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06:47PM | 02/24/07
Member Since: 11/14/06
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Bvwindows
I am replacing some interior french doors. The problem is with the new doors. The door on the right fits great with the top of the jamb, but the left door is 3/8" low at the top and at the bottom. They fit good when both doors are closed also and the hing placement is the same for both doors. What could be causing this problem?

whit.millwork

05:51AM | 02/25/07
Member Since: 04/10/03
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several things can be done to fix. are doors plumb. sounds like top of door needs shimmed to the left and bottom of doors need shimmed to the right.if you can get both doors the same even if they look like they have a slight sag in the middle, you can lower that head jamb down a litlle to make your reveal right.

if doors are plumb or cant be shifted to get reveal correct, another problem might be floor is not level.are you sitting on carpet or hard surface? if you are sittng on carpet, you can probably shim up left side off the the floor high enough to fix problem and not look bad. if you are sitting on hard suface, another fix would be to cut 3/8's off of your right side jamb to lower right hand door. just some different ideas. once you get doors lined up, you can adjust that head jamb a little to get a nice reveal.
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