Finally got a pair of pine doors from Everyone's Favourite Shed
(*cough*) that didn't warp after being stored and painted flat on a
flat floor in flatland and got 'em hung yesterday. Problem is, while
they both match heightwise (I was v.chuffed at that :) the left hand
one can be seen to be straining its lower 2 hinges during the last
inch or so of closing, so obviously they're ever-so-slightly out of
How can I make such a small adjustment of the hinges without having to
drill/dowel the holes and start again?
What do you mean? The hinges or the doors? How is the hinge straining?
To make a small adjustment on a hinge, you remove the screws in the leaf
that is set into the door frame -to see which, if any will send it home.
Choose one that will give you the most room. Replace it without screwing
it fully home. Then put the others in at an angle that will take the
hinge with them when tightened.
(I should have been a rocket scientist.)
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 04:23:10 +0000 (UTC), "Michael McNeil"
I didn't use butt hinges though, rather the ones that fold in on
themselves....can't remember the name but they're surface mounted. If
you push the door until it's shut you can see the bottom 2 hinges
moving with the door a tiny bit.....it's difficult to explain.
Basically you shouldn't see lateral movement on the hinge, so it's
acting like it's fully closed and I'm trying to make it move further
so it's pulling away from the frame. Does that make sense?
I had this problem so I cut the door up and burnt it in the garden.
;-) Problem solved.
It's a walk in cupboard now.
I fiddled with the hinges for ages but couldn't figure out what was
causing them to close as you describe when the door was going back
where it had already been hung.
Put my door hanging off until much later...
This is what I did the other day. Worked a treat. This is the fourth
I've hung and it went well, well apart from the packing. The first I
did, I recessed the hinges *perfectly*, I mean like a dream, looked
like they'd just sunk smoothly into the door. Went to fit it -
On 28 Jan 2004 08:04:21 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (David)
hehehe, the first one I did of the 4 was like that :) Normally it
wouldn't have been a problem but the 'rear' of the door has a nasty
blemish on one of the panels. That's what we get from buying cheap-ass
doors I suppose.
Revisiting it today to finish off I spent a while with bits of
cardboard and very thin perspex type stuff and decided the hinge
actually needs to be butted into the frame by about 1mm, so I'm
putting up with the very small movement involved instead. It might
fail in a few years time, but by then I'll be more skilled :)
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