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Old 02-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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Holy cow guys, lots of hillbilly remedies here... Chris, what does the reveal look like On the top, hinge, and handle sides? If it is straight on two but off on one, then planing of the slab is in order, or even better would be to pull off the casing and re-shim the frame so that it is square. If all three are off causing it to bind, then shimming of the proper hinge would be correct. If the top edge of the door is hitting the head jamb, then shim the top hinge (or suck the bottom over with a long screw). If the upper part of the handle side is hitting the handle side jamb, then shim the bottom hinge(or suck the top over with a longer screw). By shimming those hinges, you are changing the reveal on all three sides and trying to square the slab inside the frame... On the cause, by your description it is likely just temperature/humidity differences effecting a door that was not installed properly in the first place.
I would not recommend attempting to bend any hinges, nor does an adjustable wrench have a place anywhere near a door adjustment... and neither does beating the jamb with a hammer for that matter.

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Holy cow guys, lots of hillbilly remedies here... Chris, what does the reveal look like On the top, hinge, and handle sides? If it is straight on two but off on one, then planing of the slab is in order, or even better would be to pull off the casing and re-shim the frame so that it is square. If all three are off causing it to bind, then shimming of the proper hinge would be correct. If the top edge of the door is hitting the head jamb, then shim the top hinge (or suck the bottom over with a long screw). If the upper part of the handle side is hitting the handle side jamb, then shim the bottom hinge(or suck the top over with a longer screw). By shimming those hinges, you are changing the reveal on all three sides and trying to square the slab inside the frame... On the cause, by your description it is likely just temperature/humidity differences effecting a door that was not installed properly in the first place.
I would not recommend attempting to bend any hinges, nor does an adjustable wrench have a place anywhere near a door adjustment... and neither does beating the jamb with a hammer for that matter.
This post is bigger than the door problem.
Wait for the season to change.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
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I guess I prefer meaningful and thorough posts. Hence my post count since 08 vs yours over the past 3 months... and that by they way is another golden nugget of advice that you've given. Straight from Larry the cable Guy's book of household remedies

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I guess I prefer meaningful and thorough posts. Hence my post count since 08 vs yours over the past 3 months... and that by they way is another golden nugget of advice that you've given. Straight from Larry the cable Guy's book of household remedies

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oh yea i do not just plumb it so happens i am a carpenter with repairing doors and installing doors for 10 years
I got about 32 years experience on ya and I believe titanoman has also.
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only problem is if he goes through the trouble with adjusting hinges, jambs, planing, etc etc come spring when the weather changes there will be a large gap and he'll have to redo what he did.
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only problem is if he goes through the trouble with adjusting hinges, jambs, planing, etc etc come spring when the weather changes there will be a large gap and he'll have to redo what he did.
That is not true. It is only a problem now because it was probably EXTREMELY close before, and the weather change just pushed it over the edge. A properly hung/adjusted door will be able to accommodate those changes throughout the year without an effect on function or appearance.
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i agree with you that there should never be a problem if hung properly but i have not seen the house it could be built on a swamp and still sinking. my opinion is just do a quick fix instead of shimming, planning, etc. due to possible future problems.
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i agree with you that there should never be a problem if hung properly but i have not seen the house it could be built on a swamp and still sinking. my opinion is just do a quick fix instead of shimming, planning, etc. due to possible future problems.
I'd say that the OP might have more issues than one door that rubs if it was built on a swamp, but certainly you are entitled to your opinion. Based on a few things that I noticed in the photo, I'm going to say it is more likely that it is a poor quality installation that is in need of a real remedy rather than one more "quick fix", but that is just my opinion.
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I am liking the "whack it with a big hammer" solution more and more
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if you think stamped hinges are in any way ''precision made''your wrong
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Will measure around the door, along with seeing if top jamb is level and hinge side is plumb. Door as a whole doesn't close flush so when HVAC kicks on door moves. But that is another problem. Well a summer problem

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getting all three sides level and plumb is key. If at that point the door is still hanging out of whack, then you start worrying about manipulation of the hinges, etc.
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