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Can I use 7mm door spindle in a 8mm hole when fitting new knobs?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Edward1456, 15 Jul 2021.

  1. Edward1456

    Edward1456

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    Does it matter that the 7mm is a little bit loose in the hole? It's not so small that it turns/flips over within the hole.

    I'm just finding it impossible to find the correct width spindle for these doors. 8mm spindles were too tight. 7mm are a bit loose. The spindles that came with the handles fit perfectly width ways but they're too long (I have shoulder issues so can't saw them)

    Thank you
     
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    I would have thought that any play runs the risk of premature wear.
    That may not be important depending on how "premature" it is.

    The 8mm/7mm is the shaft measurement?
    and the Length means handle/door/handle?

    isn't there a neighbour who could help with cutting?
    It's about 1 min per shaft with a hacksaw or mark the length with tape and take a nice cold six pack to a local garage -
     
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    just pumps

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    The freeplay in the handle by using the smaller shaft would get on my nerves very quicky.
     
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    Pack it out with a cut up coke can.

    Andy
     
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    10 seconds with Angle grinder
     
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    Other cans are available!
    :ROFLMAO:
     
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