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Simple question: when installing a custom made door jamb, should it be sitting directly on top of the subfloor or be lifted up a little (like drywall is lifted 1/2", for example)?

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You can leave it a little off if you want = about 1/4"... You will be cutting the bottoms when install flooring. If you do carpet a 1/4" is about perfect.

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for hardwood or tile I like it cut flush with the finished floor surface. –  HerrBag Jun 12 '13 at 11:50

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