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Double glazed door with old but hinges closes on its own

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by beermontypython, 31 Mar 2012.

  1. beermontypython

    beermontypython

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    This door along with windows was installed about 14 years ago, it has been wonderful and when its closed it's fine.
    Very recently when we want to leave it open, is slowly starts to close, its not a big drama just slightly irritating having to wedge it open.
    I have had my spirit level on it and everything seems perfectly in line.

    It has 4 Butt hinges with a grub screw top and bottom and a pin top and bottom with an allen key which I understand to be adjusters.
    I am assuming that adjusting the allen key position may resolve the problem but I have tried adjusting all of the pins which is a ball aching job it has made a slight difference but not enough.

    The question is do I adjust them in a sequence or do I adjust one, whichever is the answer there is a marker scratch on each hinge but I have no idea what positioin they are supposed to be in, slowly pulling all of my hair out and I don't have that much left....Thanks
     
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  3. ForestGrump

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    The pins are cams, so as you rotate them they move the door in/out and side to side by about 1.5mm either way.
    Sounds to me as though the hinge side is not perfectly plumb.
     
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