Pre Hung Door Installation
Another woodworking issue. Two prehung doors have gone in. On the one door, the jam looks beautiful and fits flush to the floor. I was thrilled to see it so neatly done yesterday. Today, the next door went in. Only one corner is resting on the hardwood. There's a 1/8" gap on the front portion of one jam. I guess we can't really expect perfection. But the right jam is sitting high all around at 3/16". It looks sloppy and poorly planned, imo. Is that acceptable? What's the tolerance for these things?
I know they'll blame the floor but would think it would have been scribed or each side measured separately to ensure a good fit. While not a highly visible area, I don't like it at all and don't want it happening everywhere. Can that side jam be removed and replaced for a better fit? I'm expecting to hear 'caulk' which would look tacky and conspicuous, imo. There are also chips at the bottom on that side that I don't see how will get covered. I'd think fill would chip off again.
How much do you undercut your doors and how much is needed for rug clearance? There seems to be some debate over this when I researched it. I'd asked for 1/2" as most carpenters were quoting. It does seem a little tight over a rug. This second door came out 3/4" but maybe because of the elevated jam. Is it hard to achieve accurate or consistent undercuts? My understanding is 3/4" is the max standard for fire safety.
Expecting too much?