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farrington135 07-07-2006 10:15 AM

moulding gaps
What would be considered pushing it as far as a gap between wall and moulding?? I have a door jamb that is off center and causes a 1/4" space between moulding and edge of jamb. Recenter the jamb or just caulk. Thanks

redline 07-07-2006 05:13 PM

Did you just install the door jam? or the moulding?

AtlanticWBConst. 07-09-2006 05:45 PM

Bottom line: 1/4 inch gap is def. pushing it. we don't like having any gaps in our finish wood work, and 1/16" is pushing it for us.

It also depends on what effort you want to put into the project.

Lazy method: Put in a bead of Caulk, let dry and bead-caulk again and dry.... then paint. (if it's painted trim)
This can work fine if people aren't too picky...

Proper method: Take it all apart and re-mill the jam to the proper width measurement (or re-center it if that is the issue) ---- and match up the casing to it.
If you do this. Just pull the finish nails through the BACKSIDE of the trimwork. NOT out the front side. This will eliminate damaging the trim face and allow you to re-use, re-nail and putty the jam and casing.

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