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Optimal door stop gap for unpainted interior prehung pine door

Optimal door stop gap for unpainted interior prehung pine door

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Old 08-03-18, 07:38 PM
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Optimal door stop gap for unpainted interior prehung pine door

Hello all,

I have a pine 6 panel prehung door installed. The doorstops came from the factory with roughly 2/32"-3/32" gap. The doorstop is actually installed evenly all around which is astounding, I've had some pretty terrible prehung doors before. I haven't painted the doorjambs or the doors yet. I am planning to do 1 primer coat and 2 semigloss coats on the jambs and 1 primer coat and 2-3 semigloss coats on the door. Is the size gap I have right now good for how much paint I plan to apply? Right now the door doesn't rattle on its own (that I've noticed) but if I pull the handle back and forth you can tell it has that space between the jamb and the door. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-04-18, 02:37 AM
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Sounds about normal to me. You don't want a real tight fit.
 
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