Video Games Tutorials and News - How To Fix A Sagging And Rubbing Door That Won't Close. 5 Tips & Tricks That Works. Diy Tutorial

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In this episode, I'm going to be showing you five tips and tricks on how to fix doors that just don't want to close, just like what you see here. We're trying to push it in and it just doesn't want to go through that door jamb, so let's fix this problem. Welcome to fix this house. So if you look at your door from the left or right side, there are hinges.

Leave the middle and the bottom one alone; they are good. I'm looking at the top hinge. Those are the ones that are getting most of the action when you try to open and close the door, and I'm using this little punch tool. You can either use a nail or a mini screwdriver or whatever tool that you can use so you can get that hinge pin or hinge bolt out of there.

And those, and pretty much strike it upwards, and those should pop right out. When you take those out, you can see that the hinges will come apart, and that's pretty much what's driving this door. It's rubbing against that door jamb. That's why it's not closing in and you want that gap. So to get the gap that you want, you want to use what I'm using here, which is pretty much these wooden shims.

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You can use credit cards if you have any type of hard card or anything like that and just stack them into whatever gap that you want. What I'm using here is just shims so that I can get that nice, consistent gap all throughout. You can even do double shims. If you can double shim and, if you can't get it through the crack that you want, you want to start off first at the bottom and, like what I'm doing here.

I'm just pushing it all the way up so that I can wedge it right to that door to get to the right distance from the jam to the door that I need, so that I can have that nice even space all throughout the bottom, so that it doesn't rub or it doesn't make contact with anything, or you can use the second tool, which is pretty much this door, to shim as well.

This one is a pump action. Put it right underneath your door and you can just pump it like you know, like what you're using to get your blood pressure, but this one actually works. You can actually use your foot as well while you're adjusting it. As you're pumping it, look at it. It opens up and that's another way that you can get this to work.

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I'm sticking with the shims. I'll leave it wedged right there, and if you can look at these hinges, you can see that they are not aligned. Our mission is to align those, so take your crescent wrench, any type of crescent wrench, and you're going to use it so that you can pull those and align them.

Sometimes you have to move them about an eighth or a sixteenth. Sometimes you might just have to do a little bit of nudging, just so you can align those hinges together. Okay, so make sure that you face it like this. If you do it the other way, it won't work. So make sure that your crescent wrench is facing this way, because this is the wrong way to do it.

Just face it the other way, just like you see here and there. So just slowly add some force and just move it around so that it will be nice and aligned. Okay, so nothing to it, very simple, just be very careful that you don't want to put too much force on it because it will probably slip off and end up damaging your door once it's aligned like this.

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You know, just tweak it. Either way, you can just put the pin back, give it a good tap, you know, give it a good tap back there with your hammer. Be gentle with it; you don't want to break the mechanism, and then you can see that it is back. Take out that shim and you should have that nice gap between your door jam and your door so that you don't make any more contact and it's smooth and closes right like that.

Well, okay, so that is method number one. So let's get a tip and trick number two. So tip and trick number two is that you want to check out all the hardware that's, you know, attached to your door and your door jamb. What you want to do is take your flat-head screwdriver or your Phillips screwdriver.

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Look at this more closely. The way I'm trying to tie it in, it just keeps circling and circling, so that's an indication that you have a loose mechanism or a loose fastener. So what you want to do is you want to just take the screw out, so let's go in reverse. So let's take the screw right out, and you can see that the hole where the screw went is a little bit wide, so that's why it's rolling around and not tightening, so the easy solution for this which are using toothpicks, or any type of wooden scraps that you have, even skinny shims.

This one, in case you know just one, this one. I'm just using toothpicks. You can flip them around, use the butt end to get more surface area, and then just break them off. Okay, so just go up and down and they should just break in there and that should build up enough mass in there so that when you start screwing back your screw, right there, it should tighten right back up.

So use your Philips head screwdriver and then, you know, just start tightening it up and it should tighten really well. And there you have it, nice and fixed, and it should let you know either way where the screws are located. Do this and it should suck that door back in. Okay, now for tip and trick number three.

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Okay, so if you want to suck this hinge back out there and if it's loose, use a general-purpose screw. This one's about a two and a half inch screw. And again. Tip and trick number four is a little bit more work. I'm not going to show you how it is, but I'll show you the concept. Okay, and you're going to draw it out, and pretty much what you're going to do is you're going to chisel this out so that you can move these hinges down about a quarter inch down or an eighth inch down.

If you don't want to use that method, you can go to the door itself, but this time you're going to have to chisel out the top portion. Notice how I'm drawing it out at the top. That's what we're going to do, and do the same thing for the middle and bottom hinges. Okay, so there are two ways you can do it.

You can do it either way at the door jam area or at the door itself. Okay, so this is pretty much going to be too extreme. If the other methods don't work, try this one, and finally, if all else fails, the last thing that you're going to do is you're going to relieve some on your door jam. I don't recommend it.

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Try all the other tips and tricks first before going through this, but this is pretty much the last resort. What you're going to do is you're going to use your belt sander and you're going to relieve a little bit either on the door jamb or a little bit at the top of your door right here and here. I'm just showing you that I'm not going to do it myself.

I'm just showing you that here is the angle that you can use with your sander, okay. And again, this method is a little dirty, it's going to get a lot of dust and it might be a lot of work, which includes taking out the whole door itself, but that's the last tip and trick.

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