Internal door hinge, latch, handle, hanging etc.

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Adamfya, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Adamfya

    Adamfya Active Member

    Hi all, looking to change all internal doors, 11 in total, minus the built-in wardrobe.
    Not decided on white or oak as yet!
    Picked myself up a couple of new 2nd hand el-cheapo moulded doors just to have a practice with really, and to get a feel for the look...

    All manner of locks, latches, handles....
    Hinges... ball bearing?? What grade...?.

    Any tips or tricks to get me started.
    Was going to buy a new set of chiesels to start....
  2. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Any cutting out of hinges screw on. Run Stanley knife around. Remove. Cheap router and cut out flat. Chisel the corners.
    Use track saw to cut doors.
    Plainer hand and electric is handy.
    Loads of how to on youtube.

    Hinges and handles...Well loads of them..

    76mm latches gives a central door handle vs the 64mm more standard one which is a puzzle why they are more common.. I prefer the 76mm.

    Latches can be bought cheaply but if you look online you will find better quality one but cost is higher. Double sprung latches for example.
  3. Adamfya

    Adamfya Active Member

    Central door handle?? Umh...time to buy a router is it....?
    Have a power planer
  4. BillyBobToo

    BillyBobToo Active Member

  5. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

  6. Adamfya

    Adamfya Active Member

    Picked up some smithe and locke from sf earlier, cant say i was that impressed with them. Seemed to have a lot of play with no weight on them...
    Is this normal? Are they generally alomst slack?? Or are they litter??
  7. Adamfya

    Adamfya Active Member

  8. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Try eclipse hinges grade 7. They are good for money
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  9. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    Try ts for a hinge and latch pack grade7 hinges
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