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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:22 pm 
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This is what my French door looks like when it is closed and locked. Gap at the bottom of the door with draught blowing in. Has the door been fitted incorrectly?

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Are the top and bottom turn locks on the other door secured?

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Mine closes tighter when you push up the handle to lock they pull in a bit more, do yours?


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Yes the top and bottom turn locks are secured on the other door.

Yeah pushing the handle up on this door does close it tighter but this doesn't fix this.

The image shows the door closed as tight as it goes. It stops where it stops and leaves the gap shown


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Should be a keep at the bottom and top where the door locks in these should be adjustable


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Are these the keeps?


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They are,these are adjustable but so are the doors,you can adjust the hinges to bring the door closer to the seals as well as adjusting the keeper.


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
They are,these are adjustable but so are the doors,you can adjust the hinges to bring the door closer to the seals as well as adjusting the keeper.


I've tried adjusting the hinges before with no luck. I think the keepers may need adjusting. However, if you look closely at the keeper at the bottom, it is not adjustable unlike the top one.

Should I replace the bottom keeper with an adjustable one?

Or perhaps swap the keepers around by moving the adjustable keeper to the bottom and the non-adjustable keeper to the top?


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The shoot bolt that locks into the keep may need adjusting when doors are locked can you push the inside and see if there is movement, it maybe that the bolt is not going down enough, there could be several reason all hard to describe/tell without seeing



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Thewindowguy wrote:
The shoot bolt that locks into the keep may need adjusting when doors are locked can you push the inside and see if there is movement, it maybe that the bolt is not going down enough, there could be several reason all hard to describe/tell without seeing


Go outside and push on the door whilst it is locked to see if there is movement?


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When I go outside, close the door fully and lift the handle upwards to engage the locking system. Then when I push against the door there is movement.


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:dunno: I'm no expert but in your first pic there seems to be a metal thingamybob stopping the door closing fully.

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can you take a pic of that area with the door open from the inside ?

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wine~o wrote:
:dunno: I'm no expert but in your first pic there seems to be a metal thingamybob stopping the door closing fully.

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can you take a pic of that area with the door open from the inside ?


Good spot wine-o. These screw on the top and bottom of the stop door and are easy to put on the wrong way round. This looks to be the case here. You have to take the door off to access this and move.


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steviejoiner74 wrote:

Good spot wine-o. These screw on the top and bottom of the stop door and are easy to put on the wrong way round. This looks to be the case here. You have to take the door off to access this and move.



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