How to properly adjust this door ?


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Old 07-21-18, 09:06 PM
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How to properly adjust this door ?

This door is angled. Any way to adjust it ?



 
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Old 07-22-18, 02:48 AM
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First thing I'd try would be to remove one of the screws in the top hinge [jamb side] and replace it with a longer screw to see if that will draw it up.
 
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Like a 3" screw ?? Someone suggested putting a screw under the hinge and then replacing. Or is that the same idea .....
 
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Old 07-22-18, 10:31 PM
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Is this an older home? Any smaller children, either now or in the past?

It looks to me as if the door is crooked in the jamb. This could be from a number of reasons but the ones that come to mind are a worn hinge on the top and that wear could come from many years of usage, compounded by children holding on to the knob and swinging on the door.

I would first check that the upper hinge is tight to both the door and the jamb. If you have the slightest doubt about wear in the hinge then swap the upper and lower hinge. The upper hinge carries most of the weight of the door so it wears more than does the lower hinge. Using longer screws in the upper hinge will more securely hold the hinge in position because it will go through the relatively thin jamb and into the stud behind the jamb.
 
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Old 07-23-18, 02:40 AM
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A 2" screw is normally long enough to draw the jamb tighter/closer to the stud behind it.
 
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Old 07-23-18, 05:18 AM
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It's a reno....................
 
 

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