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01-01-15, 07:56 PM   #1  
doors not shutting correctly

Several of my upstairs doors have a similar problem but to different degrees. They don't fully evenly meet at the jam and two require pushing to fully shut. My bathroom door is the worst. The top of the door is 1/2" out of the jam on the latch side with the door fully closed. The bottom is flush against the jam.
My daughters doors is the opposite, but only about 1/4" out at the bottom. With a level I ran along the interior of the jam and it appears to be level all the way around.
How can I make these doors close correctly?

 
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01-02-15, 03:29 AM   #2  
Is there any play at the hinges? Often replacing one or two of the hinge to jamb screws with a longer screw [that will go into the stud] is all that is needed.


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01-02-15, 12:17 PM   #3  
These doors only have top and bottom hinges and I don't see any play in the hinges. Also the doors aren't catching anywhere just almost like the door is warped, but I am wondering if the jam somewhere has shifted. It appears straight and level, but that could just be placebo.

 
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01-02-15, 12:32 PM   #4  
How long a level are you using?

 
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01-02-15, 12:50 PM   #5  
1.5'
I have a 4' if that would be better.

 
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01-02-15, 01:01 PM   #6  
I would go longer - seems unlikely you would have multiple warped doors so I'm leaning toward the jambs being the problem.

 
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01-02-15, 01:28 PM   #7  
Don't forget, there are two plumb lines. One on the interior of the door facing and one on the wall facing. If either is out, your door won't close properly. Maybe sample pictures of the worst (not closeups) showing the places where it is rubbing would help.

 
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01-02-15, 01:38 PM   #8  
It isn't rubbing at all, none of them are.

 
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