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How to adjust an inside door?

We have these doors in our house:

http://www.dana.at/produkte/innentue...roductId=18042

These are pre-assembled doors and frames that we had installed professionally. The installer was from Germany and I suspect won't be interested to come 30km over the French border just to adjust a single door.

Recently, one of the doors has begun to strike the floor underneath as we open & close it. I don't know if this is because it is sagging on its hinges or whether the tolerance was very small to being with an it's now absorbed moisture. In any case, we need to raise the door by a few millimeters to fix the problem.

Problem is -- I can't see any way obvious way to adjust the hinges, and my German isn't up to finding the installation manual.



The most obvious solution would be a small spacer ring of some sort that would go between the upper and lower parts of the hinge?
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Old 23.10.2016, 17:37
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Re: How to adjust an inside door?

The only way is to add a spacer.

Generally, steel washers with an 8mm hole are the right size.

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The most obvious solution would be a small spacer ring of some sort that would go between the upper and lower parts of the hinge?
Look at the top of the upper barrel. Sometimes there is a hex recess (a grub screw) which allows you to adjust the height. This is fairly rare though (they didn't work very well).

Failing that, have a look in the building center. In the section where they have shelf nubbies, "S" hooks and such there will be spacers specifically for this in steel, brass, or teflon. These are like a washer, just with a very narrow outside diameter. Probably a good idea to measure the OD and ID (OD=Barrel, ID=Pin) before you go.
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Re: How to adjust an inside door?

If you can't find a way to adjust the hinge barrel, give me a shout and I'll pop over to see what I can do. If all else fails, it's a simple job (for me) to shave a little off the bottom of the door.
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Re: How to adjust an inside door?

We had a similar problem in our previous house and the washer solved it.
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Re: How to adjust an inside door?

Figure out in which diagonal direction you want the door to move, take the door off and then rotate the hinge that is attached to the door to either extend it out further or screw it on tighter.
You say the door is scraping the floor so you'd probably want to unscrew the lower hinge and tighten the upper one - that would rotate the door counter-clockwise.
Just did the same thing on Saturday - one or two full turns of the hinge should be enough to sort it out.
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Figure out in which diagonal direction you want the door to move, take the door off and then rotate the hinge that is attached to the door to either extend it out further or screw it on tighter.
You say the door is scraping the floor so you'd probably want to unscrew the lower hinge and tighten the upper one - that would rotate the door counter-clockwise.
Just did the same thing on Saturday - one or two full turns of the hinge should be enough to sort it out.
This will only work if the door is canted.

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Re: How to adjust an inside door?

JagWaugh was right -- I found them at Hornbach, in the same aisle as the doors. The magic word, if anyone is searching in the future, is 'Türunterlegscheiben' or 'Distanzring'. Not only is it a perfect fit, but the spacer rings are slightly convex, not flat, so that they match the curvature of the hinge perfectly.

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