Repost link to door replacing page?

A month or two ago someone posted a link to a page showing how to install a new door into an existing jamb, using the old door as the template for locating the hinges, etc. I, brilliantly, lost the link.
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It was probably this page: http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/doors/install1/custom/pre-hang/solid.htm
Or another page at that same site. Anyway, having done this 3 times recently, I found that measuring the existing jamb to be more accurate because your matching up method assumes that the existing hinges on the door are on the right spot. In my case one of them was 1/8" off! I corrected that on the new door and when I went to hang it it matched up perfectly! And it was a heavy exterior door with 3 hinges on it, and believe me, that makes a difference. I caught the previous misalignment by attaching my new hinges to the existing door and jamb and tried to rehang it, just for test purposes. When I backchecked everything I discovered that there really was one hinge that was off by that much!
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On 12/28/2004 5:49 AM scott snipped-for-privacy@my-deja.com wrote:

Thanks, but that is not it. That page shows how to hang a new pre-hung door in a new roughed-out opening. In this house the old bathroom door and door jambs are in place. I'm looking for help transferring the old door's hinge and lock hardware to the new door so they line up with the bits on the jamb.

Nope. The instructions I saw (then lost) used the old door as a guide and template.
I've never done a door before. Here's my chance to impress my lovely wife.
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There's your answer Mike.................Use the old one for a patern.
The hardest thing to deal with will be the size of the door matching the old one,(length and width and square) but even that shouldn't kill you.
Just pull the old door off lay it one the new door ( making sure you know which sides are the top and bottom and hinge sides and matching those up ), make markings to match new door to old, the remove old door and set aside and make cuts to "adjust" door to proper size/shape, then cut the hinges in with a chisel............or Hinge Mortising bit for your router. Then drill your Doorknob set and your done!..............See how easy that was?
You may need your assistant Inge<sp> to help.
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On 12/28/2004 6:36 PM MUADIB wrote:

I just know I'll end up with one hinge too high or low. And the slidey-out thing on the door lock won't go into the hole in the striker plate.
(I gotta look up the names of these things.)
So it's a transfer-the-location-of-the-hinges-with-a-square kinda thing?

Inge's on vacation right now. Good thing, too. She is dangerously curvey and very fertile and there is little to do right now, what with the rains and all, and her lab smock would cling to her body fetchingly and . . . well, idle hands and the Devil in search of a workshop and all that.
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