08:52PM | 01/01/14

I have recently installed and new door jamb for a set of french doors. The jamb is plumb, I have checked it multiple times, but when I hung the doors, the do not hang level. They are flush at the top but at the bottom they are off by about 1/2" (one door is leaning into the closet and one is leaning into the room). What would be causing this? Is the only way to fix this to cheat out the bottom of my jamb so they hang flush?

Duane, Moderator

09:27PM | 01/01/14
Member Since: 11/14/13
70 lifetime posts
You can try that,
Are you sure the rough opening is square?

Duane expert moderator


10:37PM | 01/01/14
Thanks for the reply Duane. The frame was square before I installed the jamb. I have also checked the jamb after installed and it is level on both planes.



06:13AM | 01/02/14
"I have also checked the jamb after installed and it is level on both planes." Then the floor is sloped.


03:04PM | 01/14/14
Member Since: 01/14/14
85 lifetime posts
If the floor is off the whole door will be off.
Easiest way to have done it was find out how far off it was and take that amount off the jamb on the high side before the door was installed.


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