I have hung 3 doors at a friends house for the first time but I have a bit
of a problem with one of them. It shuts ok but about 1" away from shutting
it becomes springy as if under pressure to shut, I can't work out why this
is. The bottom hinge seems to be trying to pull away from the frame
slightly. I'm only guessing but does the hinge need to be packed out from
the door frame? There is clearance all the way around the door.
Thanks up front for any input guys.
Check the door on the inner side of the frame, the door might be too near
the strut that goes around the inner frame resulting in stopping the door
from shutting fully.
Cant remember the name of the strut,but its for holding back a would be
fire for 1 hour.
You have recessed the bottom hinge too deeply into the door or frame
so the door edge and frame make contact before the door is shut, hence
a lever effect comes in that tries to pull the hinge out of the door.
Packing the hinge to restore it to be level with both surfaces should
suffice. A piece of cornflake packet is usually fine. It is a high
tech job. :)
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