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Brian Vogel

04:13AM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 09/30/03
10 lifetime posts
I've noticed two interior doors, in the last two weeks, sticking when closed. We've been in our house about one year now, first occurances.

I don't believe it is due to humidity since no other doors in the house are sticking.

Possibly due to the house settling (?) as both doors--the door leading from the kitchen to the basement steps, and the bathroom off the kitchen, directly across (about 8 feet) from the basement steps.

The only way to open the doors now is push down on the knob while turning.

What is the best method for solving this? Removing the doors from the hinges, and planing the top edge? Or using a circular saw to remove a 1/4" or 1/8" off the top edge? Some other solution?

Thanks in advance.


07:22PM | 09/22/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
plane the door slightly, and then apply some wax.

It could be a combination of settling and humidity both. Each of these doors are in locations where humidity would be high.

Aso, many apinters fail to seal and paint doors on top and bottom so they can absorb humidity.

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