We bought a house and have a gap on the rear side of the door where the
hinges connect. The hinge was not placed deep enough (close to the
outside) in the jam so now I have almost a 1/4" gap and you can see
daylight with the door closed. Basically, it does not come all the way
up to the weather seal. Not only am I worried about the weather but
hurricane season is coming again and I'm sure this will be an issue.
If I try to router out and move the hinges such a short distance, I'm
afraid the screw holes will be damaged and will not hold.
I think I would consider starting by looking at the weather striping. If
it is over 5 years old, it may be time to replace it and it may well be
possible to seal it well.
Resetting the door closer to the hinge side is going to widen the gap on
the striker side. That is also not good. You would have just moved the
problem, not solved it.
It's pretty confusing, even when I reread it, but I thought he meant
he wanted to put the whole door closer to the outside, and not change
any of the other measurements.
TC, which side is the rear side of the door? It doesn't come up to
the weather seal on what edges/sides of the door? All four?
Hard to explain without pics. It will remain centered between hinge and
striker sides. Picture this: you walk up to your front door (that's
closed). From behind, you push it forword (towards the outside) until
it touches the weather seal. That's my problem. On the side where the
hinges attach it does not allow the door to touch the seal.
OK, Now I understand what you are wanting to do. Frankly I think you
are likely doing it the hard way. I would move the stops and or weather
stripping to the door not the door to the stops or weather stripping.
Normally when hanging a door, you hang the door first THEN you set the door
stops in place. Much easier that way.
I agree, this would have been easier. But the house is about 14 years
old and this is a new door on an existing jam. The was put on crooked.
If I moved the stops now to meet the door, they would not match each
other. The door touches the stops on one side but not the other. They
don't line up now as it is and to move them would make it even worse. I
would have to re-cut the holes for the deadbolt, etc.
I'm going to have to weigh the pros and cons of all. I may end up
rehanging the door. :(
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