hanging doors

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Blog entry by crazysilly posted 07-01-2010 05:54 AM 930 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ok so im hanging doors, that i bought pre-hung, and they all fit, now that i have taken them all off and painted them white(4 coats of paint…sheww!!!) i replaced all the hinges with oil brushed bronze and now they dont fit???? I read on another blog to put the longer scrEws in the top and bottom, but which hole in the top and bottom hinges? HELP!!!!

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 06:13 AM

Hey man, it doesn’t really matter which hole you put the longer screw in, Just look and see where it will go closest to the center of the stud that is behind the jamb. That is where you would want to put the longer screw in. Also depending on how strong you need to make the door, you might want to put one long screw in each hinge (both sides) and also in the strike plate.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 06:15 AM

I put a long screw in the middle hole of each hinge and if it is heavy I put two in the top. Why don’t they fit what is different? If it doesn’t fit either it could be the hinges are thicker/thinner or you got some paint in the hinge mortise. Also, when putting the longer screws in you could have thrown off the plum of the door.

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 06:18 AM

Oh yeah the four coats of paint will thicken it up enough to keep it from closing properly. Recheck the plum.

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