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Integraoligist 04-10-2011 03:51 PM

Help with new French Door... house already shift?
 
Ok, I put a new frame and french door in about 3 months ago in the freezing chicago winter.... its been perfectly fine ever since.

The past couple of days the door opens and closes just fine and is still perfectly spaced gaps around the door... but the pad lock and door handle seem to have moved 1/4" lower then the holes for them to lock into!

I have so pull up on the door to get the door to lock.

What's going on?

oh'mike 04-10-2011 03:59 PM

Is it hinged to the center or into one of the side jambs?

You say that the revel around the door is still perfect all around the door /jamb --

Yet you are able to lift the door 1/4 inch to make the latch operate---something doesn't add up--

Post a picture---Mike---

Integraoligist 04-10-2011 04:12 PM

I will when I get home in a few hours. Thanks!

Integraoligist 04-10-2011 11:00 PM

Ok, here are a few pics


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...aoligist/4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ligist/3-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ligist/2-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ligist/1-1.jpg

Willie T 04-11-2011 08:04 AM

Where are the shims?

tcleve4911 04-11-2011 08:07 AM

.....and did you use a 3-4" screw in the hinges to secure the jamb to the framing?

Integraoligist 04-11-2011 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willie T (Post 627196)
Where are the shims?

The shims are there, I followed the directions exact (at least i think) :eek:


Quote:

Originally Posted by tcleve4911 (Post 627197)
.....and did you use a 3-4" screw in the hinges to secure the jamb to the framing?

Yes I used 3" screws.

Ron6519 04-11-2011 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Integraoligist (Post 626798)
Ok, I put a new frame and french door in about 3 months ago in the freezing chicago winter.... its been perfectly fine ever since.

The past couple of days the door opens and closes just fine and is still perfectly spaced gaps around the door... but the pad lock and door handle seem to have moved 1/4" lower then the holes for them to lock into!

I have so pull up on the door to get the door to lock.

What's going on?

Either the right side dropped or the left side lifted up.
How was the exterior sealed? Is it possible water got in the left side and caused the floor to swell?
If one side is lower then the other, the frame could have shifted on you.
Are the corners square?
The jambs plumb?
This would cause the reveals to not be perfect, though.
Ron

Integraoligist 04-12-2011 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 627249)
Either the right side dropped or the left side lifted up.
How was the exterior sealed? Is it possible water got in the left side and caused the floor to swell?
If one side is lower then the other, the frame could have shifted on you.
Are the corners square?
The jambs plumb?
This would cause the reveals to not be perfect, though.
Ron

It is on concrete, I checked for cracks and shifting but there are none. Everything is showing up square and perfect just like when I installed it. Its as if someone redrilled the holes and moved the lock higher just to iratate me.

Ron6519 04-13-2011 06:50 AM

So, the locks were all lined up and functioning at one point. And then they were off by a 1/4" and not working, but the frame is all square and the reveals are all perfect.
This isn't possible on this planet. You're missing something.
Ron

kwikfishron 04-13-2011 07:22 AM

How about a picture standing back showing the whole door.

Integraoligist 04-13-2011 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 628432)
So, the locks were all lined up and functioning at one point. And then they were off by a 1/4" and not working, but the frame is all square and the reveals are all perfect.
This isn't possible on this planet. You're missing something.
Ron

Exactly, I just know what im missing

I will get a full pic up shortly.

Ron6519 04-13-2011 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Integraoligist (Post 628474)
Exactly, I just know what im missing

I will get a full pic up shortly.

If you know what you're missing, what's the issue? Just fix it.
Ron

Integraoligist 04-13-2011 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 628490)
If you know what you're missing, what's the issue? Just fix it.
Ron

Damn droid not putting all the words in... add the word DON'T in there.


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