Re: Trouble replacing interior door
It is all too easy to mortise the hinges too deep, even if only a fraction of an inch, which results in the door binding against the hinge jamb. If you're certain that you got the hinges exactly flush, what about the screws? If even one screw is angled it can cause that hinge to not close fully, resulting in a bind situation. If the hinges are good, screws are good, and the reveal is good on the hinge side of the door when the door is closed, then the issue will be on the latch side. If the door is too wide it will bind, whether there is a bevel on this side or not. A bevel helps greatly, however with plenty of gap no bevel is necessary at all (aesthetics of the gap not withstanding ... ).
Originally Posted by bugchucker
Other things could include the bolt (handset edge mortise and hole ) is not in the absolute center of the door, causing the bolt not to engage the strike. If the hole is too high or too low it will also not engage the strike.
Check all things suggested (by all posters ) and take pictures of the issue if possible. Let us know how it goes.
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