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How to fix door frame

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How to fix door frame

Could someone please advise me on how to fix this door? It appears that one side of the door frame is not aligned with the wall. This is a 6 year old condo that I recently purchased so not sure why this happened. Please refer to photos. Thanks! :)
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Nov 6, 2014
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It looks like someone pushed or tried to kick the door into the condo. You'd likely have to heavy hammer it back out and set long screws threw the left and right door jambs to secure it from moving.
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fordmaple wrote: It looks like someone pushed or tried to kick the door into the condo. You'd likely have to heavy hammer it back out and set long screws threw the left and right door jambs to secure it from moving.
Would I need to purchase a sledge hammer to do this? Also, wouldn't it be noticeable if I put screws through the left and right door jambs?
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Jul 7, 2005
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Back out the odd screw you see in your second pic below the hinge. Not sure why it's there. Guessing someone tried to fix it at one point. screwed nothing but air and now it shifted again? Look for other screws along hinge portion of jamb and take them out. Using your body weight and arm give it a push, see if there's any give. Figure it out where to go after that. If it moves easily or not, etc. Sledge hammer is over kill. Some scrap 2x4 so you don't mare or dent the finish and a decently weighted hammer should do the job.
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linsook wrote: Back out the odd screw you see in your second pic below the hinge. Not sure why it's there. Guessing someone tried to fix it at one point. screwed nothing but air and now it shifted again? Look for other screws along hinge portion of jamb and take them out. Using your body weight and arm give it a push, see if there's any give. Figure it out where to go after that. If it moves easily or not, etc. Sledge hammer is over kill. Some scrap 2x4 so you don't mare or dent the finish and a decently weighted hammer should do the job.
Thank you!! I did exactly as you advised and it worked! Also didn't need a sledgehammer. It doesnt close 100% smoothly but still a big improvement and looks much better
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Newuserid wrote: Thank you!! I did exactly as you advised and it worked! Also didn't need a sledgehammer. It doesnt close 100% smoothly but still a big improvement and looks much better
awesome that's good to hear.

if its not closing smoothly i would guess because its not square anymore. if you want to fix it figure out which area of the door is hitting or scraping the door frame and perhaps make adjustments to the door frame for that section. this may entail removing trim.

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