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Old 12-04-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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I was wondering how most of you would tackle this, here's the situation. Door opens into a room right under soffit. R.O. is 6' 8 3/4", gonna have carpet. So I figure it has to hang up 1/2 to 3/4 depending on the carpet. Should I cut the door and jambs down 2 1/2 to make room for trim on top, or leave it as tall as I can and no trim on top? Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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An uncased door looks awful.

I would make sure everything excess possible is removed from the header.
Then I would make sure the header came down no more than 1-1/2".
That should allow you room to use 2-1/4" casing across the top, with a little adjustment... and a quarter inch reveal when using a normal prehung door.

Then trim (cut) the door bottom as needed.

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if its a solid door. iwould definetly cut the door, it will mke the wall look taller. imo any way.
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Where are you located ?
Whats code for your area for min height door ?
If you want to go lower verify w/your building Inspector 1st
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codes, itake it somelocations have codes for everything. i could never deal with that.
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One of my friends is 6'6", another is 6' 4"
They have codes for a reason
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the code around here is duck if the door is to short. lol, all in fun!
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[quote=roadhouse;361473]the code around here is duck if the door is to short.
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One of my friends is 6'6", another is 6' 4"
They have codes for a reason
And as a practical less human factor reason. Try to get furniture of any size through a shortened door! And uncased doors do look awful. Trim the door. Or put down a nice floor and save yourself all the allergens from carpeting?
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That sounds very similar to a door we have. We used flat trim on the short side. The top trim is just about 3/4" thick. It doesn't look great, but neither does a squat door, especially if you have another door in the room to compare it to.

In my case, the short side is located so that you're *never* going to be sitting or standing and looking at it, and that migth make a difference.
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Codes are restrictive enough without us adding to them when there is no such stipulation.

Unless I've missed some recent IRC changes, it's 6'-8" on the dwelling exit door. No such limitation on interior doors.

See "R311.4.2" 2006

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