My last project was installing a new rear entry door in a house on a slab. I followed
the instructions from Masonite, leveled the sill, plumbed the jambs. When the door was closed, the gap at the top was 1/8 inch at the hinge side, WOW 1/4 inch on the lock side on a 32 inch door. When I put the framing square on the door, it was out of square slightly over 3/32 on the 24 inch side of the framing square. Moral of the story, forget leveling the threshold and then plumbing the jambs. Just leave the door in the frame and plumb it using the hinges and a level as the plumb line. In order to get the door looking correct it was necessary to leave the threshold out of level. So much for PRECISION manufacturing processes. If the manufacturers have lousy machinery, they will get lousy results on the finished product.
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