Forum Title: 2 door questions
#1) I live in a relatively new home. The interior doors are just your basic, pre-hung white doors. The door on my bedroom is cracked and I wanted to replace it. My question is, do I need to replace the entire frame and door with a new pre-hung door or can I just buy a new door, take the old one off the hinges and put the new one on? #2) I closed off the entrance to my formal living room with french doors. I framed it out, installed the doors, made sure they were plum, put in all my shims. Once it was set, I nailed the frame in place. I took the doors off to paint them and finish the sheetrock of the new wall area. When I went to put the doors back on, they didn't close. DAMN!!! Obviously something shifted along the way. I am trying to figure out the best way to rememdy this. It looks like the doors are off by about 1/8 of an inch pretty evenly from top to bottom. Can I just throw the doors on a table saw and trim of about 1/16 of an inch off of each door? Otherwise I have to remove all of the nails that I put into the frame and reset it....I don't know how to easily do this. Thanks in advance for your help. Chris
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: CHARLENE NORRIS (Union City, CA), 01/02/2019

Try some spray silicone sprayed on a rag, then wiped into the window channel. Not something like WD-40!

- ROBERT WILLIAMS (San Angelo, TX), 02/19/2019

Also, did you shim it with two shims at a time in the same location, one crossing the other? If not, you may have slanted the door frame by putting a triangular shaped shim in a square hole. I have seen this happen, too.

- ROSE J (Oklahoma City, OK), 02/25/2019

Thanks for the replies, guys. Yes, I did shim with 2 shims to prevent the frame from angling to one side. Also, I did make sure they were right side up. There is a small retractable ball at the tops of the doors that slides into a notch at the top when they close.

- LAURIE ESTRADA (Berkeley, CA), 02/11/2019

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