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Dick
Issue with pre-hung doors

Issue with pre-hung doors

 

Doors come from the supplier like this (image 048-1)

 

Notice how the reveal on the hinged side begins to pinch at the bottom.

 

The door is shipped with 2 duplex nails on the strike side.  When you remove the nails, the door drops on the strike side further pinching that bottom corner and changing the top reveal.  See below. (Image 054-1)

 

 

I can correct the top reveal by shimming the hinge side jamb on the bottom to raise the hinge side.

 

When installing the door, how do I correct the reveal at the bottom right hinge side so that the reveal is the same from top to bottom?

 

Hope I explained this correctly.

 

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HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Issue with pre-hung doors

Dick,

That looks more like there is a loose hinge on the door, or the frame. How can you question things like this when the door is not properly set and attached? I would get rid of the cheap wood around the door and install some better quality wood with more strength. After the door is attached to the structure, you will see if gain some strength. There is where you shim the door for plum and level. If that is Not a hollow door, I suggest installing another hinge in the middle. Although it does not look like a high quality solid wood door.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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