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Walls not vertical!

Posted by lazygardens (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 12 at 14:25

Not an optical illusion or a problem with the camera ... because of the way adobe walls are constructed, they have an obvious slant. The doors are typically installed to match the lean of the wall, using half-mortise hinges and rim-mount locks.

You can regard it as convenient - it gives you self-closing doors if the door is installed leaning inward. Or you can drive yourself nuts trying to make everything all square and vertical and gringo-style.

The doorway in the foreground has its own lean, but it's leaning away from the camera so it's not obvious.


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RE: Walls not vertical!

I would be concerned as your glasses are on the floor and the template seems to be missing or broken off.


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RE: Walls not vertical!

That can't explain the lean! I may have been out of focus, but the camera was doing fine.

This was taken during a project when the SO wanted a leaning door picture to show a co-worker. I missed the glasses when I tossed the rest of the stuff in the corner.

We'll be re-setting the doors old-style as we redo the floors. Some were re-mounted to be plumb when they shouldn't be.


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