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Old 02-14-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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I have 2 interior doors that I relaced the hinges on and the doors no longer close. Both doors now hit the jamb on the opposite edge. The shift was probably about an 1/8" or little more. (I used the same hinges on two other doors and they are fine.)

First question is what causes hinges to change the fit of a door? Visually they look the same.

Second, is there a way to manipulate the hinge to pull the door back like the original hinges or am I committed to shaving the edge of the door down?



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Old 02-14-2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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If the hinges are thicker they will push the door towards the latch.How much of a gap is there between the door and frame on the hinge side. A simple solution would be to deepen the mortises if the gap is large enough.
If you shave the door, do it on the hinge side. The lock mechanism needs a certain setback that might not be kept if too much is removed from the latch side.


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some hinges come with a throw/curve in them. you may have these set in wrong try looking down the length of hinge to see if they can be reversed to pull door to jamb. are they the same width as those removed?
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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you may be able to 'bend' the jamb side of the hinge to get a better fit. Decreasing the 'throw' mentioned above.
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