Trying to hang a door

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Old 11-10-08, 11:25 AM
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Trying to hang a door

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I have just put up a door frame. I left a few mm all side clearance.
This is the first door i have put up and i have several more to do.
After I hung the door it seemed to fit nice. Now it wont. The hinged side of the door as it closes leaves about a 6mm gap from the frame. I know it should shut tight but i cant work out what i am doing wrong. I have tried moving the hinges out a little incase the hing was getting caught in the door gap.
I am probably being stupid but i cant work out what I have done wrong.
Ant help would be appreciated

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Old 11-10-08, 11:41 AM
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Was this a pre-hung door? Did you mortice (set flush) the hinges into the frame and door if it wasn't pre-hung?

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Old 11-10-08, 11:48 AM
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Sorry i dont have a camera at the moment. No it was not a pre hung door. It is a new door and I have put up a new frame for it. The trouble seems to be as you close the door on the hinge side there is a bout a 5mm plus gap this is stopping the door shut. I have just tried pulling the hinges out a bit. I has not helped. Yes Ihave set the hinges flush into the frame and door. well as flush as i am capable they are sunk in about 1mm.
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Old 11-10-08, 11:56 AM
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When you say you put up a new frame do you mean a new jamb? Check to make sure that you jamb is plumb. If the jamb is not plumb that would cause a gap in one spot or another.
 
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Yes i mean a new jamb, the jamb is flush and level. The door fittied inside prefectly with a gap all around. Now that the hinges are on it seems to push the door away from the jamb and the door no longer fits. I have tinkered with it, by changinging the hinge position to no avail. I dont want to mess with it too much as i will make a mess of the door and frame. I have noticed the further out the hinge is on the frame and door the tighter this gap closes but i know the hinge is not meant to stick out from the door
 
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Hinges

If the gap you refer to is the gap between the door and the jamb, then it sounds to me like the hinges are not mortised deeply enough into the jamb and the door.
 
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