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rsclark67 01-31-2010 01:34 AM

gap for slab door?
I am framing a new door opening in a wall- Im doing good, but, can you tell me (after framing, and jambs), how much of a gap,if any, do I need to have from the jamb to the door sides and top? Hope that makes sense. Thank you for your time.

jlhaslip 01-31-2010 02:13 AM

1/8th inch side to side and same on top.
Bottom will depend on several things including the floor finish.
I like 5/8 or 3/4 inch under a door if there is no cold air return in the room.


Are you talking about the 'margins after install' which I answered above or the rough opening size for framing?
RO size is door slab plus 2 inches.

rsclark67 01-31-2010 12:38 PM

Thank you that is the exact information I was looking for. Thank you for for letting me know the word margins to replace gaps. Also, love the quote!:thumbup:

rsclark67 01-31-2010 11:21 PM

Finally got it up-Thank you

jlhaslip 02-01-2010 03:16 AM

welcome. thanks for reporting your success.

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