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Old 02-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #31
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #32
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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.
That should be the case in a perfect world but this isn't one, how many doors have you hung that were not square, I am talking about the door itself. Another thing to look at is if it is an old house how many times has the door been cut and by whom, how many times has the door been planed.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #33
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Actually when the jambs are plumb and level, I've rarely seen issues. That was my point though,is that you should start there.
You're other points are fine as well, but if you look at the pic, the door looks relatively new. In addition, those corner blocks being used on the casing are pretty common for a diyer that has no clue how to miter trim, and I'd imagine that lack of skill extended to the door install as well. This is all speculation on my part of course, but it is a common occurrence in my experience. I'd venture to say that 8 out of 10 doors that have issues and were installed at least somewhat recently are installation issues.

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Didn't check for plumb but the door on the hinge side is very tight below the bottom and above the top hinge. There is a larger gap maybe 1/4" on both sides of center hinge. The clearance on the other side is so great the latch is barely keeping door closed. I'm sure I could amuse everyone by showing the casings a friend of the pervious owner made. I guess based on their circumstances it had to do. There are no door casings on the doors on the second floor. At first I thought they were taken in foreclosure but there are no nail holes.

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You can bend your hinges out to close the gap on the striker side or you can shim behind the hinges to do the same thing.

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