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Old 01-02-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
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Oh my sagging door

Exterior door to my kitchen has decided to sag and now only opens half way before it hits the floor. It's older but not ancient. 9 light on top with two horizontal wood panels below.

When it first became a problem I removed the thin shim under the top hinge and that fixed the issue for a while...but with this cold dry weather I wonder if the structure of the door is just failing as it's now hitting the floor again.

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Old 01-02-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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Take out one or two of the screws in the top hinge jamb side, replace with a couple heavy duty jamb screws...
The idea is to suck the hinge back towards the Jack stud to lift the leading edge of the door.

Keep your fingers crossed that the top doesn't stick after the above..
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What Ray said... and check all the hinge screws on both the jamb and the door.

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Old 01-03-2018, 07:00 AM   #4
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sagging door

If the door structure itself has been compromised you should see visible signs in the door itself. Usually openings in the joints at the intersection of the rail and stiles. If that's the case you might be able to re-glue the assembly back to square, but because of the door construction success is iffy.
If this is a metal door(you didn't say) the above mentioned replies should work.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:12 AM   #5
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get a new door and install right. Cry now but smile later.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:33 PM   #6
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or you can take an extra sharp chisel and chisel the top hinge mating surface
so you can suck it in some more

easy enough to make cereal box shims if need be
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:36 PM   #7
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Cut the bottom 4 inches off with a chainsaw. That #^&#^&#^&#^&er will close for sure.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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Cut the bottom 4 inches off with a chainsaw. That #^&#^&#^&#^&er will close for sure.
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Won't snow blow in under?
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Won't snow blow in under?
You wont need to run the Humidifier then, def win/win

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