Problem with a sagging door...
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  Re: Problem with a sagging door... by Enigmatic (I have a standard st...)
Are you sure it is the door at fault and not the foundation?

My rear door which is over a deck in the rear of the house had periodic sagging issues.  A new post with deeper footings resolved this issue. 

On an old edition of "This Old House" they had to break through the basement slab, put in a deep footing and then jack up the house to resolve a similar issue. 

If it is a foundation issue, then adjusting the door in the frame is a temporary fix.
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  Re: RE: Problem with a sagging door... by Cooler (Are you sure it is t...)
(10-07-2019, 12:13 PM)Cooler Wrote: Are you sure it is the door at fault and not the foundation?

My rear door which is over a deck in the rear of the house had periodic sagging issues.  A new post with deeper footings resolved this issue. 

On an old edition of "This Old House" they had to break through the basement slab, put in a deep footing and then jack up the house to resolve a similar issue. 

If it is a foundation issue, then adjusting the door in the frame is a temporary fix.

I would bet it is something do with the floor if the reveal remains unchanged.
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  Re: RE: Problem with a sagging door... by Bob10 ([quote='Cooler' pid=...)
Try replacing a couple of the top hinge jamb screws with screws long enough to enter the stud.  This will usually suck the jamb in a bit just enough to raise the opposite corner of the door. 

BTW, I do this on all exterior doors now because I've seen the hinge screws fail more than once.
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  Re: RE: Problem with a sagging door... by rwe2156 (Try replacing a coup...)
(10-09-2019, 10:18 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Try replacing a couple of the top hinge jamb screws with screws long enough to enter the stud.  This will usually suck the jamb in a bit just enough to raise the opposite corner of the door. 

BTW, I do this on all exterior doors now because I've seen the hinge screws fail more than once.

I had to do this with all my interior doors as well - we have heavy 3 panel solid core doors and all the id10ts that installed them used were the short hinge plate screws supplied. After about 5-6 years they ALL started to sag, a box of long screws later they were all nice and straight.
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  Re: RE: Problem with a sagging door... by vernonator ([quote='rwe2156' pid...)
(10-10-2019, 09:16 AM)vernonator Wrote: I had to do this with all my interior doors as well - we have heavy 3 panel solid core doors and all the id10ts that installed them used were the short hinge plate screws supplied. After about 5-6 years they ALL started to sag, a box of long screws later they were all nice and straight.

Just had to fix a basement door with sag issues....top hinge screws were #10x3" and stripped out, larger screws are a temporary fix as you don't get full thread engagment because the #8 screws stripped out too.

I drilled the holes out to 3/8", gorrilla glued in hardwood dowels 2" long and started over with #8's in a virgin hole.

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  Re: Problem with a sagging door... by Enigmatic (I have a standard st...)
They make some fairly pricey hinges that are adjustable.  The cheapest I've seen are about $60.00 and they allow you to adjust the gaps with an allen wrench or screwdriver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bcHqfR2Pwo
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