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Forum topic by RobS888 posted 05-05-2017 06:05 PM 514 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RobS888

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05-05-2017 06:05 PM

Hey,

I’m trying to trim out a bathroom door at the end of a hall. When I started testing pieces it became obvious that someone had done some work to hide an error. The door is almost 5/8 taller on one side than the other. That seems to have been done to compensate for the door frame being out maybe an inch.

If I try to have a consistent reveal it looks really lopsided. In the picture I have it close to level, the right side should go up a bit to be level. the reveal almost disappears on the left.

So should I go for the consistent reveal, or more level?

Maybe tear it out and start again.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.


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Loren

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#1 posted 05-05-2017 07:13 PM

If I had the time I would rip out the top board and
try to move it up a little on the right. You have a
board in the way so I can’t see if there are spacers
in there that can be removed. If they can be, sometimes
some hard whacks can persuade a nailed board
a little.

Moving the board down on the left with a prybar
might work as well… or pound wedges in to
move it. Of course you’d probably have to rip
off the trim on the other side as well.

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RobS888

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#2 posted 05-05-2017 07:39 PM


If I had the time I would rip out the top board and
try to move it up a little on the right. You have a
board in the way so I can t see if there are spacers
in there that can be removed. If they can be, sometimes
some hard whacks can persuade a nailed board
a little.

Moving the board down on the left with a prybar
might work as well… or pound wedges in to
move it. Of course you d probably have to rip
off the trim on the other side as well.

- Loren


There is a 1/2 inch shim on the right side.

I’ll get a pic of the bare opening.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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Hammerthumb

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#3 posted 05-05-2017 08:00 PM

Take it apart and re-shim the door casing to get it plumb.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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jerryminer

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 08:38 PM

Pull off the casing and re-hang the door so the head jamb is level.

Barring that, maybe taper the top casing so the top is near level and the reveal is near equal?

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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JBrow

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 08:45 PM

RobS888,

Hammerthumb’s method is probably the best way to fix the problem. But if re-hanging the door plumb and square is not part of the plan, then ripping a slight taper on the edge of the head casing that is toward the door could leave a consistent reveal. The side casing could be mitred to match the taper on the head casing. This would leave a consistent reveal around the door while keeping the head casing level. I would think that it would require a close inspection to see the fix since the taper would be very slight.

jerryminer posted while I was composing. As you can see, I like his ideas.

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 10:27 PM

Split the difference

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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RobS888

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#7 posted 05-06-2017 03:18 AM



Split the difference

- mike02130


That’s what I’m leaning towards, slight angle and slightly off reveal.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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oldreddog

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 11:28 AM

When in doubt rip it out….

-- oldreddog

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