Door Sagging / Cracking Frame


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Old 06-09-20, 05:27 PM
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Door Sagging / Cracking Frame

Hello,

I have a den with french doors that won't close as they hit each other in the middle. I've been trying to adjust them, but just realized that what I thought was paint cracking is actually a crack in the door frame. I believe this is why there is sag on this side and why I haven't been able to adjust properly.

Any tips on what to do? Should I get longer screws for the door jamb or maybe try to repair it with epoxy?

Thanks in advance

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Old 06-09-20, 05:36 PM
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No, that looks like a crack where your brickmold trim meets your jamb. They are 2 separate pieces but the joint has been caulked. (And that caulked joint has cracked open) You likely need to remove some of the top hinge screws (on both doors) and replace them with longer ones that reach the studs, which "should" pull the doors apart on top again.

It's also possible that your hinges are getting stretched out, they dont look very straight anymore. Loose hinges create excess play in the door, creating too much of a gap behind the door when its closed.
 
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Old 06-09-20, 05:45 PM
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Thanks. The hinges not looking straight is from me trying to play with them but if the screws dont work Ill get new ones.
 
 

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