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Replacing Interior Bathroom Door in 45 Year Old House


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12-28-16, 10:41 AM   #1  
Replacing Interior Bathroom Door in 45 Year Old House

Hey all,

I broke a cardinal rule, and waited to replace a door knob in a bathroom door. Well being the original knob, the mechanical parts wore out and i got locked out of the room with out the ability to properly remove the door. After a few hours of "Hard Work", not smart work, I ended up kicking in the door, and broke the jam.

So now that i demolished any remnants of the old door, i went to get a new one to replace it. The rough opening was 31.5ish... (House Settling makes it imperfect) by 82ish. I got a 30X80 inch split jam door from HD but wasnt able to make it fit, so i returned it and got a 28X80. I was able to fit Jam "A", with the door on it to the rough opening, but had to cut about an inch and a half from the bottom of the frame due to the tile in the bathroom being higher than the conjoining carpet.

I am having alot of trouble getting the jam to sit plumb and there is alot of space between the jam and the stud, so shimming is easier said than done...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 
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12-28-16, 12:14 PM   #2  
I am having alot of trouble getting the jam to sit plumb
If the floor is not level cut the jamb on the high side so the jamb sets level.
there is alot of space between the jam and the stud, so shimming is easier said than done
If a 24" door add 1x4s to each side or even 2x4s. You may need to use wider trim.


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