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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:12 pm 
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My kitchen door does not seal correctly.

I had some adjustment a few weeks ago because of a draught coming in at the bottom due to it was not closing up to the seal properly. About a week later I realised it was now letting in a draught at the top right hand corner looking at the door in the closed position from inside. I contacted the gut who did the original adjustment (he installs windows/door etc.) and he said he would come back but so far despite a couple of phone calls no show.

The door has two cams where the lock latch is fitted at the top which have circular arrows on them. I have checked the door and I can insert a small piece of cardboard from an old medicine packet in between the door and the rubber seal even with the handle in the locked position.

Would appreciate advice on which was to adjust the cams (clockwise or anti-clockwise) to try and improve the seal or any other adjustment I need to make.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Could you post a few pictures of your hinges and of the cams etc and it’ll be easier to advise you on how to adjust the door. It’s a fairly simple job with an Allen key.

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Thanks for reply, hopefully image should be viewable OK.

There are 3 plates in total. When the door was adjusted before the fitter had to physically bend the striker bar in order to close the door upto the rubber seal as he couldn't get it to seal properly using the cams.

I did take a picture of the hinges this morning in case it might be useful but Google Photos hasn't synced with my mobile yet.

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Hi, just wondered if anyone could give me some update help as need to try and adjust.


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old wrinkly wrote:
Hi, just wondered if anyone could give me some update help as need to try and adjust.


You didn't post pics of the hinges. The hinges are quite possibly where the issue is.

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i wonder iff the frame or door or both are in wynd[twisted not flat] :dunno:

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big-all wrote:
i wonder iff the frame or door or both are in wynd[twisted not flat] :dunno:

Which can be adjusted by the hinges depending on hinge type.

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Sorry for the delay in responding but others things have had priority.

Have included 3 image to show a) the lower plate on the door frame that was adjusted by bending in when the installer came recently (he couldn't get the door to close up properly]

b) an outside view of the hinge

c) the top plate.

Since last posting I have messed about with the cams on the top plate and this seems to have brought the door in but not sure I would say it is fully draught proof yet. It makes me wonder if that plate needs bending in as well but this seems drastic.

One suggestion originally made was that if there was still a draught then perhaps the rubber sealing gasket could be chnaged for something thicker. As things stand at the moment this would probably ahve to be a DIY job unless I can get someone else to come in.

All thoughts and suggestions welcomed.

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