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Post by jaeger » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:03 am

Found this at a car boot, seller said it was something to do with door hanging, looks like that's in the right area, Anyone know?
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Post by jaeger » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 am

Seem to have found it, but no idea how to use it

https://www.drywall-emporium.com/multi ... 85-p.asp
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Post by Dave54 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 am

Turn it over, put the short end under the door, step on the long end. . .
I've got something similar I made out of wood years ago.
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Post by Bob225 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:17 pm

3 and 4" are common hinge sizes, it can be used as wedge or lifting device (a old chisel on top of a hammer does the same job)

I will have a looksee on YT

here you go, same principle (not slipped once with a hammer and chisel method :scratch: )

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Post by Rorschach » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:35 pm

I use a bit of dowel on my flat bar, free and doesn't take up much room in the tool bag.
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Post by Dave54 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Rorschach wrote:
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I use a bit of dowel on my flat bar, free and doesn't take up much room in the tool bag.
Last time I hung a door I did the same. Only IIRC I used the flat bar with a screwdriver handle.
I've got a proper tool I made, I didn't say I knew where it was! :oops:
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Post by ayjay » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Don't know how I ever managed without one. :mrgreen:

A wedge or a flat bar, (or usually both) for me.

Not so much for hanging doors, but if you're doing a lot of doors and have to fit the architraves as well, I made up a little jig for marking them out. Two overlapping triangles of ply, overlap one by 8mm and just run it round the liner and make a few pencil marks to work to later - BEFORE YOU HANG THE DOOR. :roll:

I did consider putting a metal edge at the tips of the triangle to clean the plaster snots off of the door liner as you run it round, but never actually bothered.
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Post by fin » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:32 pm

when am hangin doors i use a windbag now rather than a door lifter.
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Post by Rorschach » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 pm

fin wrote:
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when am hangin doors i use a windbag now rather than a door lifter.
I've got a few of those, going to try them next time I fit a door, not something I do very much which is good cos I am not great at it! lol.

The airbags are really handy though, I use them to lift up things like washing machines to get wheels under them.
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Post by Dave54 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:15 pm

Yes, I've got a couple of those little airbags. Handy for all sorts. Nice thing about them is you can get the position of whatever you're doing spot on.
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Post by Argyll » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:49 am

I had a windbag but I got rid of her years ago......boom boom
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Post by tombarry » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:40 pm

I had one once but never used it
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