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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm 
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Hi guys, I've just had a joiner install some door handles using the Jigtech system but I didn't like the end result because the handles and the catch were all loose and moving about.
I have asked him to replace the handles with ordinary ones but I am confused about how he is going to repair the big hole he has made to fit the Jigtech handles.
Is it possible to repair the holes enough that they will be strong enough to hold a new set of handles or do I need new doors?


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 Post subject: Re: Jigtech
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they shouldnt be moving about at all....

that partially is the point of the system (not that ive used one yet like)



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That's what I thought and tried to explain to him. I never even asked for these types of handles and fittings but he turned up with them and assured me they were the bees knees.
I am now in the position were he is bringing some ordinary fitted handles tomorrow and I worry that he wants to somehow bodge filling the holes he as made and put the new handles in their place and they fall off next week.


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Why are they loose? If it's an install problem then he should either fix or replace.


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Rorschach wrote:
Why are they loose?


Because he's either not a joiner or he hasn't yet understood his new toy, or maybe a bit of both.

Why do they have to keep on trying to re-invent the wheel?

A latch and a pair of handles is hardly a demanding challenge for even a half decent chippie!

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Thanks for all the replies guys.
I too am having serious doubts about his skills.

The problem I have is I think he wants to somehow fill the big holes he has made so he can attach the new handles in the same place.
Is this possible and will it be as good as putting the new handles in new doors?


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I know nothing about the Jigtech system (and feel disinclined to learn).

Are the handles currently fixed to one another by a thin bolt all the way through the door? If the bolts supplied will suit any thickness of door, it could be that they are a touch too long for an internal door and need shortening.

I had to rectify something similar a few years ago (somebody else's pricework), the spindle hole that had been made was huge, the handles had a small circular rose with which to fix to the door, to contact any part of the door, screws could only be inserted at an angle, I put a thin bead of Gripfill on the back of the rose and hoped for the best.

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Here are a couple of pics to give a better idea. If you need more please let me know.

The hole is 45mm in diameter.


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I was wondering if the doors are too thin for the Jigtech system?

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The doors are 35mm and the instructions that come with the Jigtech system say the fixings are set in the factory for 35mm doors but can be adjusted for thicker doors.


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Hmm, He must have waggled the hole saw and enlarged the holes to make the fit sloppy?

Sorry, I have not hands on experience of these.

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you use those speed fit latches with the jig tec i beleive... ive not had a bother when ive fitted them though ive not done it with jig tec


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Thanks for all your replies guys.

After a threat to walk off the job because I wouldn't let him bodge a fix he has agreed to replace the four doors that he fitted them on and replace the handles with ordinary ones.

I believe he is talking to howdens about what happens next.

All's well that ends well.


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Good luck getting it sorted and thanks for the update :thumbright:

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