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UPVC door stuck and it's my fault - any ideas?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by VDubDan, 18 Jun 2020.

  1. VDubDan

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    So I have royally messed up. Our UPVC patio door mechanism started getting stuck yesterday. And I mean it was taking all my strength to unlock and lock it even when open so defo the gearbox.

    Anyway, skip to the end - I'd taken off the lock mechanism and everything to try and source one. Local firm is getting me one tomorrow, happy days, but they mentioned the locks I have (Maco) only really break if the door is out of adjustment and indeed it has been sticking a bit.

    So, without really thinking I decided to have a quick look to see if I could figure out what was sticking with the mechanism off. I forgot about the bottom pin and as I've pushed the door too it must have dropped down into the bottom seat.

    So....now I've got a patio door (it's the lead door, btw so can't open the other either) which has no lock or mechanism but is "locked" at the bottom.

    How the hell do i get out of this mess....?
     
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    By absolute sheer coincidence I had a text from the people coming to fit some windows into my extension to say they're coming tomorrow - so I've left it alone. I've got a bad feeling, but if they can't fix it non destructively then I stood no chance
     
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    Rescued by the window man! Dunno what he did as I never stand over trades, but I know he took the glass out after a while.
     
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