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Best shims for (fire) door hinges ? (ed.)

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Gary111, 30 Mar 2021.

  1. Gary111

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    Hi, I wondered if anyone has suggestions for shims for 100mm door hinges please ?
    It's for a fire door

    Either home made or bought ?
    I've seen some plastic ones on screwfix for 7.99
    Thanks
     
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  3. JohnD

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    You say it's a fire door.

    Plastic fittings would melt in a fire.

    you'll be fitting intumescent pads under the hinges, which bring them out a bit.

    Usually 1mm or 0.5mm
    https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/search?query=intumescent pads

    I don't know if you're allowed to double up

    And fire hinges are quite thick, especially lift-offs which I prefer.


    Why do you need to shim out? Is it a rickety old lining (frame)? Change it.

    You'll also be needing intumescent and possibly smoke strips on the frame or door edge whch also take up slack.
     
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    You can double up if needs be, providing you use intumescent hinge pads
     
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