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Old 02-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jagans View Post
The length of the jambs has nothing to do with whether the door is square (to itself). On prehung doors, (Is this prehung?) the jambs are made longer to allow for rug etc. You want it level and plumb so the doors don't swing by themselves.

A door can be hung square, level and on plane in spite of its surroundings with shims.

Is your structure sound? 9/16" is a lot in 5 or 6 feet.

if theres a finished floor being worked off of the length of the legs has everything to do with the frame being square .. the o.p stated that teh floor isnt level.. and the finish floor is down.. the legs have to be hard down on the floor which means cutting the legs to teh exact length so that the header stays level also


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Originally Posted by jagans View Post
Is your structure sound? 9/16" is a lot in 5 or 6 feet.
We've been doing a remodel in a 40-year-old home with a variety of floor framing techniques, not done to account for wood shrinkage. The joists are 2x12s, and there are level differences of up to 1 1/4" throughout the home, often in just a couple feet. Totally sound, just everything is up- and down-hill.
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Hi All,

Sorry for the late reply, i never got a notification of additional comments on this thread.

RE: Is the structure sound
From my research the foundation, joints etc are all stable and the structure itself is sound.

I am thinking the slope is more of a measurement issue from the installer as there is no evidence from the crawl space that the joists are undersized or sagging.

Re: Update
I did get the doors installed with the jambs and headers plumb.
Everything works as planned, now i have to work on padding out the flooring slightly to avoid the glaring gap between the door and the (future installed)floor.

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You got the jambs plumb, you got the header level.


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