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Door has dropped and is digging into cill at lock end.is there an adjustment to move the bottom hinge out

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Yes. You can loosen the hinge screws and reposition the door.
First you should check the hinge screws to see if they came loose.
But if not, then I would not suggest loosening them.
They are hard to loosen and tighten.
Typically an impact driver is used.
And the door change probably happened by stress from something hanging on or wedging in the door.
So the best solution is to just apply reverse forces, and not loosen anything.
Use a piece of 2x4 to spead out the force, and then just use a jack.
You will have to go a little too far, because there will be some spring when the jack is released.
But don't try to go too far at one time, because you don't want to go too far.
If you don't have a suitable jack, a long 2x4 could be rested on another piece of wood on the sill, and the door could be levered up from there.
The end of the door has the most leverage.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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