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Old 04-18-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Interior door pinches and is too wide


Hello, DIY!
I have searched the threads on sticking doors, but want to make sure I haven't missed any possible solutions.
Here's the deal: House built in 1030 with original (presumably) interior doors (5-panels and heavy as heck!)
I took the door off to paint and lost the jamb side of the hinges.
Borrowed another complete set of hinges from an unused door and it jamb.
Here's the problems: The lower part of the door strikes the stop on the hinge side. The upper part clears the stop OK.
On the striker side, the door seems to be 1/8" too wide at the striker area.

My idea is to remove the hinge-side stop and re-attach it with the door closed.
As to the 1/8" extra width, would planing the edge of the door be the correct fix?

Thanks to all in advance!
I'm newly retired and I'm a amateur repairman.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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i would shim behind the bottom hinge first as this will create a gap at the hinge between the door and jamb. then at the striker plate take off the plate itself then hold a block of wood on the jamb and hit it a couple of times with a hammer. the jamb may be loose and is coming away from the framing.. using hte block distributes the hammer blow more evenly and eliminates the chance of a hammer mark on the wood itself

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Thank you for the tips!
I'll try them and report back.
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Which side of the lower hinge would I shim? The jamb or the door?
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the jamb, keep the shim material to the front edge of the hinge so it allows the hinge to lean more which pushes the door away from teh jamb
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Kirk,
I actually fixed this door (and another one) by removing the hinge-side stop.
The door closed easily and I re-attached the stop with a slightly increased clearance from the door.

Problem solved!
Thank you for your advice and assistance!
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