Exterior Door install using screws

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Old 11-21-17, 10:31 PM
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Exterior Door install using screws

I'm installing an exterior door, it's a service door on the garage. The new door does not have brick mold, just a basic slab door. I want to install it using screws instead of nails, I'm going to use GRK R4 screws, they look like deck screws, sized like deck screws. What size is good for this application, 9 or 10 x 2.5" or 3" ?

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Old 11-22-17, 08:48 AM
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2-1/2" should be fine. I also install doors with screws versus nailing, it's easier to adjust.
I would put one 3" screw into one of the top hinge holes, that tightens the top hinge into the stud.
 
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Thanks Brian - being able to adjust is exactly why I'm going with screws over nailing. I'm assuming that either screw size is good so I'll probably go with 9x screws.
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