Upvc door stuck closed

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  1. Olivias Grumpy

    Olivias Grumpy

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    Hi
    I have an upvc door on an outbuilding.
    The door opens outwards.
    I can lock and unlock ok
    When trying to pull the door open it flexes in the top but refuses to open in the bottom.
    I guess the mechanism has become disconnected somewhere in the bottom half.
    There are 3 hinges on the door
    Each hinge is in 2 halves
    Bottom half is attached to the frame.
    I can raise the door slightly and can see that the hinge pin is secured in the bottom half.
    Question. Can the the hinge pins be punched up and removed or are they threaded in?

    Or any advice on how to remove the door would be helpful.
    Cheers
     

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  2. just pumps

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    It isnt related to the warm weather is it
     
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  4. Olivias Grumpy

    Olivias Grumpy

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    No it isn’t
    Thanks for replying
     
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    Pretty sure you can't punch those hinges., best bet is to deglaze it , then unlock and uncatch it as much as possible , and wedge it in that position . Then using various tools ( usually stiff paint scrappers , L shaped bits of metal ) , you'll need to locate the cam/peg/hook that is stuck and try and work it free. Sometimes you can wedge the door open enough to actually get the top to clear the frame a little on the lock side and allow the door to be manipulated. The only big drawback is that you will likely dent/scuff/damage both the frame and sash , unless you protect the points you are using force against with some flatish metal ( i usually use another paint scraper or wide chisel resting between the pvc and whatever tool you are using to try and prise
     
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    Thanks for reply

    As it’s in a shed, I can’t get inside to remove glass. No other door and no window.
    I can’t get a blade into the gap as door opens out, therefore the gap is covered by the door itself.

    I’m trying to source similar hinges so I can cut them off with a disc cutter
     
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