Originally Posted by paulspainting
:confused: i have a new mahogany door i just installed that has a 3/4 gap at top on handle side jam is level /sq. hinges tight , what would cause this..
Sounds like you need to cut 5/8 off the bottom of the handle side jamb. This would be common if the floor was out of level, (down on the hinged side). The floor being 5/8 out of level would be common. If the situation is as I described you could have raised the hinge side 5/8 if you were going to carpet. For like vinyl you would have had to drop the hinge side to the floor, Cut 5/8 off the other side and drop it to the floor. Tile guys have a saw that looks like a trowl which they use to cut jambs after they are installed. You put a piece of 5/8 scrap on the floor next to the jamb and put the saw on top of it and saw away. After sawing, in your case you could problably cut the nails to drop the jamb down. Hope that might help. HS