What does your contract specify? If it just says "hanging doors" you
are getting what you paid for.
A good craftsman would fill the spaces from the old hinges, but if you
did not make that part of the agreement, you are screwed.
If you bought the doors from a big box chain store, they would have no
clue about craftsmanship and quality work. I'd talk to the installers
and see if they are capable of doing the job right and see if you can
strike a deal and pay for the extra labor.
You paid top dollar to the company for new doors. I'd call them and
explain what the subs are doing and request that they either include
new jambs or go with larger pairs of hinges, just like the originals.
Maybe split the costs if you go with new jambs.
But installing triple-hinged doors into unmodified double-hinged jambs
is not doing anyone a service. I wouldn't have it. (That kind of
crap in the shop, barn, or well-house might be fine, but not in the
main house, no matter how old.
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult,
whereas I am merely in disguise.
-- Margaret Atwood
Sorry for your problems.
They should make the jambs right.
If we had been approached to do this we would have suggested matching
the existing butt pockets and replaced the hinges with new. Hinge
sizes are fairly consistent, so finding new replacements shouldn't be
a problem even if you needed square corners. Adding the third hinge
would have been your choice but wouldn't have been much trouble
considering the doors have to be fitted anyway.
Thinking about it, if they have the top of the hinges lined up with
the top of the butt pocket it might not be anymore difficult (than
patching) to enlarge the pockets on the doors (and the new one on the
jamb) and get larger hinges. A little more money but it would look
better than the patches. If the jambs are painted, I might go ahead
with the patches.
You probably need to have a conversation with the contractor or the
sub (depending on who you are paying) and see if you can't come to an
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