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Old 09-06-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Hello all!

I am installing the interior doors in my new home. I've installed many of these in the past but never in a new construction.

These standard prehung doors come with a space at the bottom. If I install the doors before the carpet is installed do I set the jambs right on the subfloor and will that allow enough clearance so the door isn't rubbing on the carpet? It's going to be a medium pile carpet with a standard pad.

And then there are 2 bathrooms with tile floors. There will be carpet in the hallway. Because the tile was installed beyond the wallboard in the door opening (see photo):



Setting the door frame on the tile is going to leave a large gap at the bottom. Should I notch out the side jambs to fit over this tile so the bottom of the jamb can sit on the subfloor?

Thanks for your advice

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HI RICHO,

I WOULD CUT A NOTCH OUT OF THE DOOR FRAME. WHAT IS THE SPACE THAT THE MANUFACTURES ALLOW BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR & THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR FRAME? I HAVE FOUND THAT WHEN I'M WORKING ON A NEW HOUSE THAT IF I ALLOW +/- 15mm THAT IS USUALLY ENOUGH CLEARANCE FOR MOST CARPET'S.

HOPE THIS HELPS.
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ANDREW - PORT ELIZABETH - SOUTH AFRICA

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The doors usually clear the carpet, but I've done an entire house where I had to cut every door down after carpet was installed. If there is about an inch gap between the door and the floor you should be fine. And just go ahead and notch the jamb for the tile it won't hurt anything and if you need to, you could put a little grout fromt the bottom of the jamb to the tile to fill any gap you might end up with.
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I will have to measure the exact space at the bottom of the doors to see how much I need to work with.

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