Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-13-2005, 03:58 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Adjusting french doors


Does anyone know how to adjust the hinges on French doors. One of the doors has dropped slightly so it is hard to shut.

debbie michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Adjusting french doors


Are the doors wooden or PVCU?

nicknackynoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2005, 01:48 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Adjusting french doors


UPVC
debbie michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2005, 04:03 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 41
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Adjusting french doors


Hi,
Although i haven't come across an adjustment for french doors (mine just have hinges no adjuster) I rang Anglian windows to ask their advice.
The technical department don't work weekends so couldn't get you a definitive answer, but the phone operator seemed convinced french doors can be adjusted.
Ring your supplier, or pick one out of the phone book and pretend they supplied you, and they will talk you through the process.

If a wooden door had dropped I would adjust the hinges by either packing out the bottom one so that it stuck out more which in turn pulls the top of the door in. Or remove the door and sink the hige at the top into the frame or door more, pulling in the top and pushing out the bottom.
As your doors are UPVC you won't be able to take a wood chisel to it to remove wood, but you could take the offending door off and remove the hinge, find some plastic about the same size and place the hinge on top.
Now draw around the hinge and mark the screw holes, then trim the plastic to size and drill out the screw holes. replace the hinge on the frame (not door) carefully putting the packing between the hinge and door frame first.
You should now be left with the door with one hinge on, one off, with help offer the door up to the hinges and relace the screws.
Naturally the amount of packing needed depends on how far the door has dropped so you may need several pieces! I'd make the packing out of any old sheet plastic such as old tupperware etc.

Cheers
nicknackynoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.