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Help - Sticking UPVC Door

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31 Jan 12 #309517 by Onmyway
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Can any one advise please?

Door sticking at the bottom. I have an allen key that fits and know where that goes, but which hinges (top middle or bottom - hinges on the right of the door) and what way do I turn the key?

Thanks in anticipation!

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31 Jan 12 #309525 by ditchedagain11
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Hi,

Bit of experimenting here Carly, but usually you turn these clockwise and its the top one you need to turn...little bit at a time and re-try door ok

DA

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31 Jan 12 #309538 by sun flower
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Not really to do with your door - but my helpful little tip for screws (maybe - especially if you are three!) is

Righty - tighty
Lefty - Loosey!

Come to me for any other pearls of wisdom!!!
(I''m in a fliipant mood now - and just wonder if this applies to the drinking habits and morals of certain political parties - I know it''s random.)

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31 Jan 12 #309541 by Young again
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Hi Carly,

Are you sure the door is sticking because the hinge screws have loosened?

UPVC doors are known to have a three-point lock and your lower vertical bar may not be withdrawing fully as you turn the handle. This can happen due to slippage through wear or just pure slippage.

Open the door, make sure no one is likely to use it and pop your head down on the floor to look at the underside and see if there is something protruding down that is catching.

There are loads of other reasons for doors sticking as well, but the above is quite common.

Good luck!

YA

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31 Jan 12 #309589 by stukadivebomber
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Carly,

Was it "sticking" before the temperature went sub-zero?

If not, you''ll be able to get out when the clocks change!

Might just have contracted a bit in the cold snap:dry: .

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31 Jan 12 #309595 by dukey
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To be honest I wouldn''t mess with it, you could do more harm than good, most require Allen keys anyway, check out what YA said, and look for where it''s catching, if you look at the bottom frame you should see a small alloy block, it will be grey, close the door slowly and see where it''s catching, if it''s the block the door needs adjusting.

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01 Feb 12 #309792 by Onmyway
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Thanks All

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