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baum 07-26-2010 06:35 AM

door casing help!!
So i was installing casing over the weekend. I would cut a 45 on both ends, but i am getting little gaps in the corners. How can i fix this?

Willie T 07-26-2010 06:37 AM

Sand the joints to fit.

baum 07-26-2010 06:44 AM

How hard is it to pull the casing off without breaking it?

what the easiest way of doing that?

JohnFRWhipple 07-26-2010 06:48 AM

Fixing the gaps in the casing.
Most likely your angle stop adjustment on your chop saw is out of wack a hair.

If the gap is tighter at the top or bottom this is usually the case. If the gap is even it is usually a sign that the jamb is slightly raised or proud of the finished drywall and a compound angle needs to be cut.

Can you show us some pictures.

I can suggest more precise info if I can see the problem...

baum 07-26-2010 06:50 AM

i will have to take pics, but its tighter at the bottom.

JohnFRWhipple 07-26-2010 07:28 AM

Check that your 45 and 45 angles make 90 with a proper square.

Try tapping a match book cover or two ply to the backside of your chop saws fence right near the middle - both sides.

Does this help?

Often the top corners on a door I will dry fit and then install the 3 boards as one with my biscuit cutter, biscuits and screws.

It is good to have a clean joint here. Take your time.

Is the stock seasoned?

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