Steps Installing French Doors With Sidelights
French Doors With Sidelights – Insert a nail through the outer molding into the frame behind a hammer and a sixteen penny nail. Wedge wedges behind the top of the jamb on one side. Place a level against the edge of the jamb on the same side. Touch the jamb or the bottom until the level bubble is centered. Drive a 3-inch screw treated cover through each hole in the doorway at the bottom of the door on the wooden threshold below. Tighten the screws so that the threshold is pulled firmly on the floor. Key the side trim to the frame at the top and bottom of each side.
Choose which door will be your front door when doors are not open. This french doors with sidelights receives a knob lock and functional safety lock, while the front door will have a simulated control with no locking mechanism and firing pin and locking plates. Insert the front drive mechanism through the lower hole at the edge of the gate. Fasten it with the screws provided with the hardware. Insert and fix the pin lock mechanism in the upper hole. Insert the two halves of the door knob through the hammer mechanism according to the instructions that come with the knob.
The two long screws through the base plate inside the knob of the thread and tighten with a screwdriver. Do the same with the pin lock barrel in the upper hole. Make sure that the swivel pin goes inside the door. Install the french doors with sidelights cover on the inside facing jamb frame. Cut two side pieces, one right and one left, with 45-degree miter at the upper ends.
Cut the miter so the short side reaches a point ¼ inch higher than the bottom edge of the jamb head. The side pieces of the nail to the ¼ inch jamb from the inside edge. Measures french doors with sidelights between the two main points outside the miter and cut a piece with 45-degree miter at each end, one right, and one left.