We learn from our mistakes. That is why I am posting this. Learn from
I recently finsihed my basement. I built walls, installed drywall,
carpet, paint, etc.
After I did all this, one of the double french doors that go into my
computer/office room now scrapes the carpet, which it didn't do
before. I figured the house settled a little so I tried adjusting the
door with shims behind the hinges. That didn't look so well and the
reveal looked terrible, so i took them out. I took them out.
After many days of sitting and pondering the situation ( my excuse for
watching football), I figured the only way to fix it was to trim the
bottom of the door. After measuring how much I needed to trim, and
moving the door from full open to full closed, I realized the the door
would only scrape for a few inches, then clear the carpet again.
So, what happened was.........when I installed the walls in the
basement, I apparently elevated the floor joist above this portion of
the room upstairs. It is too late to correct the problem and since it
is only 1/8-1/4 inch, I will trim the door bottom to fix the problem.
This will all be done as soon as I ponder the correct way to trim the
door. I figure I'll have that figured out sometime after the Super
So, learn from my mistakes guys/gals.
Hank <~~~don't know the point spread yet