Upvc door hinge removal

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by cjb1971, 14 Oct 2015.

  1. cjb1971

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    My upvc door has got stuck in the closed position , handle comes down but the locking cams will not move, suspect faulty lock barrel which I intend to drill out.
    If this fails what I can see as another option is to remove door hinges.
    As shown in pic there seem to be covers over where they are attached to the door and they seem pretty rigid, door was originally purchased from wickes.
    Before I result to brute force anybody know how these covers come off??
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    Not much help I'm afraid usually you need to open the door and undo a screw on the back of the flag hinge.
    Then it slides to one side and comes off, rather like removing an old style night latch lock from the inside of a door.

    Do a bit of research on line about snapping euro locks that might be your quickest solution.
     
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    Sounds like the gearbox is knackered, Breaking the cylinder is unlikely to help and as mentioned you cant open the hinge covers without opening the door.
    Some tips in this thread.
    http://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/opening-a-door-thats-locked-shut.443049/

    Basically there is always a chance of damaging the door even for a pro, I would recommend getting someone in who is insured for this.
    It may even be worth checking your home insurance to see if the door is covered.
     
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