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Old 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a Mr. Fixit ! Door issue.

Looking for someone who does small home repair jobs around the house.

One in particular is to fix my basement door, which has a steel casing.
The door is out of alignment with the casing, right side is about 1/4"+ lower than the left side. (This was the way it was when I bought the house a year ago). The issue is creating two problems, first I cannot properly lock the door, as the dead-bold will not extend into the jam, secondly, because the door is out of alignment it is not properly sealing against the weather-stripping causing a huge draft Possibly a wood shim, in the bottom hinge could correct the issue, but I want someone who knows what they're doing to fix it correctly and permanent.

So looking for a person to fix this and other small jobs.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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A couple pieces of thin cardboard, cut to same size as the hinge butt, and placed under the butt to shim it out an eight of an inch or something may get it done to re-align the door. Simply re-install the screws back though the cardboard shim.

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Old 09-21-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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....The door is out of alignment with the casing, right side is about 1/4"+ lower than the left side.
Assuming the door is a standard 3-ft entry door, with three hinges spanning about five ft. Lifting the right side that 1/4" by shimming the bottom hinge out would require a shim 5/3 times that 1/4" or a bit more than 3/8" thick (with half that for the middle hinge). That much might well keep the door from closing. If the door frame is wood, you could rout out the recess for the top hinge by the same amount to lift the right edge (and half that for the middle), but that much again would be a problem for proper fit, leaving shimming the bottom and routing the top each by 3/16", which still might cause problems with fit. But you said the door has a steel casing, which eliminates routing the frame, and if the door also has a steel shell, then routing the door also is out. I suspect the only real solution is major surgery on the frame installation, to make both sides plumb.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:32 AM   #4
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If it's mounted to wood framing sometimes you can use extra long screws in the top hinge that will extend into the rough framing and pull the top of the door frame in enough to straighten it out.

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Old 09-23-2019, 05:03 PM   #5
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To me, the first question and the info most omitted is geography. Is this in Gilford

Is it really the door? Is the house plumb and level or has it settled? Maybe leveling the house will fix the door?

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Looking for someone who does small home repair jobs around the house.

One in particular is to fix my basement door, which has a steel casing.

The door is out of alignment with the casing, right side is about 1/4"+ lower than the left side. (This was the way it was when I bought the house a year ago). The issue is creating two problems, first I cannot properly lock the door, as the dead-bold will not extend into the jam, secondly, because the door is out of alignment it is not properly sealing against the weather-stripping causing a huge draft Possibly a wood shim, in the bottom hinge could correct the issue, but I want someone who knows what they're doing to fix it correctly and permanent.

So looking for a person to fix this and other small jobs.

Your feed-back is appreciated !
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:37 AM   #7
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All Seasons Home Services... They do all handyman things like this.
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