unbalanced door?


Old 08-30-02, 06:03 PM
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unbalanced door?

not sure if i found the right forum to ask this, but: we have an interior door that always slowly swings open if not closed securely. Can I shim behind the hinge to try & level it out somehow, or is there better way to balance this door so it doesn't swing open anymore? Thanks.
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Old 08-30-02, 06:06 PM
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You got it.
Just shim behind a hinge until the door is plumb, and will stay where you leave it.
Good Luck!
Old 09-09-02, 02:14 PM
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thanks...i tried shimming but it didn't work; maybe the door was framed off balance just a hair. (or maybe I just didn't shim it correctly)
Old 09-09-02, 05:16 PM
bungalow jeff
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Your hinges may be out of plumb. You may have to plug and drill new holes to line the hinges up correctly.
Old 09-10-02, 06:35 PM
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thanks for the hint

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