Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


I have a house that was built in the 50's. It has 6 panel pine doors (painted) in the upstairs that are not original to the house. The top edges are not painted. The problem is that they are warped, and the bottom edge of the door hit the door stop about an inch before the top does. Is there a way to fix this, or would it be easier to buy a door blank and start over. Thanks, Mike

Mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,653
Rewards Points: 1,126
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Are you sure the door is warped? This often happens if the door frame is installed wrong or if the hinges aren't aligned properly. Check the doors with a straight edge before you do anything.

jogr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 276
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


You can check if the door is straight with a string running along the edge of the door.

If it's warped, you can adjust the stop trim accordingly.

Remove the stop trim, close the door and reference where the edge of the door is to the jamb. Install the stop trim to make up for the warpage.

Or...just buy a new door.
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Thanks for the input, I checked the doors with a plumb bob, and the worst door is about 3/4"-7/8" out of plumb, with the strike edge of the door being the worst. Why would they warp so badly?
Mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 276
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Age, poor materials. An apartment I used to live in had the same problem. The stop trim will bend enough to compensate. Just get a new length of it, it's pretty fragile, the old piece will probobly break when removing it.
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 03:46 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,653
Rewards Points: 1,126
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Out of plumb is not warped!!! Check with a straight edge to see if they are warped or, as I suspect hung out of plumb.
jogr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Middle Tenn
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Couldn't mikon use the plumb bob on the hinged side of door to tell. It should follow the string all the way down there, and then when you slide it to the outside edge of the door...it should be the same.

I'm sure he has already done this
97catintenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Jogr,
I think I'm missing the point of what you mean by using a straight edge. I don't have a straight edge the length of the door, only a 4' level. That's why I used the plumb bob on the face of the door, (not the edge). On the hinge side the string stays true to the door face all the way down. On the strike side, the string is touching the face at the top and leaves a 3/4" gap on the bottom. If I'm missing the boat, let me know. Otherwise, I'll do as the others have suggested and install new door stops. Thanks, Mike
Mikon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 09:02 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 276
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


I would remove the upper and strike side stops, then close the door and mark around the edge of the door onto the jamb with a pencil. Install new stops accordingly. Either the top is bowed or the bottom....or both. Closing the door first will ensure proper alignment of the stops.

Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 09:06 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,653
Rewards Points: 1,126
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


Good idea, using the plumb that way is even better than a straight edge. And you are right they are warped. Try the trim stop adjustment on one door as others suggested. 3/4" adjustment is quite a bit and may not look as good as you want. If not, then new doors.
jogr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 09:14 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 276
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Fix for warped 6 panel doors?


If the top and bottom are out, a plumb line will show exaggerated results. i.e. The door is out 1/2" on the top and 1/2" on the bottom, the plumb line will show 1" out on the bottom.

Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This doesnt seem right. JoulesWinfield Electrical 27 07-26-2009 07:40 PM
Outdoor breaker panel questions lhoney2 Electrical 12 07-19-2007 05:44 PM
Attic Doors cyepsen Building & Construction 3 06-24-2007 06:47 AM
Splice in Neutral to Panel - OK or Not? allpraisebob Electrical 4 08-12-2006 05:54 AM
Adding new circuit breakers to 100 amp sub panel DrP Electrical 8 05-25-2006 10:05 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.