Door sticks


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Old 07-08-20, 06:50 AM
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Door sticks

I have a powder room on the first floor at my house and the door all of a sudden sticks at the bottom. The first floor does not have a basement under the powder room but only sits atop a crawl space that is about 18" high from the ground. The room was built in 2002 and until this week has been fine. Monday morning the door was working well but by Monday afternoon I noticed it hard to close. The humidity has been high here near Philly but since 2002 it has never done this before. Anyone have any suggestions how to fix it before I take down that door and shave the bottom? Thanks. Rich
 
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Old 07-08-20, 06:58 AM
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Check your hinges to make sure they are well secured to the jamb.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 06:59 AM
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If it's the bottom if the door, you need to take the door off and cut it higher. If it's rubbing on the side you can usually shim half of the hinge (the shim could be a toothpick or a couple dimes, and they go behind the hinge as close to the door stop as possible). This will roll the door hinge a little and move the door away from the jamb.
 
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It would be a good idea to put a level on the jambs, the sill and the door itself to see what has moved.
 
 

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