Replaced Hinges

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Old 02-29-08, 04:34 AM
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Replaced Hinges

Hi,

I replaced my closet door hinges (double doors, open out)with new hinges same size and somehow lost the clearance between the doors, making them next to impossible to close both doors. Does this make sense?

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Matt
 
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Old 02-29-08, 04:44 AM
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Sounds like the mortises for attaching the hinges to the doors are not deep enough. Check the clearance between the doors and the side jambs. Has it increased? If so, cut the mortises deeper. This will increase the clearance where the doors meet and reduce the clearance at the side jambs.
 
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Old 02-29-08, 05:54 AM
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It makes sense if (1) the gages of the hinges differ (2) hinge swagging differs (3) the hinge pockets weren't scraped free of debris before installing identical hinges. What Wirepuller38 said.
 
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