Bottom of door hitting new t-molding. Easy fix?

Discussion in 'Flooring Potpourri' started by Greg Jones, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Not much to estimating/calculating if you have the material dimensions - and you do. It can even be done without a tape measure - lay a piece of wood equal in thickness to your desired gap (a quarter-inch or more), the flooring on top of that, then the transition piece on top of that and mark the bottom of the door on the hinge side, then the other side. That's how much should be cut off the door.

    This is all far easier than you are making it out to be. All you need to do is find a carpenter/handy person and ask them to give you an estimate to cut 4 doors. Get more than one estimate, if you don't like what you hear.
     
  2. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    You can measure on the jamb from the bottom of the hinge to the subfloor. Now measure from the corresponding point on the hinge on the door to the bottom of the door. You will obviously have some clearance but once you account for the thickness of your new flooring, underlayment, transitions and anything else plus some wiggle room, you should be able to figure out how much to cut off of each door.
     
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  3. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Just take all the doors off for good. Open concept is still the trend right??
     
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  4. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    These are photos from the last set of door cuts I did 13 years ago.

    trimming-doors01.jpg trimming-doors02.jpg trimming-doors03.jpg trimming-doors04.jpg trimming-doors05.jpg trimming-doors06.jpg trimming-doors07.jpg
     
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  5. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

  6. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Me too, makes me regret not buying a track saw 16 years ago ;)
     
  7. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    We had like 20 doors that needed cut once and our local hardware store cut them. You need to get out and just ask some stores who and where to get it done.
     
  8. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    Always cut the bottom, not the top!
     
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