Today we will explain together with the professional locksmiths of Mahico How to fix a door so that it sticks in most cases without needing to remove it. Get immediate results and enjoy an entry without problems is our goal. We start?
The standard recipe for fixing a door is to correct the edges that rub against the floor so that it rocks freely. This forever solves the problem, but it is a significant annoyance. You will have to remove the door and drag it to the garage or your workshop, where usually do the tasks of DIY. When brushing is done, you have to touch up the brushed edge. Before suffering all those problems, try the three short ways mentioned here. In most events, one of them will “cure” your door.
Tighten all the hinge screws
Check the hinge screws. Tighten the hinge screws on both the door and the jamb. Tighten firmly, using a screwdriver instead of a drill to prevent removal of screw holes.
If your door is rubbed on top or crawled on the floor, use a screwdriver, not a drill, to tighten the screws. With an exercise, it is likely that you over tighten the screws and remove them from the holes. If you find one that has already fallen, try these solutions: Replace the stripped jamb screws with long screws. These big and long screws run through the jamb and into the frame behind it. If you have a door with a hollow core, reinforce the screw hole. Dip a toothpick or wood chips in the glue and use it to fill the screw hole.
Fit a hinge
Replace the screw closest to the door stop. Run a long screw through the jamb and into the wall frame to pull the hook inward. The door hinges are not nicely adjustable. Only by driving a long screw through the jamb and into the structure of the wall, you can draw the hook and the jamb towards the frame and slightly reposition the door before turning a screw, close the door to determine precisely where it is rubbed against the jamb. If rubbing on the top of the side jamb (which is the most common), draw a mark on the top hinge. If the door is smeared on the side jamb or the head of the lower frame, bring it on the smaller hook. If the door is rubbed all along the side jamb, draw on all straps. Often,
To use this method, remove a screw near the middle of the belt (instead of the top or bottom screw). Drive the screw with a drill. When the screw is adjusted against the hook, give the screw another quarter turn. Close the door to check the adjustment. Continue squeezing and block until the door no longer sticks. Keep an eye on the door panel while pressing and if you start to create gaps between the finishing joints, stop doing so immediately, as this process is not working as expected.
On the other hand, the doors in old houses sometimes close by themselves because they are without placing the counterweight that keeps the door open. If the wall is like this or the home has significant settlement problems, you may have to do an outstanding job to solve the problem, but if the door slowly “creeps” closing and the wall is still being probed you can usually solve the problem by adjusting the hinges a little.
Check the space at the top of the door. If it is more full on the knob side of the door, remove the center screw on the top hinge and replace with a pre-drilled one long screw slightly inclined towards the center of the jamb. The screw pulls the frame and the door closer to the structure and thus may have reduced the conflict by directly solving the problem 100%.