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Old 08-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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bottom reveal is not the same height across


After installing a prehung door the bottom reveal is not the same height across the bottom. Had to adjust the top hindge to make the the top of the door level. The frame is square and the door is square in the frame. How do I adjust the bottom reveal?

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bottom reveal is not the same height across


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After installing a prehung door the bottom reveal is not the same height across the bottom. Had to adjust the top hindge to make the the top of the door level. The frame is square and the door is square in the frame. How do I adjust the bottom reveal?
I have installed 100's of doors over the years.
First thing is you need a level/say a 2 footer.To make the level longer just hold it against a straight piece of lumber.
Now check the floor for level.Set the leg of the jamb tight to the high point of the floor.attach this jamb to the framing/make sure it is plumb.Now lift the free jamb until the head reveal is the same.shim and attach jam.
finally determine the gap needed at the base of door/cut even with slope of floor.

hope this helps,

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