Install French Doors

Old 09-25-08, 07:26 AM
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Install French Doors

After installing pre-hung interior French doors and making sure the frame is plumb and level, I find that one of the doors hangs a little too far from the jamb at the top hinge. The gap between the door and jamb is wider at the top hinge than it is at the bottom hinge, and consequently when I close the doors, the top edges touch before the doors are fully closed. Can this be corrected by setting the top hinge deeper in the jamb? I know I could just plane the edge where the doors meet, but I'd rather not do that if there is a better way.
Old 09-25-08, 02:49 PM
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Door of this kind are usually champhered so they do not touch at initial point of closing. But if top or bottom touches first, you need to go back and check plumb. Sometimes, a long screw into the house framing will pull the close side into alignment.

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