balancing a door

Old 01-13-05, 08:47 AM
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balancing a door

I have a hollow bedroom door which does not stay all the way in the open position. I believe I had read somewehere that this can be corrected by balancing the door. How is this done?
Old 01-13-05, 09:24 AM
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Welcome! I have the same situation with a door and fixed it real easily. I bought a door stop that came with a metal clip. The clip is mounted to the door so when you open the door all the way the clip attaches to the door stop. That will keep the door all the way open. I figure it is an easier solution than trying to balance it.
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I believe the cause of doors not holding position is most often caused by the door being out of plumb. If you have a good level, check to see if the hinges are mounted plumb with each other.

Sometimes, you can make slight corrections by tapping the appropriate part of the hinge lightly with a hammer to move it into the correct plane. More severe errors require more work.

If it is too far out, you may have to do some disassembly and re-shimming. If this is the case, Hammylinky's advice seems like the hot setup.
Old 01-17-05, 05:24 AM
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here and easy way to fix the door.
Take the bottom pin out from the hinge and bend it a little.
then tap it back in the hinge and voila the door will stay open no problem.


Old 01-22-05, 06:22 PM
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Your door is most likely installed out of plumb. The only way I know of to correct this is to move the hinges until they are plumb (top one in, bottom one out, or vis versa), and adjust the door stop accordingly.

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