UPVC patio door hinge adjustment

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by IJH, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. IJH

    IJH Guest

    Hi,

    i have a set of regular opening upvc patio doors atthe rear of my house
    and it appears that the hinges need some adjustment.

    Looking from the inside you can see the door isn't hanging level and
    there is a pronounced gap around the top adge where you can see daylight
    at the right angle.

    Looking at the hinges from the outside they appear to have a 4mm hex key
    adjusting screw of some sort, i've tried winding it in somewhat with a
    little sucess.

    Is there any method to this adjustment? and is there any further
    adjusting i can do with them?


    Tia.


    Ian.
     
    IJH, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. IJH

    Guest

    On 28 Feb, 17:55, IJH <> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > i have a set of regular opening upvc patio doors atthe rear of my house
    > and it appears that the hinges need some adjustment.
    >
    > Looking from the inside you can see the door isn't hanging level and
    > there is a pronounced gap around the top adge where you can see daylight
    > at the right angle.
    >
    > Looking at the hinges from the outside they appear to have a 4mm hex key
    > adjusting screw of some sort, i've tried winding it in somewhat with a
    > little sucess.
    >
    > Is there any method to this adjustment? and is there any further
    > adjusting i can do with them?
    >
    > Tia.
    >
    > Ian.


    If theyre like the last ones I did, the hinge covers pop off revealing
    all the adjustments inside.


    NT
     
    , Feb 28, 2007
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  3. IJH

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    IJH <> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > i have a set of regular opening upvc patio doors atthe rear of my
    > house and it appears that the hinges need some adjustment.
    >
    > Looking from the inside you can see the door isn't hanging level and
    > there is a pronounced gap around the top adge where you can see
    > daylight at the right angle.
    >
    > Looking at the hinges from the outside they appear to have a 4mm hex
    > key adjusting screw of some sort, i've tried winding it in somewhat
    > with a little sucess.
    >
    > Is there any method to this adjustment? and is there any further
    > adjusting i can do with them?
    >
    >
    > Tia.
    >
    >
    > Ian.


    I've got a door which has 2 adjusters on each hinge - requiring different
    sized Allen keys, just for good measure.

    One (at the top) appears to rotate the hinge pin in an eccentric fashion -
    so turning it moves the door both parallel to and perpendicular to the door
    opening. The other one (at the side) just moves the door towards or away
    from the frame (parallel to the opening).

    I found that I needed to set the top adjuster first, to move the door in and
    out to the correct position relative to the frame flange - without worrying
    about what it did in the other plane. And *then* use the other adjuster to
    get an even vertical gap between door and frame.

    Hope this makes some sort of sense, if your door is like mine - it's easier
    to do than to explain!
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger Mills, Feb 28, 2007
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  4. IJH

    jack Guest

    On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:55:50 +0000, IJH
    <> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >i have a set of regular opening upvc patio doors atthe rear of my house
    >and it appears that the hinges need some adjustment.
    >
    >Looking from the inside you can see the door isn't hanging level and
    >there is a pronounced gap around the top adge where you can see daylight
    >at the right angle.
    >
    >Looking at the hinges from the outside they appear to have a 4mm hex key
    > adjusting screw of some sort, i've tried winding it in somewhat with a
    >little sucess.
    >
    >Is there any method to this adjustment? and is there any further
    >adjusting i can do with them?
    >
    >
    >Tia.
    >
    >
    >Ian.

    check to see if the jambs are plumb and the head is level

    if the door is not square it wont fit properly in a square opening
    obviously

    if the door is out of square you may have to adjust the shims around
    the glass

    jake
     
    jack, Feb 28, 2007
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  5. IJH

    DIY Guest

    "IJH" wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > i have a set of regular opening upvc patio doors atthe rear of my house
    > and it appears that the hinges need some adjustment.
    >
    > Looking from the inside you can see the door isn't hanging level and there
    > is a pronounced gap around the top adge where you can see daylight at the
    > right angle.
    >
    > Looking at the hinges from the outside they appear to have a 4mm hex key
    > adjusting screw of some sort, i've tried winding it in somewhat with a
    > little sucess.
    >
    > Is there any method to this adjustment? and is there any further adjusting
    > i can do with them?


    If it's not the hinges it might be that the frame is out of alignment and in
    need of toeing and heeling. See
    http://www.doubleglazing.com/diy_toeing_heeling.htm
     
    DIY, Feb 28, 2007
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