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I thought I was ready to order a 1-3/4" Safe 'N Sound door on a 6-5/8" jamb, and it occurred to me that I may not want the door centered in the jamb. I like to make sure my hinge side jack stud is plumb and square, and then nail the hinge side of the door jamb directly to the jack stud. Then I like to run at least one 3" screw through each hinge to make sure nothing is going to go anywhere.

Now for my question. I will have DD + Clips + Channel on the inside of the room, and only 1/2" DW on the outside. If my door is attached to the jamb near the room side edge, I won't be able to put a screw through my hinge into a jack stud. There won't be anything but drywal, furring channel, and empty space back there. Should I be considering long throw hinges or something like that so that my door can be centered in the jamb?

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No. If you can over size your rough in, then attach a piece of 3/4 plywood to the jack stud that extends out flush with the drywall with just enough of a gap that you can use flexible caulk. That will give you enough stability for a 1 3/4 door. Trust me. If you planned ahead you could attach a 2x8 ripped to the exact thickness. Doors are always flush with the swing side, If you want to center it with long throw hinges you will need an extra wide gap on the handle side to allow room for the wider arc of the swing. That is not worth the effort.
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No. If you can over size your rough in, then attach a piece of 3/4 plywood to the jack stud that extends out flush with the drywall with just enough of a gap that you can use flexible caulk. That will give you enough stability for a 1 3/4 door. Trust me. If you planned ahead you could attach a 2x8 ripped to the exact thickness. Doors are always flush with the swing side, If you want to center it with long throw hinges you will need an extra wide gap on the handle side to allow room for the wider arc of the swing. That is not worth the effort.
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The post so nice, he made it twice!

Thanks, BIG. Looks like I'll be tearing out my rough-in again smile.gif I think I added 2" to my door dimension, which I don't think will be enough for the extra ply. I like the idea of using a 2x8 as well. Since it looks like I'll be tearing everything out, I might as well put that in.

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I can't visualize how the 2x8 or ply would be attached. Would it simply be screwed to the jack stud and extend out into the room so that the edge would be flush when the drywall is installed?

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