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Raise exterior doors 3/4, make room for door mats

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When installing your front, garage entry or other swinging exterior doors of your new home, I recommend nailing and gluetips-mat-thumbing a 1×8, cut and ripped to fit, to the floor before installing your new door. Then install the door on top of the cut 1×8. Use sub flooring glue between the 1×8 and the floor and again between the 1×8 and the bottom of the threshold. The width of the 1×8 should not exceed the width of the threshold and the 1×8 should fit directly under the threshold when installed.
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