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Old 11-01-2011, 12:11 AM   #16
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Frame of door is plumb and level, door itself is not


OK, guys, let's stop the bickering now. I will start cleaning this up, if needed.

I have moved bottom plates over (1/4-3/8") to line the walls on many occasions, especially with exterior double doors. You have to or the door may shut/open by itself because the bottom plate is not lined with the two tops and other bottom plate when "cross-stringing". It is necessary and does work as stated.
Kirk stated to plumb the jamb, read his first response- #5. #2 happens automatically when you do #1. #3 is if the RO is out of plumb more than doing step #1 and 2 will allow you to get the jamb plumb and staying in the wall thickness.
I have also recessed the drywall with a utility knife to install the casing and caulked behind the casing to fill the gap when the jamb is plumb but the wall is out of plumb at the top (floor materials stop you from moving bottom plate). I have set doors for over 37 years, none of these fixes are ridiculous. The plaster sometimes cracks, the drywall- never.

OP, a picture would help.......

Please add helpful comments as this is why we are here.
Thank you, Gary

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