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Door butting against Jamb

Discussion in 'Building' started by Nitell, 14 Aug 2019 at 3:18 PM.

  1. Nitell

    Nitell

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    Hi.

    All screws were loose on the 'door side' of both door hinges. I secured the top screws and the door closed as normal.

    I then secured the bottom hinge screws. When closing the door this time, it butted against the door jamb as shown in the photo.

    I am um uncertain if the hinge needs to be adjusted from the top. Many thanks for any advice.
     

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  2. 23vc

    23vc

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    Is the bottom hinge definitely sat in the rebate in the door? Has the frame moved/is it loose?
     
  3. ^woody^

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    Looks like it's swelled- after a steamy night?

    Get the plane out.
     
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    Do you only have two hinges?
    Is the gap at the top big?
    Try a piece of card in the top, between the hinge and frame, do the bottom tight first
     
  5. Nitell

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    Hinge is in the rebate. Frame has not moved.

    Internal door, cannot swell.

    Yes, only two hinges, Ok for this door.

    I will try the cardboard.

    Prior to me doing anything, it would close, but only by holding the handle and lifting the door into the closed position. That is how I knew screws were loose.

    Will report.
     
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    Eh?

    Internal doors swell like sponges especially after painting or plastering.(y)

    You haven't used overly long screws in the bottom hinges and caused a bit of push?
     
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