hang doors

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by speed fit on radiator, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. anyone use a door lifter when hanging doors? as seen them on screwfix for sale! i usually use wedges under the door and slide in more if i need 2 go higher etc!
  2. prince

    prince New Member

    I have a door lifter, its like an extra pair of hands. Mazda has 12 for each door, so he can hang it in 20 minutes!!!
  3. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    keep insulting princey.probably just your sad sarcastic nature,
  4. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    speed radiator

    wedges work fine, however if you "down set" your pencil when scribing the doors you can get away without lifting

    if you are hanging very heavy doors a second pair of hands comes in very useful.

    despite mazda's heavy handed use of language, his use of an additional guy is a sensible and safe method of working with very heavy doors.
  5. !!

    !! Active Member

    I just use a chisel.
  6. dunc

    dunc New Member

    Sometimes, but they usually get stuck on your toe caps at the wrong moment, so you try to shake it off and your door alignment is stuffed.

    Generally you can lean the door toward the top hinge slot and get the first screw in enough to hold the door. Then wedge the door into position for the final fit.
  7. emjay

    emjay New Member

    I use one, but usually only when hanging fire doors. I make sure to position it roughly center, so door doesn't fall away from lining/frame when you come to screw in the hinges. I find it best to get the top hinge into it's recess, apply a little more pressure on lifter as this will keep hinge in place as you screw it in, then you can release or move the lifter to help position the other hinges. I don't use it on internal doors so much as these are usually on loose pin hinges. I'd say get one.
  8. joesoap

    joesoap New Member

    Door Lifter ! whatever next , must be for shirtlifters. A wedge and bolster, never failed yet Cheers !
  9. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    you dont need a new fangled door lifter (max 75kg)

    OR an old fasioned hammer and bolster to swing a door

    just walk the door slightly into the opening, you can then move it with your thumb to set the first screw in, the rest is easy.

    even with a 150kg mother for an X ray room, the power in your thumb is awesome

    accepted..... you DO need help to get such a door into place
  10. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    ps a 150kg X ray room door

    in my case such a door is over TWICE my body weight, you can still swing it with the power in your thumb
  11. yorkshireboy

    yorkshireboy Member

    Spot on dirtydeeds this is my method also,put the bottom of the door too far into the frame tilt the top out to fix the first screw.Too high and a slight tap with the foot lowers the door a touch.
  12. joesoap

    joesoap New Member

    Yeah yeah!but it has to be fitted first. The old penny all round,clearance to suit on bottom. Leading edge both stiles. A tip to the diy ers , slip matching hinge into hinge checks and pre drill then it's furniture time. Cheera !
  13. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    joe you are well ahead of any diyer with that much information

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