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upvc window hinge sizing

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by vernerbongo2, 4 Jan 2014.

  1. vernerbongo2

    vernerbongo2

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    hi guys,

    I understand the measring part of replacement hinges, I just have one question.

    do replacement hinges all have a standard hole placement? ie unscrew old hinge and refit new hinge on exact same holes.

    thanks
     
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    No, Very rarely will the holes line up so you will need to make new holes.

    Make sure you get the stack height right on the new hinges (normally 13 or 17mm).

    While you have the sash out you can offer up the new hinges and mark/pilot drill the new holes in the frame.
    Its a bit trickier with the sash, You need approx the same over hang of the hinge. Place the new hinge along side the old one on the sash and make a mark as a guide to fit the hinge.

    I normally just screw the 2 elongated holes first and hang the sash and try it. Then take it off, Adjust as needed and add the extra screws.
     
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    Thanks that's exactly what I thought & didn't want to hear!

    I'm always worried about the new holes being close to the original holes, might just give someone a call to do it :rolleyes:
     
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