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post #1 of 12 Old 04-26-2015, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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The ol' door scraping the floor problem

I know the first thing you are supposed to do with conventional hinges is replace the screws in the top hinge with 2 1/2 inch screws. Does it matter if it's this kind of hinge?



My tiles are being scraped by the bottom of the door toward the middle. If I lift the door there is no scraping, but I don't really feel any jiggle when I lift the door. The screws feel very tight.




Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Is that tile new? When did it start scraping?
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shave the bottom of the door, problem solved.
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Is that tile new? When did it start scraping?
It's 11 years old. Seems like this happened a few years ago and I didn't touch hinges. I figured it was one of those cold weather warm weather swelling things, but It's been like this for a while now.
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It's those hinges ...

Those hinges are the most prone to sagging because they rely entirely on the screw to snug them to the trim.
A mortised hinge has more support from the mortise itself and the screws are in tension rather than in shear. You could try larger diameter screws to reduce any shifting in the screw holes rather than longer ones.

Finally, I would just trim the bottom of the door up 1/4".

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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It's 11 years old. Seems like this happened a few years ago and I didn't touch hinges. I figured it was one of those cold weather warm weather swelling things, but It's been like this for a while now.


You could try replacing the hinges but the easiest thing would be to trim the bottom of the door as was mentioned.
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If the screws are loose you might use longer screws. If not since it is an interior door you might trim 1/4" off the bottom of the door and never have that problem again.
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well that settles it. I'm trimming.

thanks
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Could it be that the hinge pins are wearing? .001 inch at the hinge could be quite a bit out at the end of the door.
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If the door didn't begin scraping immediately after the tiles were installed.

1. I look at the reveal when closed if the hinges are at fault then the reveal will be off, e.g., (tight top striker side tight bottom hinge side).
2. I check the jambs for plumb, level and square if they're out the house has likely done some settling.
3. If 1 and 2 are good it is possible the floor has heaved up, does it squeak when walked over or weight applied, e.g., (shifting weight back and forth between spread feet)? If so you may be able to pull the subfloor back down and fasten it to the joists from below.

4. Lastly where does the bottom of the door chafe the floor? If only one or 2 small spots, take the minimalist approach and only remove material at the chafing spots.

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shave the bottom of the door, problem solved.
Agree.

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Cut or plane a smidgen off the bottom of the door. Don't play with the hinges.

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