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how to level a metal door

frame and door are made of metal but the door is unlevel and very hard to close without slamming it !!!
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Posted 2013-10-09T04:52:59+0000  by aglezjr3 aglezjr3
 

Hello aglezjr3 and welcome to the community!

 

You will need to check the frame for square (Figure 1.1), making sure each vertical leg is square. 

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Once you have done that, now check for plumb by placing a 4 foot level against each vertical side. If you are either out of square or not plumb, you may need to re-install door & frame.  

 

The other option would be to loosen the screws at the bottom leg of the latch side, that should allow you to move the metal frame closer to the stud, if that side is in need of adjustment. If it's the hinge side, I would remove the door first, and repeat the same process I mentioned above. 

Posted 2013-10-10T15:59:21+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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