Level entrance door

Old 03-27-08, 07:01 PM
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Level entrance door

When I open my front door it opens by itself all the way to the doorstop. How do I level it so it stops where I want it to?
Old 03-27-08, 07:26 PM
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Hello... and welcome to the boards...
Your door opens all the way because it is out of 'plumb'. Through time and settleing the door frame has shifted and now leans inward at/near the top, either the hinge side or the whole frame. Put a level on the hinge side against the frame or rabbit, where it closes to see if its out. It probably is.
Does the door close properly..and is there the same gap/space all around the door-frame?
You will probably have to either adjust the frame, which may involve removing a lot of moldings/trim.. or you could re-mortise the hinges back further that from where they sit now.
Hope that makes sense...!!

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