In some cases such as an older home or if the rough opening for your door is just too large, you will need to reduce or shrink the rough opening down to allow for a easier installation. A good and simple solution is to add a 1x3 furring strip to one or both sides of the opening. Correct size openings can be found here door rough opening sizes.

Furring strip applied

Door Reduced openingNotice how this gives a surface to draw a plumb line and something solid to attach the EZ-HANG bracket to.

Notice in the picture above, adding a single 3/4" thick material will normally allow a standard 2-1/4" casing to be applied. If you add anything thicker, most likely a wider trim would be needed to cover gap.

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