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door/doorframe question

Posted by blackcats13 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 12, 09 at 19:30

Recently I've been really annoyed by all of our exterior doors (front, back, and garage). On the outside of all 3 of them, the door knob is very close to the frame. So close that if you aren't careful you will very painfully smash your fingers between them when closing the door. Why would this be? Is this the work of a PO that couldn't measure accurately, or could there be some other reason? This isn't some old house quirk, is it?

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RE: door/doorframe question

If the setback for the locks is normal (2-3/8" to 2-3/4" from the center of the knob to the door edge), and you're pinching your fingers, it probably means that the trim around the door is fatter than normal, or the door is weirdly trimmed out. Hard to say without a picture.

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