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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:44 am 
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My garage door frame is bowed at the top so there is a gap of around 10mm between the brick wall and wooden frame. it's old garage door of around 2m height and the bowing starts from around half way of the frame and goes to the top. The old screws and plugs have come out and looks they are the wrong screws as they are short and even worse as a couple of them are screwed to the mortar between bricks.
The door frame is 3" X 3"
Is it possible to straighten the wooden frame using coach screw with socket head and heavy duty 5mm thick metal washers?? Basically force the bowed part of the wooden frame back to straight position. If so what coach screws size should I use? I was thinking of M8 * 110mm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:52 am 
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i'd use 150mm concrete screws -less hassle, have a look on screwfix, if you dont want to buy 100pk then have a look round, think you can get smaller packs.

if you dont fancy that then try frame fixings, google them at screwfix screw and plug principle

also available at other retail outlets !

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:27 pm 
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Thanks Dazzer for the reply.

Concrete screws from screw fix, Can you please send me the link. I assume they dont need plugs.

Also was thinking to avoid door frame wood split, to use another 3"X2" post and attach it the bowed frame. Then use 3 screws same time insert into them slowly into the wall until door frame straight, what do you think?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:42 pm 
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You need size 7.5 x 152 Try the following link, you get a free drive bit with a box & they are half the price of screwfix.
Try pulling up the bowed head with a couple of concrete screws first before resorting to the 3x2

https://www.efixings.com/home.php?cat=324

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 pm 
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cheers Davy, i just pulled screwfix out the air, good to know where other folks by stuff...


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Thanks Davy and Dazzer.

I will get some screws and try to do it.


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I'd do as said above but would try to take the bow out of the timber before fixing as conc screws don't always pull up. Use a bit of timber or an acro to prop off opposite side. Close the gap as much as poss then fix.


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A good point . . .

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:05 pm 
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oz0707 wrote:
Use a bit of timber or an acro to prop off opposite side. Close the gap as much as poss then fix.


Sorry but dont understand how this works.
The frame is bowed from the top, do you mean loosen the bottom part of the frame and put a timber between frame and wall and try to force it out so the top bowed part straightens? Can I do this with the door still attached?
What's an acro? Is it pry bar?

One more thing, the top 2/3 of the frame has been replaced and there is 45 degree cut where the 2 parts merges.


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Hi again:
I tried to straighten the bowed frame yesterday but no luck. I put one 8mm masonry bolt but that part of frame is mid way and is fine. Then tried 10mm masonry bolt which went wrong and cracked the brick and stopped. I am thinking of 3 options:
1. Secure frame as it is with 6mm or 8mm bolts so it won't get worse, repair rotten wood with epoxy and refit hinge, put extra hinge half way so frame will share door weight.
2. Try to straighten frame using 6mm or 8mm bolts, basically forcing it. Will it work!
3. Top 2/3 of the frame is been replaced before, don't know when, I bought the house 15 years ago. So replace again and will last for another 15 years plus.
OR any suggestions?

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Can I use acrow prop, place it between the 2 frames of the garage door to straighten the door frame?!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:33 pm 
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I did't do anything to straighten the frame but I put 8mm self tapping masonry screws to strengthen the frmae and plus won't get worse. Then I put new garage door hinges about 1 foot below old one and all fine. I put two hinges on both sides so looks the same.


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