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Old 03-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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We have an exterior door that is level and the frame is not. The door is rubbing in top corner of lock side and bottom corner of hinge side, with gaps on the opposite corners. We are pretty sure ur whole house is not level. How do we go about fixing this?

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What do you mean the doors level? Do you really mean plumb? Plumb would be vertical.
Is it wood, metal?
Checked for a stripped or loose hindge screw?
Used at least a 4' level and a framing square to check. hindge side jamb, the head jamb, and threshold?

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We have an exterior door that is level and the frame is not. The door is rubbing in top corner of lock side and bottom corner of hinge side, with gaps on the opposite corners. We are pretty sure ur whole house is not level. How do we go about fixing this?
Ayuh,.... 1st thing to do is figure out Why, 'n Where yer house is Movin'....

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Termites, wood rot under the threshold?
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loose top hinge? Run a long screw instead of one of the short ones---2 1/2 " of longer---that will pull the top back where it belongs.
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Might want to go back and check that idea agin Mike.
Sounds like the screw needs to go in the bottom hindge instead.
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The door is rubbing in top corner of lock side and bottom corner of hinge side
I think Mike has it right.
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Firmly grab the door and lift and push, he may have a bad hinge.
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vertical post is expanding while the horizontal is not?

maybe your entire house is twisting, anyway, I would just fix the problem by planing where the door is tighthened. You can find the exact location where to plane by rubbing some peanut butter or other liquid and close the door and when the liquid is gone, this is the spot you need to plane.
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Firmly grab the door and lift and push, he may have a bad hinge.
It can be that. Mike needs to check it and confirm it,bad hinge can be done by yourself.
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Avoid those big box store hinges. The best big box store hinges are completely unacceptable at best.

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