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Andruw91 09-20-2013 06:38 PM

Interrior door springy
I have an odd problem with an interior door. I wanted to replace all my door slabs to update the doors. One door used to stick when it was shut and I opened it. It wasn't anything bad at all. When I replaced it I noticed it still did it and noticed another problem. When the door is about 4 inch or so away from the latch it feels like its on a spring and resists shutting. I noticed at the bottom hinge the jamb seems to bow out towards the door when it closes. I am semi-decent with handy work but I really have no idea on this one. Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

ToolSeeker 09-20-2013 06:45 PM

Sounds like one of the hinges is binding. remove the bottom hinge and see what happens. May just need longer screws or you may need a new hinge.

Andruw91 09-20-2013 06:58 PM

I forgot to say. I replaced both hinges too. One was a little tight so I did spray some wd40 on it

oh'mike 09-20-2013 07:03 PM

Look at the stop molding----that sometimes will hit the door before it fully closes---

'Stop molding should touch the door on the latch side and be spaced a 1/16" away from the door on the hinge side

To close and it will bind or damage the finish on the door.

Andruw91 09-20-2013 07:06 PM

Is the stop molding the trim inside the door jamb that makes it look sealed? Sorry not the best terminology. I also noticed it after I painted the door some of the paint did wear off on the door where this molding is where it was rubbing. If so what is the best way to fix this? Either move the door hinge back slightly or move the molding?

oh'mike 09-20-2013 07:18 PM

That is the little trim that the door bumps into---sorry, but the right way is to move the trim---

your new door must be a touch thicker than the old one-

-moving the hinge forward might help--but it's harder to do than you would think---the old screw holes will pull the hinge right back where it was---

Andruw91 09-20-2013 07:34 PM

Guess its a good time to get that brad nailer I was eyeing then

oh'mike 09-20-2013 07:45 PM

If you don't own one yet--they are so handy----look at my thread about a compressor--about two days back----I found a nice medium sized one---

However, I'll bet you could hand nail that little tid bit of trim-----Mike----

ToolSeeker 09-20-2013 08:39 PM

Try putting a block against it and whacking the block. Do this where the rub marks are.

joecaption 09-20-2013 08:48 PM

Make sure to cut the paint lines with a razor knife before removing it.
Use a putty knife at first to pry it loose before using a flat bar.
Pry the nails out from the back side with a pair of channel locks.
Never try and pound them back through the wood or it blow out a big hole.

woodworkbykirk 09-21-2013 06:27 AM

i would move the door stops first before moving the hinge. if you move the hinge the face of the door will no longer be flush with the edge of the jamb when the door is close.. plus you will create more holes in the jamb itself where the hinge is which can increase the chances of hinge screws stripping out and having nothing left to hold in

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