Door swings open by itself




Door swings open by itself

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  • We'll show you a simple fix that will keep interior doors from swinging all the way open if you leave them slightly ajar. It's an annoying problem.

    Fix a Door that Closes & Opens Itself-Place a bend in the hinge pin. This bend But the WD shouldn't cause the door to swing open or close. Learn how to.

    When hinge pins are out-of-plumb, a door will swing on its own due to a fully closed position, or to a fully open position, or to some midpoint.

    Door swings open by itself

    Door swings open by itself

    The gap underneath the hinge should be visibly wider than it is above the hinge. Now, door stays open. Did you change way this one opens? You might have to wedge a flathead screwdriver between the head of the pin and top of the hinge. What matters is how the hinges are attached to the jamb:

    Door swings open by itself

    Door swings open by itself

    Door swings open by itself

    Door swings open by itself

    Door swings open by itself

    How to stop a door from swinging open by itself - Diy, Lifestyle

    Log in or Sign up. Hello, Just after some advice, I've just got a carpenter to hang some internal panel doors. Pleased with the job and the price, apart from one small snag.

    One of the doors swings wide open on it's own accord when it is opened and I am thickening about getting the guy back to have a look at it. The thing is, the door frame original is totally out of square and plumb.

    Door swings open by itself

    Will he be able to do anything about this without replacing the door frame????. Or, is this due to the frame being out, if that's the case, I'll just live with it and stop whinging.

    Geordie Yacker , Nov 8, Out of interest do all the other doors swing shut? Did you change way this one opens?

    Door swings open by itself

    Have you got rising butt hinges? Zapette , Nov 8, Does the door swing very freely when you give it a gentle push, or does it feel as though it has some kind of springy resistance acting on it when you close it? If it is the former, it's probably opening under its own weight - it's likely that the door is not completely plumb and is leaning out at the top towards the opening side. The door tries to 'fall' this way and ends up opening! If, however, the door has a 'springiness' to it - when you try and close it it feels as though you are pushing against a rubbery spring use your imagination It's all perfectly fixable by your chippy.

    If the frame is out of plumb, the door can still be installed completely upright by repositioning the hinges and refitting the doorstop in the new position did he remove the doorstops during the job? DA, The problem is that the door is opening on it's own weight. It's not the hinges I think that situation is known as 'hingebound'??? The thing is, the door frame does not actually have doorstops, instead the frame is rebated and the door 'stops' against the edge of the rebate, which is the same piece of wood as the door frame.

    I suppose the way round it is to somehow plane or chisel the edge of this rebate so it is level, then re-hang the door. Just like to add, that the door has been fitted hard up against this 'door stop'. If you look at the closed door from the non-hinged side, you do not see and uneven gap between the door and the frame.

    Door swings open by itself

    Ah, so the whole frame would need to be straightened!!! I guess, as you clearly know, the options would be to either trim the rebate a good chippy with a sharp chisel could probably do it pretty quickly, or possible using a router - I would probably score it with a craft knife and straight edge before chiselling 'cos otherwise I'd mess it up Have you tried a level against the frame to see just how bad it is? IF the frame is out of square, but the door fits nice and evenly against it's stops, it's probably not fair to blame the chippy.

    The answer is probably what some one else has suggested, which is Rising Butt hinges, which will encourage but not force the door to close on it's own. The alternative is a conceled door closer such as a Perko. I would however say that the chippy is probably not obliged to fit them as it can entail a fair it more work, and wasn't part of his original breif, but I'm sure that speaking nicely to him you can reach a very amicable compromise.

    Fixing the Interior Door That Won't Stay Open/Closed



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