New door seems misaligned. Help!

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Old 02-12-20, 05:00 PM
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New door seems misaligned. Help!

Installed a new solid core door, so I had to chisel a third hinge. The door closes fine, but the top right part of the door doesn't make contact with the frame (when looking from outside the room). The 3/8 space looks weird.

ANy idea what is going on and how I can fix?

Thanks a lot!
 
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Old 02-12-20, 05:17 PM
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You would need to remove the door stop and move it so that it contacts the door. A putty knife should fit between... it shouldnt be tight.

If that gap is all the way along the hinge side, then your hinges werent mounted to the door quite right.
 
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Does it open and close without hitting the jambs?
Does it try to spring open, or hard to get latched?
Since this is an inside door that gaps not going to matter, and if you really want to fix it there's going to be a lot of work involved.
You would have to run a utility knife down the molding to break the paint lines, drive in any nails you can see with a nail set, try to drive in a putty knife to lift it and act as a fulcrum point for a pry bar.
Once it's removed your stuck with having to sand it all down, priming and painting before reinstalling the trim and filling the new nail holes.
 
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The hinge has a much smaller gap. Is it possible to slightly adjust the hinge without wrecking the hole and weakening the support for the top hinge?
 
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It opens and closes without touching the jamb (maybe a mil of space?) Of course apart from the top right, where there's a sizable gap. It doesn't spring open, but must be pushed a bit to close. There is a slight resistance to moving the door to close it. To be honest, I found it extremely challenging to add a third hinge that must be perfectly aligned!

So moving the door stop is better than trying to adjust the hinges?

Thanks Joe and Xsleeper for your help!
 
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Yes because if you adjust the hinges you will be moving your screws 1/8" right next to existing holes. (Not good)
 
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