Plumb-bob anchorcomments (3) January 31st, 2011 in Project Gallery
Whenever I'm hanging a door with wood jambs, I use a chisel or utility knife to lift a small sliver in the center of the head jamb. Then I use it to anchor the string on my plumb line, as shown in the drawing. The sliver is a quick, handy way to get a purchase for the plumb line, and it stays there until it is eventually hidden behind the door casing. The same trick can be used to hang a plumb line when you're framing.
Michael R. Sweem, Palo Alto, CA
posted in: Project Gallery, windows, doors
The essential step-by-step guide to removing your old toilet and installing a new one read more
The Best Door and Window Tips
Give you're favorite tip a thumbs up
Browse through this collection of Fine Homebuilding reader-submitted window and door tips, and tell us which ones are the most, useful, interesting, and innovative. We'll tally the thumbs up and make a pdf download of the ten favorite tips.
Have a better tip to share?