Door hanging and slight pressure in hinges
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John Joe 1967
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Door hanging and slight pressure in hinges

by John Joe 1967 » Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:50 pm

I'm hanging new doors throughout my house. I have hung 2 external doors. I use a Trend hinge jig. The 2 external doors have been hung and when the doors (before any locks have been fitted) are fully closed you can feel a slight pressure in the hinges, forcing the door to spring open. The door pushes open 20mm, no more. Because I've used the hinge jig, the hinges are sunk perfectly into the door and frame. Is the slight strain on the hinges to be expected? Could anything be wrong with what i have done. Opinions gratefully received.

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Re: Door hanging and slight pressure in hinges

by stoneyboy » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:45 pm

Hi John Joe 1967,
You have either sunk the hinges too deep in the door and frame or the frame rebate is tapered.
Undo the hinge and fit a piece of thick card in the hinge rebates. This should improve the fit but more card layers may be needed.
Regards S

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