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I want to replace paneled French doors with ones that have glass. Can I just buy the doors and hang them or do I need to buy them prehung and start from scratch? Some friends say it is too hard to get the doors to line up properly with using the existing framework.

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You can just replace the doors. It's not necessary to replace the entire jamb with a pre-hung unit. It does take some carpentry skills to mortise the new hinges and latch. It's run of the mill stuff for a competent carpenter. I can't say if it's beyond your capabilities. Installing a pre-hung unit is much more work but a somewhat lower skill level is required.

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