Refitting door after new carpet fitted

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by jonnyw, 10 Nov 2013.

  1. jonnyw

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    We've recently ripped out the laminate in a room, and had a thick pile carpet fitted with a 10mm underlay.

    Quite unsurprisingly, the (internal) door couldn't be put back on afterwards, due to the height of the new floor covering.

    When I rest the door on the new carpet, and line up the hinges, the tops of the hinges seem to be approx 3 mm over the top groove that they used to fit into (see, I know all the carpentry/joiner terms! ;) ).

    The difference in height between the hallway carpet/carpet rail, and this new carpet also looks substantial.

    I was just about to start the task of planing the door, when I remembered other rooms we've previously planed to make way for thicker pile carpets, now have big gaps between the carpet rail and door when closed. I'm also aware that over time the pile will drop.

    I'm wondering should I be considering rising butt hinges, with a bit of planing, rather than doing a lot of planing?

    How difficult is it to switch from normal to rising butt hinges?
     
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    How much gap was there at the top of the door in it's original (laminate floor etc. state) more than 3mm and you could rehang the door but up a few mm which could make all the difference...pinenot :)
     
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