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Old 10-31-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Installing a Home Depot prehung interior door.


We have a rough opening just under 34 inches and a 32 inch prehung door. The hinge side jamb is level. The door is loosely in place with screw fasteners installed hidden beneath the hinges. I'm trying to get the hinge side of the door to properly align without door closure binding using shims. It's not working out well. Any tips?

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So... it's pinching? Top or bottom?
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If you look at the hinge half that is fastened to the door it will have two or three flanges on it. If your door is dragging on the top of the door bend the hinge flanges on the bottom of the door in towards the door. Don't bend them much or you will hinge bind the door. If the door is dragging on the bottom edge, bend the top hinge flange inward. What it does when you bend a hinge is it will move the door closer to the hinge side and away from the striker side. Also note that by bending the hinge it will raise or lower the door on the knob side so if the door doesn't close because the door raised or was lowered and the striker won't catch you will have to adjust he striker.
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Thanks for the help!
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We have a rough opening just under 34 inches and a 32 inch prehung door. The hinge side jamb is level. The door is loosely in place with screw fasteners installed hidden beneath the hinges. I'm trying to get the hinge side of the door to properly align without door closure binding using shims. It's not working out well. Any tips?
This reminds of my first prehung door. I also had the jambs level. Luckily for me the house was inhabited by drunks who rolled through the opening like cord wood.
Thanks for the memories.
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