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Old 02-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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So I have an Anderson sliding glass door installed, vinyl over wood. The frame is proud of the drywall on the left side by 3/32-1/8". When I am placing the trim molding on I can't get the molding to sit flush on either the wall or the frame,I split the difference and get about 1/16" gap that I would need to caulk on frame side. I can't figure out a way to get it perfectly flat on both sides. I figure I can be the only person who has run into this issue? If it was a wood frame I would have taken a hand plane to it to get the moulding flat, can't do that with the vinyl. Suggestions? I am overreacting to the 1/16" gap?


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I am overreacting to the 1/16" gap?
Ayuh,.... I always thought that was the very reason caulk was invented,.....

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Got a table saw? If so just stand it on it's end and take some off 1/2 the casing.
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A 1\16" gap is very small. Is the trim solid wood or paint grade? If paint grade, caulking is fine. If it's wood, I'd leave it. Again, 1/16" is small.
If it was anything bigger, I'd rip a peice of the same material on the table saw, to the thickness of the gap, and slide it in behind with some glue if possible. Then nail through it.
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Yeah, OCD is bad with me, I just thought I would check in. Yes this is paint grade so I guess I need to let go.
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