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“Ghost” Opening Doors?

Posted by Lucine Spheeris on February 20, 2014 in  Home Improvements
Do some doors in your house slowly swing open or close by themselves when they are not latched tight? Don't worry; it's NOT a ghost placing tricks on you.  No home is perfectly level, and throughout time the walls and foundation settle, which often leads to your interior doors no longer being "plumb.”  This, in some cases, will cause them to open or close by themselves.  One solution is to remove the hinges one at a time, secure the pin in a table vise or clamp with a pair of pliers. Once secure, t... read more