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Old 02-10-2011, 10:49 AM   #31
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Dazoli, during the repairs you did, did you remove and reinstall the hinge side jam? Any part of the jam for that matter?

Are the hinges set in mortises? Two hinges per door?

How far off is the strike plate for the lock?

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #32
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3 hinges per door.

I wouldn't say I did repairs per say. As the top and middle hinges seemed loose (could lift the door up and down a bit) and there were only 2 screws each in the top hinges on both doors, I added 2 long screws to the hinge (into the frame). (btw-the 2 screws in hinges were all the short hinge screws)

The bottom of the bolt is catching the strike plate by about 1/8-1/4".
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Excuse my basic terminology, but, not positive of what mortises are. The hinges are in recesses in the frame if that is what you meant.
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Here are the new pictures showing light coming through the back door. Will get to trying Ron's list this weekend.
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Put new weatherstrip on the inside. I know it's a bandaid, but, it's got the huge bottom wind slowed for now (except for the right corner).

Took off the trim on inside by the hinges--no shims at all on this side.

Including some pics from the outside showing how the door doesn't really touch the weatherstripping except at the top.
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Excuse my basic terminology, but, not positive of what mortises are. The hinges are in recesses in the frame if that is what you meant.
Are these recesses the same depth and distance from the edge of the door and the jam?

Have you checked the jam and door for square?
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:30 AM   #37
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Sadly Jim, Reinwalds closed it's doors a few years ago. I grew up going to the one in Queens Village.
Best chocolate cream donuts and powdered cruellars ever.
It was opened for over 50 years.
Ron
Sorry this is off topic but the one in Huntington is still running strong.
My friend, Andy Reinwald still works there with the Reinwald brothers.
He brings a truckload of the best bakery goods up to Maine whenever he visits....

Now back to our previously scheduled program......
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I'm sure there is now a Starbucks selling stale generic fare all around. Luckily our local doughnut shop is still kicking down here (40+ years).

Door/frame will be worked on Sunday-my next day off.
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What's the plan?
Are you going to replace or tweak?
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Would love to replace, but, budget won't go for that right now. Will pull rest of trim off and see if we can reset the frame. Kind of worried on how it will come apart as it's nailed in.
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Sorry this is off topic but the one in Huntington is still running strong.
My friend, Andy Reinwald still works there with the Reinwald brothers.
He brings a truckload of the best bakery goods up to Maine whenever he visits....

Now back to our previously scheduled program......
Jim, that is the best news I've heard in awhile,
Thanks.
Ron

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