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Weekend Warrior79
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Solid Core Interior Door leaning
The door for my laundry room has a significant lean because we keep the door open 95% of the time since that is also where the dog food is. We usually only close the door during parties where we have the dog locked in a spare room.

Because of the weight of the door, it appears to be pulling the Hinge jamb inwards. As a result, the knob is just underneath the strike plate.

If I were to lift the door to the proper height then screw the hinge jamb to the frame, would this be the best way to correct the alignment? Is there a better solution?


4LSU2
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Madisonville
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
Remove the bottom hinge and put a shim behind it, then reinstall the hinge.


Art Vandelay
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Member since Sep 2005
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
Also put a couple 3”’screws through the hinge into the jamb


LSUtigerME
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Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
Sink some longer screws through the hinge to help pull it into alignment.


gmrkr5
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
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Sink some longer screws through the hinge to help pull it into alignment.


top hinge if need to pull the door up, i'm assuming?


Clames
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
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top hinge if need to pull the door up, i'm assuming?


Yes. If the margins are closed at the top between the door and jamb on the non-hinge side you need to pull in the jamb at the top hinge. Now, if the door is that heavy and the bottom hinge has shifted or the jamb has pushed in at the bottom hinge (because whoever set the door didn't shim at the hinge points) there are things you can do to try to pull that area back out (which is the proper way) or put a shim in behind the hinge (which won't stop further settling). What you don't want is a situation where the hinge side jamb is bowed.
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Weekend Warrior79
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
Thanks for the input. Never crossed my mind to just go with the 3" screws in the hinge.

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If the margins are closed at the top between the door and jamb on the non-hinge side you need to pull in the jamb at the top hinge

This is what is happening. In fact, you can actually see through the top of the door in the corner where the door closes on the non-hinge side.

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hinge has shifted or the jamb has pushed in at the bottom hinge

The hinges have not shifted, and they have not further imbedded into the hinge jamb (if that's a thing).

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What you don't want is a situation where the hinge side jamb is bowed.

I do not believe this is happening, the door has been in place for at 1 year now. I'll have to check it out when I get home later tonight.


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Cracker
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re: Solid Core Interior Door leaning
Bend the hinge


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