more so than dead-on plumb in
Long story short, I position the
door by eye and then marked how
far off the base moulding to place
the floor guide. Next, I removed
the door and screwed the floor
guide to the floor where it cannot
be seen when the door is fully
open or fully closed. Then, I
replaced the door.
INSTALL THE HANDLE
The last step is installing a
handle. On our door the handle
does two things. First, it’s a handle so we can open the door.
Second, it’s a stop. The handle
contacts the casing on the left
and right, limiting the door’s
travel such that it doesn’t come
off the floor guide.
If you don’t want the handle to
touch the trim, you can install a
small block on the door and then
the handle on top of that.
However you do it, close the
door… Do you live in a barn? EHT
Editor’s Note: Mark Clement
is a licensed contractor and
host of MyFixitUpLife—What’s
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