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Old 06-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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I have an existing bathroom door that's slightly warped. The side opposite the hinges is about 1/2" out of plumb over the height of the door. It appears to be a hollow-core wood veneer door. Is there an approved method for straightening this sort of door? I was thinking to remove it, lay it down and weight it down so that it's a bit warped (maybe 3/4") in the opposite direction, and let it dry. Any better ideas? TIA!

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Never going to happen.
Are you 100% sure it's not the jamb that's installed wrong.
How are you checking all this out?
Really need a long level to see if the frames plumb or the doors out of wack.
A hollow core door slab is about $20.00.
The whole prehung unit with would take less time then trying to make a slab fit is only about $50.00.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Never going to happen.
Are you 100% sure it's not the jamb that's installed wrong.
How are you checking all this out?
Really need a long level to see if the frames plumb or the doors out of wack.
A hollow core door slab is about $20.00.
The whole prehung unit with would take less time then trying to make a slab fit is only about $50.00.
The left/hinge side of the door reads 89.9 on my digital level. The right/lock side of the door reads 89.5 on my digital level. Both sides of the jamb read 89.9.

You're probably right, though. I just hate wasting something.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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With a hollow core door your sure not wasting much.
Make a table out of it.
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Haha--but then everything will roll off to one side!
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My ex goes to a yard sale and comes home with a small pool table made of plywood all warp and twisted and two tennis rackets that had been stored without the racks and where bent over like a banana.
So there's a fool that will buy anything, put it on Craigs list, someone will buy it to fit there out of plumb jamb. lol
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Hahaha, that's another option!
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Amazing what some people will buy. Where I live is managed by an association and once a year we have a big yard sale.
One lady showed up and spent 2-1/2 hours buying stuff. She bought bikes with flat tires and rusted chains, broken water skis ECT. She filled up a Ford Explorer and had no more room so I had to deliver the rest in my trailer. This woman lives in a mobil home with no storage building. Does Horder come to mind?
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As far as I am concerned, everybody has too much junk.

The Hoarders are just the ones with a real clinical problem.
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Back in 2000 I had a house fire and was left with my truck and anything in it and that was it.
I ended up living on a 37 ft. boat for 2 years.
I had a motto, "I've never had less, but enjoyed it more".
Surprizing how little you really "need" to live well.

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