Cut the door?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by TheAndre, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. TheAndre

    TheAndre New Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    I recently just spent weeks remodeling my bathroom in my spare time. The last thing left to do was the floor. It had vinyl flooring....the wife wants tile of course. However, the door won't clear if I put tile down. What's the best and easiest way to fix this? Plain the door? I need to get this done as soon as possible so the wife will let me have a day off. Thanks-
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    You can cut the door with a saw.

    Sometimes I scribe the front side so the wood won't splinter when I'm cutting with a circular saw.
    A nice sharp blade helps.

    I like to leave about 1/2" under the door so the fan works better.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Put masking tape over the cut, clamp the door between thin boards over the cut, or scribe the cut first. Any of these will prevent or minimize splintering from the saw blade.
  5. Mike Swearingen

    Mike Swearingen New Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Independent Real Estate Broker
    On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
    The other issue that you will have if you tile is raising the toilet flange to sit flush on top of the finished tile floor level, so that the wax ring will properly seal between the flange and the toilet base horn. Make sure that the flange is securely bolted on top of the tile floor with only the thickness of the flange above tile level.
    If the bathroom is over a basement or crawlspace, you can cut the closet bend and raise the flange (best). Or, there are extensions that you can get (next best). Or, you can double two wax rings to seal it, if necessary (third choice). All three will work.
    Good Luck!
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