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Best way to adjust butt hinge uPCV door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by b0ng0, 17 Jan 2021.

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    My front door has ended up with a small gap at the bottom opposite the hinge side. It appears to be a butt-style hinge from Googling a bit. It looks like the bottom hinge has drifted out of alignment of the middle and top hinges creating this gap. I've mucked about but really have no idea what I'm doing and afraid I'll just make it worse.
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    I can see there is a compression screw at the top and two screws on the side which are incredibly tight(compared with the compression screw). Both have dots on the screws that were pointing towards the frame which I believe means neutral position. The compression screw looks to be in neutral position too.
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    What is the best way to get this hinge back into alignment (i.e. bring the hinge inwards, towards the door to straighten it up). I tried to move the compression screw which helped a little but its still out of alignment.

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    Turn them, they only turn 180° , usually you want to send the bottom of the door towards the lock side and the top over to the hinge, you can let it pivot on the centre hinge
     
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    Thanks, so when you say they only turn 180degrees you mean after 180 then they just start going back to their original position effect?

    Should I turn the compression screw or the ones in the side of the hinge or a combination? Should I be able to line it up with only the bottom hinge or is it necessary to adjust the top one as well?

    For the side screws should I go clockwise or anti clockwise to push the door away from the hinge? Sorry of that's a stupid question but there's no instructions with these damn things :
     
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    Sorry the ones on the side, these move the hinge pin side to side not in out. They turn 180 then stop, the dot signifies where they are in that 180 sweep
     
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    Nice thanks - assume the dots are the mid point on that 180 sweep so they can go 90 degrees either way?
     
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    No, probably pointing up is the 90° halfway point
     
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