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Old 06-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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hinges and pins have been adjusted this way for centuries,they are for the most part not precision items..some are but most are just stamped out by the millions
You mean that people have done a crappy job of hanging doors for centuries and this is a reliable way to make up for the half-assed efforts. Hey, I'm not saying it won't work, just don't pretend that's the right way to do it.

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Its not just because of hanging the door incorrectly. Some building have shifted and settled in all different directions. If the wall is out of plum 1.5" both ways, installing the door perfectly plumb is not going to look good to any one.
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You mean that people have done a crappy job of hanging doors for centuries and this is a reliable way to make up for the half-assed efforts. Hey, I'm not saying it won't work, just don't pretend that's the right way to do it.

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Its not just because of hanging the door incorrectly. Some building have shifted and settled in all different directions. If the wall is out of plum 1.5" both ways, installing the door perfectly plumb is not going to look good to any one.
I agree, same thing with a window...Right Tom.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #20
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #21
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add another vote to slightly bending the hinge pin.

a major portion of my job is installing doors and door hardware commercially. i usually have nothing to do with setting the frame ahead of time, so i use this trick from time to time when the frame isn't perfect (which it rarely is).

if bending the pin a little doesn't work, i have also take some construction adhesive (liquid nails, subfloor adhesive, whatever) and lightly coated a pin, and then propped the door in the open position overnight. a light tug on the door in the morning to break the seal of the glue. tightens the whole thing up.
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Yep, another vote for a couple taps to the pin. Tried and true method, sometimes best not to overthink simple solutions that work. If the hinge isn't the problem then time to rehang the door.
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I vote for the door stop only because this is the coolest doorstop I have ever seen.
Oh , wow, excellent doorstop! I don't even need a doorstop and it makes me want to get one that looks like a kitten.
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Oh , wow, excellent doorstop! I don't even need a doorstop and it makes me want to get one that looks like a kitten.
Or ex-wife maybe.......

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