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Old 10-16-2008, 05:45 PM   #16
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That would be the best thing to do, BOB

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OK, this might sound simplistic, but do you still have the old door? Did it close properly? I know you said some of them didn't. If this old one didn't have the same problem, just compare the old one with the new one - it might give you a clue to the best solution. Hope this helps.

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Unfortunately, this is one of the doors that didn't close properly before, otherwise we would have tried to use the old door as a template. We do plan on doing this with some of the doors that work properly.
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If it is still catching on the frame,then the bottom mortise is still to deep and needs to be out further.Un less it is hitting the stop.These old houses are hard if you have not done a bunch. I did this before also.I had to re-drill my holes for the hinge forward a bit(on the door)so that it pulled away from the stop.I hope you understand what I mean.I am trying,it's hard to put into words.

Sorry, I'm new to the door DIY, what exactly is the stop? I think I understand what your talking about with moving the bottom hinge, so I'd carve out more of a hinge mortise (not deeper, bigger space so the hinge will fit more in the door width-wise), right?

About the cardboard shims, since the door will need to be taken down again, I plan on just using some wood filled and adding a layer(s) so we get the distance back but don't need the shims.
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The stop is the part of the jamb the door closes (or "stops") against.
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ok ok, weekend guests finally left, here are some pictures:

Here's the full door, as far as it will close on it's own:

Here's a shot of where the door is catching:

middle


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more coming...
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bottom hinge:

other side of bottom hinge (ignore the paint we got on it, and yes, we will be removing the cardboard shims and using wood filler to bring the hinges flush with the door, but not until we figure out how to make it close all the way)



Yes, we know painting it was useless because we'll have to repaint after we're done with this fix anyways, but we were tired of looking at the primed doors and had guests coming, so we went ahead and threw the first coat on the door.
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your first picture of the door seems as if the top and bottom hinges are mortised differently, the door looks as if it is hitting the jamb. and the space between the door and the stop ,I try to maintain a thickness of a charge card. this will allow for paint and swelling. and as with the last picture it appears as the hinge is sticking out to much from the edge of the door. Close the door and put a straight edge against all three hinges to see if all three are touching the straight edge which is what you want.

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