Hang door in middle of jamb?

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Old 01-07-21, 05:10 PM
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Hang door in middle of jamb?

Got to installing this door and realized that the tiler has stopped the tile halfway of the jamb instead of under the door.
Is there a way to move the door and hang it halfway in the jamb with a special hinge or some other option?
I really wanted to avoid a transition...
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Old 01-07-21, 05:17 PM
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No. Its a little late now. I would learn to live with it. 1st world people problems.

Setting the door in the middle of the jamb would look far worse than it does with the door closed.
 
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Old 01-07-21, 05:18 PM
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No special hinges that I have ever seen, you have a very deep jamb, why not just move the door more to the center?
 
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Old 01-07-21, 05:23 PM
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If you are dead set on moving the door, you could inset it 1 1/2" with 3 1/2" x 5" hinges, but you would also need to special order an extra long strike plate. And I think it would look bad. But its your call I guess.
 
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Old 01-07-21, 05:48 PM
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This is so minor that if you had not said anything it would not be noticeable. In fact I had trouble seeing it with the pictures provided.
 
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Old 01-08-21, 12:15 AM
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it would not be noticeable
It's that new project myopic view where every little detail is analyzed yet what seemed so critical at first becomes invisible with time!

 
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Old 01-08-21, 05:03 AM
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Yes, that is the downside of DIY. You see every imperfection and damn yourself for letting happen. As my father-in-law once told me as he was a helper with a construction crew. He would carefully nail structures together. His friend came up to him and said, "hey, you're building a house, not a cabinet, just slam those nails in and don't worry about a few missis."
 
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Old 01-08-21, 12:39 PM
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No special hinges that I have ever seen, you have a very deep jamb, why not just move the door more to the center?

Jamb is 4.5" wide
Wouldn't
moving the door in a bit to the center block the hinge? I'd have to shim it outward or mortise some space for the pin part of the hinge?
 

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Old 01-08-21, 01:34 PM
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Like I said, you would use 3.5 x 5" butt hinges.

A 3.5 x 5 butt hinge would move the door in 3/4". If you want more than that you would need a wider hinge, which only come in larger dimensions. A 4 x 7 butt hinge would move the door in 1 3/4" farther than it is now. Google wide throw butt hinge. Your mortise would get wider than it is now. The hinge pin stays in the same location as it is now. You would also need more of a bevel on the leading edge of the door.
 
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Old 01-08-21, 04:19 PM
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Install a pocket door. They sit in the middle of the jamb.
 
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Old 02-02-21, 06:03 PM
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Why not put in a low saddle the width of the jamb and plane down the bottom of the door.
 
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Old 02-02-21, 07:46 PM
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I really wanted to avoid a transition...
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