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  1. #1
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    Floor upgrade What to do?

    I have pulled up the carpet / removed and replaced doors and walls. I had this bright Idea to just put this stout Subfloor over the old - Click image for larger version. 

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    And then the Hardy Board and the porcelain tile - Click image for larger version. 

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    Problem is the doors are already hung and it aint gonna clear. As you can see.
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    Do I pull up the second sub floor?
    Or re do the doors so they are higher and clear?
    And those door frames are really in there.
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    I’ve belt sanded like 1/2” off the bottom of a door to clear stuff.

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    Thought about too, take an 1" of the bottoms of the doors ? that's what it would take/

    To add I have already cut 16 feet of the exterior walls to fit that raised Sub Floor.

    It just sucks It's always something and I am growing weary of it all.

    Even in the pic you see the safe that is supposed to be a new Closet with another 6 panel door right here leaning against the wall
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    Remove doors by the hinge, take a planer to the doors and remove the necessary material.

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    Floor upgrade What to do?

    Careful with exterior doors, tho
    Donít need a gap to the outside

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    Yeah as long as it's a solid wood door(looks like it). Just pull it off hinges and cut down what you need. If you do cut it with a saw, as opposed to planing it, make sure to use some blue painter's tape on both sides(helps with splintering etc) and use a guide.

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    Another option is a different underlayment. The particle board in the pic is a poor choice because it only has three layers, is likely full of voids, and probably not recommended by the floor covering manufacturer.

    You can buy thinner stronger underlayment that will save many headaches now and in the future. Something like this:

    https://www.robertsconsolidated.com/...-underlayment/

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    Agree with the above comment. And then plane a little off the door bottom if still needed.
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    Also, over in the "View right now" thread there's pictures of particle board covered walls. It probably goes without saying there's a plan to cover the walls with drywall or maybe plaster but just in case: something Fire-Rated is not only code compliant, but highly recommended.

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