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Rehanging an old door
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I have removed an old door which had a lockset that was impossible to screw down. Discovered that the guy who did the install of the lock 75-125 years ago made the hole too large and so I had to sister in a new piece of wood to get the lockset back in solidly. Since I had the door removed I cleaned up the hinge hardware and put in doweling to fix all the screw holes. Now I come to reinstalling the hardware and discover that all the bits and pieces of old, crumbling shims behind the hinges may have been there for a reason. 

The hinges are substantionally offset. Attached are pix of the door hinge and jamb locations.

My question is should I rehange the door so it is straight? Or should I just put it back the way it came out and try to finagle the shims that crumbled away? 

 

   

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