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Old 03-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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We recentely tore out carpeting and we decided to restore the hardwood floors beneath. The problem we have now is that the existing door jams, which were installed on top of the carpeting we tore out, now leave a gap above the hardwood floors. What is a solution to this problem, without removing the door and lowering it to fit snuggly on top of the floor? The gap is from a 1/2 to an 1".

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Notice the doors are also high too....are these obscenely high?

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Old 03-18-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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You're screwed!!!

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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Yep, I think your right! We just tore out the doors and are looking to get new ones.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:41 PM   #5
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lol is that your professional opinion?
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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Mike "YES" that is my professional opinion! There are just some situations that don't require a lot of conversation and explanation. This is one of those. There's nothing more to say!
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No other solution but to move the door frame down, if it can go down.

Remove the casing. Cut the nails holding the door frame. Allow the frame to drop to the floor. Square/level/plumb - the door frame, and re-install.
Re-attach casing. Patch walls if needed.

By the looks of it, you may still have some concrete visible even after that....(?)

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May be asking for trouble...looks like plaster walls to me. Then there's the 37 coats of paint at the top of the door casing that will be exposed in the form of a ridge.
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I am just a novice but you could cut some filler pieces to fill the void and then finish it out with base shoe moulding and that would cover most of it. Not an perfect fix but would look much better than what you have now at least do all the wall base boards and maybe a little caulk and it would hide most of it ! what do you have to loose ? but other than that you got to cut out the jams and cut down the doors .
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:03 PM   #11
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Yep, I think your right! We just tore out the doors and are looking to get new ones.
You made a wise descision. Is that a Pine floor your looking to re-finish?
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Looks to me like it has already been refinished.

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