the french doors in my new house have a set of hinges I just can't
relate to. The hinges have very wide flaps (as opposed to along the length
of the door), which are screwed at the end to the door and jamb.
The actual hinge pin sticks out the door into the outside of the house
by about 4".
The effect is that when the door opens, the hinge side goes out and
sort of "rolls" around the outside wall of the house, so the doors
can lie flat against the wall when open.
The problem is: the hinges are not strong enough to hold the doors
(three of them for each door!) so the doors have sagged.
Not much, but enough to look unsightly and the bottom edge
to drag a bit on the floor.
I'm trying to figure out what can I do to fix this problem:
1- Pack up the bottom hinge and dig the top one a bit more to
"lift" the door against the hinge side?
2- Take the hinges out, bend them a bit and screw them back in?
3- Both of the above?
4- None of the above, something else?
The material is galvanised steel plate, about 1/4" thick.
The hinges are about 4" long and 4" wide, which when open
turns into a 8" wide gap.
TIA for any help.
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