Installing exterior door with Type X drywall


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Old 11-14-17, 06:49 PM
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Installing exterior door with Type X drywall

What's the best way to install a door that will eventually have 5/8" type X drywall on one side and 1/2" on the other? I'm thinking offset the door 5/8" on the type x side and install thicker trim on the inside then butt the 1/2" drywall up against the trim. Any other ideas? If it isn't obvious what the issue is, the jamb is sized for 1/2" drywall on each side l, so using 5/8" on one side causes the jamb on the opposite side to be recessed 1/8" behind the drywall.
 
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Old 11-14-17, 06:53 PM
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Interior side flush with the surface of the drywall so that the trim lays normally. On the outside, the trim can be rabbetted (notched) as needed to hide the 1/8" difference. Exterior trim is usually 5/4 thick, such as brickmold... or something of similar thickness.

This assumes your door is made for a standard 4 9/16 or 6 9/16 wall thickness... and that you will have 4 11/16 or 6 11/16.

You don't butt drywall up against trim.
 
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Old 11-15-17, 03:51 AM
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Notch the brick mould. Of course! I have a table saw, so that will be super easy. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-26-17, 04:08 PM
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Hi, Shim the sheetrock 1/8" where it butts upon the door.
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