1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Cupboard Door Alignment Help Needed?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Foresty Forest, 21 Dec 2020.

  1. Foresty Forest

    Foresty Forest

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2020
    Messages:
    146
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm struggling to adjust these hinges correctly. I started off with a slight alignment problem and just made it much worse. Now I can't get the door anywhere near aligned? I guess I need to go back to square one, but what is that?

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. foxhole

    foxhole

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2006
    Messages:
    17,802
    Thanks Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Kent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No image?
     
  4. lostinthelight

    lostinthelight

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2016
    Messages:
    3,084
    Thanks Received:
    593
    Location:
    monmouthshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Have you got the anular groves on both T2 and B2 fully engaged in their slots on the end of the hinge plates
    7D2EACB2-6419-46B3-A571-392E72FB544B.jpeg
     
  5. Foresty Forest

    Foresty Forest

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2020
    Messages:
    146
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I've tried adjusting the screws in all directions, including moving the 'back plates' in case they'd dropped.

    To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what you mean?
     
  6. lostinthelight

    lostinthelight

    Joined:
    11 Feb 2016
    Messages:
    3,084
    Thanks Received:
    593
    Location:
    monmouthshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    On the other end of t2andb2 is there a grove around them, if so it engages in the end of the back plate. is this the type you have
    917C9FD6-4826-4C70-8ED0-31905DA6DB89.jpeg
    If you do have that type,For the amount of thread visible on T2 and B2 the opening side of the door should be well inside the side panel which makes me think they may not be engaged
     
    Last edited: 21 Dec 2020
  7. Foresty Forest

    Foresty Forest

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2020
    Messages:
    146
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for your help. I've managed to do it now - I think I was just turning the screws too far at a time - a bit more sensitive than I realised.
     
  8. conny

    conny

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2008
    Messages:
    13,950
    Thanks Received:
    783
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Assuming the hinge is attached to the back plate correctly I would suggest turning the inner screw on the top hinge, (the one nearest the edge of the cupboard), half a turn anti-clockwise and the corresponding screw on the bottom hinge half a turn clockwise. If this appears to be pulling it back into line then continue turning them in small increments until the door lines up.
    You may need to slacken the innermost screw slightly before making these adjustments and then tighten them after each adjustment. This will lock the adjusting screws preventing them from moving when you close the door.
     
  9. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  10. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page