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Old 07-30-2011, 11:09 PM   #16
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If you don't hang the door plumb it will drive you crazy every time you look at it, well I guess the difference in margin would too. I really don't see any other options than talking to your sheet rock fellow. Even at that it isn't an easy fix.

What type of flooring do you have on each side of that wall? What is on the other side of the wall? Which way is the widest margin at the top or bottom of the door way? The reason I am asking is I am trying to see if there is a way to move that bottom plate.

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Marble on one side and hardwood on the other. The hardwood hasn't been completely installed. The stud is actually leaning away from the door, so I have a wider margin at the top. I think we might be able to shim out the drywall, since the studs seem to be plumb a couple of studs over.
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If that is the case with the studs being plumb that close I would give that a try. With the type of flooring you have on each side of the wall that may keep moving the bottom plate out.
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Jim,

I just came across a clever solution to the drywall problem: sistering studs to those that are out of plumb. This method won't help me with the door frame itself, but I won't have anything visibly asymmetrical once the drywall is up.
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That is a good idea, that should take care of that problem.
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Accidentally double posted. Thanks for the input!

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