Can "toed in" or "toed out" jambs be adjusted?

This condition (toed in or toed out jambs) is usually not found until the door is installed.

  1. Frames which have toed in or toed out jambs have been installed out of tolerance.
  2. It is the responsibility of the installing contractor to install all material in accordance with SDI or HMMA installation standards and tolerances.
  3. Frames which are installed out of the published tolerances must be adjusted or replaced by the installing contractor.

Conventional Frames (F-Series, FN-Series, MU-Series, FE-Series or DE-Series) - These frames are installed during the wall construction process and anchored/fastened directly to the wall construction. When toed in or toed out jambs are found:

  1. Masonry wall applications - Frame usually must be removed and/or replaced
  2. Stud wall applications - If the wall board is not attached, the frame may be able to be re-anchored and adjusted. If the wall board has been installed the frames usually must be removed and new frames installed.

Drywall Slip-on Frames (DW-Series or K-Series) - These frames can usually adjusted by the installing contractor. Recommended adjustment processes are found on pages 16 thru 17 in SDI-122 which can be viewed here.


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