out of plumb

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out of plumb

Not completely or precisely vertical. I think we need to call the builder again because that wall is definitely out of plumb.
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out of plumb

not exactly vertical.
1984 T. Coraghessan Boyle Budding Prospects His bad eye, I noticed, had gone crazy. Normally it was just slightly out of plumb.
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Twisted or out-of-plumb rough openings raise havoc with door installations.
Chisel back any warped or out-of-plumb studs to keep the panels sitting flat on the tub rim.
You may have to plane a bit from the top or bottom of the groove side to fit a board against out-of-plumb door or window trim.
In most cases, the lower jamb has shifted or pulled loose from its nails, resulting in an out-of-plumb opening.
Make any adjustments to out-of-plumb walls at this point (see text).
If your rough opening is badly out-of-plumb you may have to taper the brick mold to allow the door to be installed plumb.
I had to make the baseboard, door molding and stairways fit right despite the bowed and out-of-plumb walls, irregular floors and crooked comers left behind by the framing carpenters.
You can then scribe and cut this filler piece to the proper configuration to accommodate an irregular or out-of-plumb wall.