Planning closet doors

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Old 09-21-16, 12:36 AM
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Planning closet doors

I am looking to install side by side doors for a large closet. Obviously there's going to be no door jam in the middle. So how do you make the doors lock on at the top when you close them? Any hardware recommendations?
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Masonite 32 in. x 80 in. Roman Primed 2-Panel Round Top Hollow Core Composite Interior Door Slab-23641 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 09-21-16, 03:57 AM
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Usually we use this type closure for meeting doors with no astragal. Prime-Line 11/16 in. Diameter Closet Door Ball Catch-N 7289 - The Home Depot
 
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I've read that Home Depot's double doors are really heavy when they arrive. So I'm going to by two pre-hung doors and then build my own top side part of the door jam. This shouldn't be too hard right?
 
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Double doors are always heavier than single door prehungs but I doubt it would be worth the effort to do it all on site, be easier to get a helper
 
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When you hang the doors, be sure you put 3" screws in the interior jamb hinge holes. If you dont, they will eventually sag together and hit in the middle. Yeah you can probably buy a premortised jamb kit, then just add a new longer head piece... but if the doors are premortised, be sure they match the mortises on the jambs.
 
 

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