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Old 11-01-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Door slab replacement installation issues.


Hello,

I am installing replacement door slabs. When I put in this slab, there was a large gap at the top of the door on the opposite side of the doorknob. How do I fix this?

I've already tried moving the wood on the door frame, but I had trouble prying it out at the corner and broke a piece.

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:30 AM   #2
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Most likely the jamb is not plumb on that side.
Simple fix is to remove the stop molding, and sand the paint line smooth, prime and paint then reinstall the molding.
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Also if you are trying to remove that stop molding you have to start at the bottom.
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I had to cut the side of the door that has the hinges on it. Due to the guide I was using, it may not be a perfectly straight cut where one of the hinges is. It will be hard to tell which hinge is the problem hinge, and I wouldn't know how to fix it. Does the fix change with this new information?
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You need to fix the hinge side issue before dealing with the strike side.
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Yeah.. what you said is right. Fixing the hinge side issue should be the first step before dealing with the strike side.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:25 AM   #7
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Check the stop for plum, check the door slab for plum, when closed. I would assume the slab is not plum. If you cut the hing side of the door, my guess is you will have to move the bottom hinge out about 1/16 of an inch and the top hinge in 1/8 of an inch (hinge on the jamb, not the door. If you move the hing on the door side, top hinge out, bottom hinge in)

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Start at the bottom and consider the hinges at first.
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