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DIYHomeTheater 05-22-2011 02:48 PM

door question
 
I installed a few pre-hung doors in the basement. They were near perfectly installed and opened/closed easily. Then the tile flooring guys, removed the doors at the hinges by removing the pins to trim the jambs at the bottoms and install tile. Now the doors do not open/close easily like they used to. I don't think that they have moved the jambs, just had some sort of a deleterious effect on the hinges. Any suggestions on how I can make them work again? Thank you

DangerMouse 05-22-2011 02:55 PM

Did you trim the bottoms of the doors to account for the added floor height?

***I moved this to "Windows and doors". Please do not post questions in the "How-to-guides" section.***

Thanks!

DM

DIYHomeTheater 05-22-2011 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 652691)
Did you trim the bottoms of the doors to account for the added floor height?

***I moved this to "Windows and doors". Please do not post questions in the "How-to-guides" section.***

Thanks!

DM

No, but the bottom of the doors is clear of the installed tile floor.

Jkslate 05-22-2011 03:01 PM

I would make sure they didn't bend the hinges at all when they removed the doors.

When you pull a door off hinges it will usually easily come off of one or two, then the door is a little twisted and it can snag on the third hinge, if you aren't careful it will mangle it some. This can lead to a pinched hinge which will inhibit the easy swing of the door. Standard prehung door hinges can be found at HD or lowes for very cheap. You can also regrease the hinges incase they wiped them completely clean of the grease also.

DangerMouse 05-22-2011 03:03 PM

What exactly do the doors do that does not seem right?

DM

DangerMouse 05-22-2011 03:05 PM

hmmmmmm..... perhaps the doors went on the wrong jambs? The slight variations of the hinges could cause problems.

DM

DIYHomeTheater 05-22-2011 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jkslate (Post 652695)
I would make sure they didn't bend the hinges at all when they removed the doors.

When you pull a door off hinges it will usually easily come off of one or two, then the door is a little twisted and it can snag on the third hinge, if you aren't careful it will mangle it some. This can lead to a pinched hinge which will inhibit the easy swing of the door. Standard prehung door hinges can be found at HD or lowes for very cheap. You can also regrease the hinges incase they wiped them completely clean of the grease also.

My problem is that the doors now interfere with the jambs. The hinge action is smooth.

DIYHomeTheater 05-22-2011 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 652696)
What exactly do the doors do that does not seem right?

DM

My problem is that the doors now interfere with the jambs. Is it possible for me to shave off the door slightly so that it fits again properly? If so, what tool should I use?

DIYHomeTheater 05-22-2011 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 652699)
hmmmmmm..... perhaps the doors went on the wrong jambs? The slight variations of the hinges could cause problems.

DM

This is happening even on doors that I am sure are in the right locations. The doors now interfere with the jambs

DangerMouse 05-22-2011 04:37 PM

Sounds to me like Jkslate's right then. They bent hinges when they pulled the doors.
You could remove the hinges, put the pin in and hammer them back flat. Then replace them.
I'm betting they'll be off.

DM

loneframer 05-22-2011 04:59 PM

Check to make sure the hinges are properly set into their mortises. Sometimes they get re-installed with lippage over the mortise and it'll throw the swing off.

Also, it's possible that the hinge leave got installed backwards. Yes, I've seen it before.:eek:

Other possible causes that have nothing to do with the floor install.

High humidity caused the doors to swell, causing binding.

Painting behind the hinge leafs while they were removed.

Leaning the doors against the wall while removed, causing them to warp.


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