09:49AM | 01/05/99

I am having difficulty replacing the interior doors in my 35-year old ranch house. I have used the measurements from the old doors (which fit OK) to determine how much to plane off the inner edge, and where to place the hinges. I am on my third door, and it seems that every time I replace one it takes about 5 tries to get it to fit correctly, because the door won't close entirely (it bucks on the hinge and leaves a one foot gap). Any suggestions?

David, Moderator

11:52PM | 11/30/13
Member Since: 11/15/13
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Her is a Bob Vila video about hanging interiors. I would suggest watching and getting some pointers.
From experience, I can tell you that sometimes it does take several fittings to get a proper fit.
If you are getting a buck on the hinge , then I would venture to say that your hinges are not installed properly.
Frame may be tilted which would cause hinge to sit at an angle, which would cause bucking.
Hope this was helpful.


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