I went to the Depot the other day, waited 3 weeks for my custom interior
door with frame, and decided one day to install it into my bathroom.
I guess the trick is to make it plumb and square?
That's some freaking trick, I'll tell you.
After installing the door, and not having it fit, I called the 800# for
Premdor of Canada, the manufacturer. It's actually Masonite, a company I'm
sure you've all heard of.
They must have a pretty busy call center up there, cause I could tell the
gal I was talking to was
1) under educated
2) over worked
3) somewhat stressed
4) likely underpaid
However --- insightful, she was.
Tack the top hinge corner, then shim the frame till it's plumb and square.
Maybe I needed a second person. Maybe I needed a better level. (Is there
really a difference in my plastic 5' level?)
So I ended up removing material, from where the door *didn't*
it up, and it didn't fit **
The company rep told me to get a qualified contractor. Bollocks, I said.
She also told me if it's not plumb and square the first time - I'm screwed
for life. A real horror story.
My question is:
Is that true, will it get worse over time?
Is there a trick to understanding what the MAGIC words plumb and square
The door was a bargain, or at least I kinda though so.
I'd like to replace 4 more, but I don't have the funds, nor am I sure the
patience, and definitely NOT the skills.