Both doors in my bathroom have sagged to an extent where we can't lock them. I
read somewhere that I should take out the screws and but some matchsticks in the
holes and put the screws and door back to get more support. Has not worked at
What is a solution?
Our townhouse is 6 years old and we've been in it for the last 2. The sagging
existed when we moved in, but its worse now, although we don't hang stuff on the
doors any more. The doors open and shut freely, and you wouldn't notice the
sagging but for the latches not aligning with their holes.
I appreciate any pointers or help
Joe's suggestion of moving the sticker plate was one good point. I
suggest other possibilities, but which ones would depend on why the door is
sagging. It could be settling of the house. or the weight of the stuff you
use to hang on the doors.
Don't cure the symptoms. The most common reason for sagging
doors is settlement in the main beams. Settlement maybe due
to a sinking lolly column, a bean compromised by excessive
cutting (plumber or heating man), or something less worrying.
Long before fixing the doors, first confirm the beams have not
sagged upwards of 1/4 inch. It does not help to cure
symptoms. First verify if is not a more serious problem.
Rajesh Dugar wrote:
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