I have two doors that I recently installed that don't close perfectly
evenly. They fit squarely this way:
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and the hinge line is level with gravity.
but the bottom of the door closes before the top of the door. when the
door is latched, there is a ~1/4" gap at the top corner, opposite from
i want the door to seal tightly against weatherstripping for sound
blocking reasons, but it doesn't make a good seal. i installed both
doors. one is a prehung door and i had to do a lot of work to get the
swing parallel to gravity. i don't want to undo previous work or
reseat the hinges because the gape is at most 1/4" and the house is
very crooked so i'd be hard pressed to do much better.
can i adjust the door by
1. loosening the middle hinge so it doesn't affect swing of door.
2. adding a small shim to the inside (hinge side) of the top hinge.
3. adding shims to middle hinge so it fits naturally.
thanks for any advice!
ps. if i can't get the door to shift, i can fix the problem by adding
extra weatherstripping. does anyone have suggestions for making this
reliable (so the weatherstripping doesn't loosen and peal off.