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What is this hinge called?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by toomanyallenkeys, 21 May 2020.

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    toomanyallenkeys

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    Hello

    I was hoping that someone could tell me the name of the hinge in the image below. I have googled, but haven't been able to find an answer.

    I need to adjust it because the door is scraping the floor, but I am not familiar with these hinges and can't look it up without a name.

    I would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.

    Many thanks 20200521_195537.jpg

    https://imgur.com/a/3kJ6f23?desktop=1
     
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    If you can lift off the doors, they could be lift off hinges.
     
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    Thank you, I think you've got it. :D

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I adjust these? Just lift off the door and tighten the screw?

    I'm not sure why these were used, doesn't seem necessary really.

    Thanks again
     
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    I don't think I've seen that particular design before, it may be continental. I thought at first they were pin hinges.

    Stand back and take a photo of the entire door please so we can see how it is made. It may be sagging.p

    Does it rub the floor all along, or just at the lock side?

    With a lift off hinge, you can make a temporary bodge by lifting it off and slipping a few washers over the pin before you put it back.

    Look at the top edge of the door, and photograph any markings or labels.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. It is only rubbing along the lock side and is definitely sagging.

    The hinges are smooth, and there are no visible screws.

    As you can see in the pic, it is in a cabin. As the walls have settled, the doors have moved with them. The washers might work or something similar
     

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    Tha is for your reply. It is in a cabin alright and all the internal doors are having the same problem. The wood of the cabin has moved and settled a bit since it was built and the doors have too.

    Unfortunately, my hinges can't be adjusted like the ones in your links, but I appreciate you taking the time to post them
     
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    looking at the photo of your door, I can't see the top edge and bottom edge to see if they have gone trapezoid. Ths often happens with some kinds of door due to gravity.

    my garden gate has done that, despite my attempts with braces, glued tenons and additional screws. I have now decided to hang it upside down for a bit and see if it reshapes the other way. If so, I'll add an extra metal brace from corner to corner before re-hanging it.

    have a look and see if you can spot it.

    Out of square (exaggerated)
    in your case the uprights will be vertical but the head and foot may have sagged down on the side away from the hinge.

    [​IMG]
     
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    As JohnD says, the door frame has moved out of square. In log cabins they are "floating" door frames, by that I mean that if they are fixed they just have a couple of screws through the architrave into the walls, rather than through the door liner into the walls. You might be able to push the top right of the frame in the photo to the left hand wall to square it up (assuming that you can find where any fixings are). The hinges themselves do need to be adjustable given that the frame can be adjusted.
     
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