Pre hung door help

Old 08-25-04, 12:47 PM
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Pre hung door help

I just put in my first pre hung door (what a rookie) and all went fairly well until I took the little black plug out ot the latch hole.

The outside of the frame (cutout) is higher that the door latch cutout.I know that they have to lineup so I can install the doorknob system properly. I also noticed that the door drags a little on the same side as the latch on the top.

Any help? Do I have to start all over?

Larry - I am on hold on putting the door trim on until one of you experts bail me out !!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU
Old 08-25-04, 12:56 PM
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sounds like all you have to do is drop the hing side a little. If your down all the way ( and you shouldn't be ) raise both jambs "hinge side less than latch"

If I'm thinking backward to what you said,reverse.

Read it again, I was thinking backwards at any rate, raise or lower opposing jamb to make adjustments

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Old 08-26-04, 05:02 PM
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The hole in the door doesn't line up with the hole in the jamb for the latch, and the top of the door drags on the latch side. Remove some of the shim at the bottom of the hinge side so that the gap across the top of the door is even all the way across the door. That should cure all of your problems.

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