noisey door frames

Old 03-05-08, 10:06 AM
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noisey door frames

I recently installed 7 new pre hung interior doors. I finished painting 3 of them with a primer and latex paint. Now when I open the doors the door frame on the side of the hinges makes a crackeling sound if they havent been opened for a while (an hour or so). Once I swing the door open a couple times the noise goes away. What can I do to fix this and stop it from happening on the other doors before i paint them. If I can provide you with more info please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Old 03-05-08, 10:22 AM
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It sounds to me like there is no clearance between the door trim (casing) and the barrel of the hinge (the part the hinge pin sits in). If so, the reveal should have been a little larger to allow some clearance between the casing and the hinge.
Old 03-06-08, 07:00 AM
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if the hinges are not rubbing, as xsleeper has mentioned, then i would take the pins out and put a light coat of lube(graphite?) on them.
Old 03-06-08, 07:15 AM
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hmmm......Prehung (trim factory installed?), but only the painted doors are doing it?

Sounds more to me that the paint is bonding together between the door and the stop on the hinge side. Esp since the OP stated if the door is closed for an hour or so it happens, and if he swings it a few times it stops?

Only thing I would know to do, is let the door stand open for at least a few days, let the paint dry out some more, see if it still does it. Guess thats one reason so many people still like oil based paint for trim?

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