Re Hanging a Door


I shouldn't have, but I did remove the hinge plates prior to staining the door jambs. Now when rehanging door it binds at the bottom opposite the hinges.
Please give guidance for correcting (the reveal?).
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First make sure you have got the hinges firmly seated where they were. If the hinges were tightly mortised into the jamb the small amount of finish may be stopping it from seating fully.
You either need to recess the bottom hinge a little or shave some off the door.
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If any door has been up and operating, DO NOT PLANE OR SAND THE DOOR. An obvious exception would be if a building shifted or settled. The problem is almost always related to the swage of the hinges.
Check first to see if there is anything obvious that has made the hinge sit differently than it did before. A heavy run of paint or varnish is enough to cause the problem. Remove the run if this is the cause. The next step would be to tip the hinge. In your case, install cardboard shims (cereal box thickness strips about 1/4" wide) under the edges of the hinges that will make the hinge barrel, the center line of the hinge, physically move away from the strike side of the door. You can use these shims on the jamb or the door or both. It is also possible to bend the hinge, though shims are easier for DIY.
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Sounds like the top and bottom hinges got swapped. Top hinges are more likely to get bent over the years from the weight of the door.
Other posts also are good places to look.
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