trouble hanging a door

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Old 11-15-08, 12:25 PM
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trouble hanging a door

I need help, I am in a pinch trying to hang new doors.
I have done them before in 6 doors in the down stairs of my house.

I am using 3.5" Schlaage hinges. I router'd out my own hinge recesses using a Black and Decker router template and they are flush on the door and frame.

Now I hang the door and it will not close It gets to about 3~4 inches before being close and then it looks like the hinges are going to pull off the door or jamb/frame. Some weird tension thing.Can't figure it out.

There is 1/4" gap at the floor (for saddle) and 1/8" at the top to clear the jamb/frame.

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Old 11-15-08, 01:00 PM
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If the hinges are on correctly and flush all across the mortice on the jamb and door, then your jambs are probably out of wack. Measure the distance between the jambs (hinge side and latch side) at the area of the hinge on both the inside and outside of the jamb.

Or take the pins out. Hold the door in the opening and see if the hinge plates are parallel when its closed.
 
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Old 11-15-08, 02:30 PM
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My bet is the hinges are on backwards. It happens.
 
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Hinges

Larry, when you say backwards do you mean so that the screw heads will not recess properly?
Could a hinge mortise cut too deep cause this also?
 
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Old 11-17-08, 04:48 PM
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Sounds like the door is binding against the door stop as it comes closed. Remove the hinge side door stop and see if the door closes properly.
 
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Old 11-17-08, 06:11 PM
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Ken, you are right, a too deep mortise could cause the binding also. I have seen one half of the hinge put in where the screws don't flush themselves, so when you try to install the hinge pins, they will fit, but the door won't close properly. I think we all have suggested good areas to check out, such as the stop molding. Maybe the OP will let us know what they find out.
 
 

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