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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Hi all,
Can anyone advise on how to adjust the hinges on a PVC French door set?
They look like they have 2 machine screws for adjustment, one that lifts/lowers the door and another that moves the doors together (or further apart).
I’d expected a 3rd screw that moved the hinge into or out from the frame but it doesn’t seem to be there.
The hinge sides are tighter on the frame than the lock side (even when fully shut) and the lock side is tighter at the bottom of the frame than at the top.
I suspect the frame is out (or even the doors), but wanted to see how much adjustment I could get on the hinges first.
Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures, but can get some when I’m next there if it would help?
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Hi Red1,

I'm no expert on these, but while you are waiting for someone with greater knowledge to reply ...... when I was adjusting my doors, I found there were the allen/hex key type adjustments for up/down and to pull the doors together or seperate them as you have found.
What you probably also have are some cam-type adjustments (again hex-style fittings) on the top edge of the door that are used to pull the door harder into the frame as the handle is pulled up (not a great description, but it you have a look on the top of the door, you will hopefully see what I mean?)

This is how I realigned my doors, but even after doing this it was still not quite right and in the end the window company had to come back in and take more extreme measures, including taking out the glass and repacking it in slightly differently.

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Red1,

My doors have an allen key adjuster on the part of the hinge fixed to the door, it is in a recess.


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Thanks guys, much appreciated :thumbright:

Hoovie, your doors seem to be identical to these ones, but I would never have thought to look on top of the door!
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Sounds like you're sorted :thumbright: Glad my dodgy description ended up making sense to you :lol:

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