Home Improvement--General/Basement door

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Hi,

I can't get into my basement, because my interior basement door is swollen, and I can't open it.

How do I open my basement door?

Will I be able to open the door, if I saw through the slit, that's between the door and the door frame, with a handsaw?

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Kari

Answer
Kari- What an interesting question.....so drying the door may be an option with a dehumidifier. If It exterior this will not work. If you have access to the hinges you could pull the hinge pins and the door will come out. The last resort is to drive a prybar into the opening side of the door and pry it open. The sawing will not work because of doorstop......
Let me know how you make out!
Best,
Glen

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