closing door

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by spindlen, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. dj.

    dj. New Member

    2) possible solution.
    whack it with a spade........


    dj really
     
  2. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    I was being serious, and hoping that other sensible solutions would be recapped forthwith.

    Handyandy - really
     
  3. spindle

    spindle New Member

    1. (possible solution) :

    Undo the bottom hinge(at the liner, not the door) and
    pack
    it out 1 - 2mm, then refit it. Loosen the middle
    hinge and retighten it not as tight as it was before.
    Loosen the top hinge and retighten it, tight.

    Handyandy - really
    TO PUT AN END TO THIS THREAD THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES
    SPOT ON HANDYANDY THE DOOR NOW STAYS OPEN THANK YOU
     
  4. panlid

    panlid New Member

    HORAHHHHH!!:D:D:D
    andy now tell him how to close it please.;)
     
  5. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    spindlen

    for a door to open itself / or close itself IT IS OUT OF VERTICAL. IE the head of the door is over the foot of the door.

    The most usual method to cure the problem, is to move the hinges in the lining so the door is vertical. IF the lining is badly cross legged you will have to sort this out first

    IF the margins are already equal on the door, the above is the solution to your problem because packing the bottom hinge WILL make the margins unequal.

    IF the door margins are not equal on the closing side (and VERY specifically) the closeing margin at the bottom of the door is wider than the closing margin at the top of the door then handyandys solution may work.

    I have not used handy andys method before to cure a door that closes or opens itself, i pack hinges only when the margins are unequal (assuming the door has been shot correctly) Handy says it works for him
     
  6. panlid

    panlid New Member

    where did that fence come from;)
     
  7. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    from the charity shop of course ;)
     

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