Help! Need to adjust UPVC front door

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Brownie, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Brownie

    Brownie Guest

    Help! :)

    Stupidly tried to adjust my PVC-U front door and now can't shut it and lock
    it. A contingency plan is in place for overnight, but I was just try to
    adjust it as it seemed to be catching in the hot weather and I guessed it
    expanded slightly. Now, stupidly I have played with all the settings and
    can't get it to shut with out removing one of the frame lock plates.

    How do the hinge side allen keys work? I have three hinges - presumably the
    botton allen key holes move it up and down. There are then three allen key
    holes facing each hinge - presumably lateral movement? Which way turns to
    do what?

    I can get the door shut in the frame but the mechanism won't lock. Is there
    a buikders way of systematically adjusting it all to get it to a proper fit
    again. At the moment it seems to be out in up and down movement and too far
    over to the frame at the top.

    (Look, I've said I was stupid at least twice!)
     
    Brownie, Aug 24, 2003
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  2. >Stupidly tried to adjust my PVC-U front door and now can't shut it and lock
    >it. A contingency plan is in place for overnight, but I was just try to
    >adjust it as it seemed to be catching in the hot weather and I guessed it
    >expanded slightly. Now, stupidly I have played with all the settings and
    >can't get it to shut with out removing one of the frame lock plates.
    >
    >How do the hinge side allen keys work? I have three hinges - presumably the
    >botton allen key holes move it up and down. There are then three allen key
    >holes facing each hinge - presumably lateral movement? Which way turns to
    >do what?
    >
    >I can get the door shut in the frame but the mechanism won't lock. Is there
    >a buikders way of systematically adjusting it all to get it to a proper fit
    >again. At the moment it seems to be out in up and down movement and too far
    >over to the frame at the top.


    Look here
    http://www.thewindowman.co.uk/toe_heel.htm
     
    Laurence Payne, Sep 12, 2003
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