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12-19-17, 05:50 PM   #1  
door probelm

well what i thought to be an easy job wasnt so much. i was given a door for free but i couldnt use it anywhere unless i changed the swing. so i did

i also had to cut 4" out of it. so i took 2 out of the top and 2 out of the bottom cut the frame no problem

this is an entry door solid wood....i install the door now shim it level plumb gaps are all nice. but when i close the door, the door hits the latch jamb. im thinking it has to do with the hinges?

right now i have the hinges depth flush with the wood on the frame and door. like it was before modifying it.

how do i fix this???

first pic of door closed trying to open latch side
2nd pic of door all the way closed nice even gap latch side
3rd pic of hinge side door closed all the way
4th pic of door open trying to close latch side

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12-19-17, 05:59 PM   #2  
First, check the leading edge of the door and see if it has a bevel on it that is now facing the wrong way. Doors often have a little 3 degree bevel so that the leading edge of the door doesn't hit the jamb as it closes. Don't know how you flipped it but that's one possibility.

If that isnt it... try sinking some long screws through the hinge that will catch the framing. That will pull a heavy door tighter and open up a slight gap on the latch side, depending on how much you shim behind the hinge and how tight you tighten the screws. You will likely need to remove the existing shim.

Also, if you are jamming a tapered shim in there, that may be twisting the jamb, causing the hinge to be pushed too far to the left.

 
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12-19-17, 07:55 PM   #3  
wow it was that tiny bevel. so small yet so major. i took a little sand paper to it and no more problems. Thank you!!!

 
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12-19-17, 07:58 PM   #4  
Glad it helped.

 
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