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Old 08-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Ok I have two doors that are giving me problems with the gap. The top of the doors on the handle side hits the frame thus not allowing the door to close properly, and the gap is tight up top and a little wider than I'd like on the bottom. its not too bad but its annoying. I installed these doors and when I did they closed great and had an equal gap on the latch side. Is this a junk door or should I just reattempt to sink the top screws on the hinge side?

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Have you replaced one of the upper hinge screws with a 3” screw that will make it into the framing?

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Have you replaced one of the upper hinge screws with a 3 screw that will make it into the framing?
Yes i always install 1 or 2 long screws into each of the hinges to replace the short factory screw. I will double check when i get home to make sure I didn't get into a hurry and forget to get the top one.
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A long screw into the framing at the top hinge should solve part of the problem. If the bottom margin is still unacceptable, an easy fix is to shim the hinge leaves with a playing card thickness or two.

There is a better way, but it's more involved.
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Check that the door is not out of square by comparing diagonal measurements.
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thanks for the reply's. I will report back on the success.

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