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Old 06-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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shimming storm door

I bought a storm door to replace the cheap one that was on the house and I used the hinge from the old door on my new door, but the door is crooked in the opening. Can I loosen the hinge screws and put shims on the opposite side to make the door more straight up and down in the opening or did I mess up by drilling the holes from the old hinge


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Old 06-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Do what ever it takes to get it to have a decent reveal.

Playing cards make nice hinge shims.

Post a picture if you need more help--then we can see the problem and offer better solutions.


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