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msangel 09-05-2007 08:54 PM

Fix an existing closet door
I have a living room closet that has a glass bifold door that is rubbing on the wall at the bottom of the door. I recently painted the room and when putting the door back I cannot get it to fit properly. The size at the top of the door frame is 36" across but at the bottom it is only 35.25" across and the door is 35.5" across. The frame to the door is the actual wall to the house so how do I make it all even without removing the entire drywall wall?

sendres 09-06-2007 03:44 PM

BiFold Door
I'm not sure I understand. Is this the door that was installed prior to painting or is it new and how does it compare with the old dimensions? I sure hope you didn't add a 1/4" of paint to the wall. Where is the change in width? Is it gradual over the entire length, one side or both? If you have a long level you should be able to detemine which of these it is. It will also determine what you options are and how much a pain in the a$$.

Big Bob 09-06-2007 05:13 PM

I am confused by your tape measure.

1. double check that the metal frame did not shift and is tight.

2. lift door off bottom pivot bracket and reset over off the wall just a little.

Same door/ same hole /should fit.

If all else fails tap glass with a framing hammer:jester: go buy a wood door and sand to fit opening.

or invite a carpenter to dinner and say oh while your here could you check this out for me

msangel 09-06-2007 05:21 PM

Fix an existing closet door
Before I painted the door was scraping on one side about half way down the wall to the bottom. After I painted and tried to put the door back on I could not align it properly and now cannot get it to close at all. I think my best option is to buy a wood door so that I can plane it to the size I need it where I need it. I was hoping there would be an easy way to get the glass door to fit but it doesn't look like it. By the way, the previous owner of the house installed the door not me.

justdon 09-08-2007 06:55 PM

can you...
...move the bracket out on the bottom far enough to make it square and fit right?? Then use quarter round or some type trim to cover the wider crack on one end than the other?? Space that OUT just far enough to not bind up,,,or just forget the trim and ,,,fur out and space out the jamb so it is straight!! Sounds easier and cheaper to fix the crooked wall than replace a 'glass' door. Does this glass door swing out,into your room?? Or in where it doesnt bother as much,,or does it 'fold' in or out??

Sounds like YOUR walls are straighter than MY walls,,,try hanging a door in a wall 3" out of plumb top to bottom of a door!!! Guy that did it said 'close enough'

jiggyjack 09-08-2007 08:55 PM

Most Bi folds have a threaded sawtooth hinge on the bottom. This is so you can easily move it one way or the other or move it up or down. Try monkeying with this.

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