arrgggh cant shut me front door

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Found 2nd Jun 2009
its obviously swollen with the heat and now cant close it
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and your right, what the fluff do i expect you to do about, absolutely nothing, but thought ide have a moan anyway
getting cooler tomorrow so you will be able to close it then.
rub it with some dry ice
greg_68;5378019

getting cooler tomorrow so you will be able to close it then.



well i hope it gets cooler before then as cant leave it open all night
Trying using a small plane (woodworking kind) or some sandpaper (obviously this will take a bit longer though).........or get Owlass to pop round with his tools :w00t:
try licking it
'its obviously swollen with the heat'

That's what she said
Thats unfortunate o_O

on the plus side it must mean that just outside your front door is the perfect sunbathing spot!
gari189;5378046

Trying using a small plane (woodworking kind) or some sandpaper … Trying using a small plane (woodworking kind) or some sandpaper (obviously this will take a bit longer though).........



not a good idea, dont think pvs doors where meant to be planed - lol
this happens?? really!! first time ive heard of this.... my door is useless anyways the lock is sooo loose...!
gari189;5378046

Trying using a small plane (woodworking kind)



'wood' this one do ? :-D

http://www.buysellcommunity.com/uploads/021108/ww1/kvelmkstzpnf.jpg
sassie;5378011

and your right, what the fluff do i expect you to do about, absolutely … and your right, what the fluff do i expect you to do about, absolutely nothing, but thought ide have a moan anyway



Tell the salesman to get his foot out of it..:-D
It won't be swollen if it's UPVC. It's probably dropped a little, try lifting the whole door at the handle as you shut it.
loosen all the screws and give it a wiggle upwards then tighten :thumbsup:
greg_68;5378083

It won't be swollen if it's UPVC. It's probably dropped a little, try … It won't be swollen if it's UPVC. It's probably dropped a little, try lifting the whole door at the handle as you shut it.



tried that, its been getting tight for a while, opened it earlier and now cant shut it to, also had this 2 years ago when it was really hot
lumoruk;5378094

loosen all the screws and give it a wiggle :thumbsup:



you can adjust the screws, last time i tried it i made the entire thing worse
That keeps happening to ours Sassie (were getting a new one fitted in a couple of weeks, cause it's driving me nuts). Have you tried spraying inbetween the frame and the door edge with WD40? We found that usually does the trick or at least makes the opening and closing alot easier :thumbsup: Good luck.
sassie;5378104

you can adjust the screws, last time i tried it i made the entire thing … you can adjust the screws, last time i tried it i made the entire thing worse



Theres ya cause! Sassie strikes again! :lol:
Our UPVC door does exactly the same sometimes. Leave it open for a while and it will cool down. We get the sun at the front of our house most of the afternoon, so the door swells.
how jammy am i, just been into back to shed for an alan key (or whatever there called) and next doors got bloke in replacing internal doors, hes sorted it for me :-)
sassie;5378180

how jammy am i, just been into back to shed for an alan key (or whatever … how jammy am i, just been into back to shed for an alan key (or whatever there called) and next doors got bloke in replacing internal doors, hes sorted it for me :-)



Can I have a video?
sassie;5378180

how jammy am i, just been into back to shed for an alan key (or whatever … how jammy am i, just been into back to shed for an alan key (or whatever there called) and next doors got bloke in replacing internal doors, hes sorted it for me :-)



Did you see what he did? Might do the same if you have info.
lumoruk;5378186

Can I have a video?



of what?
Predikuesi;5378196

Did you see what he did? Might do the same if you have info.



he just used an alan key and adjusted one of the hinges, which prob means its gonna leak when raining now, as thats hy it was tightened up so much, canna win - lol
sassie;5378197

of what?



:whistling:
greg_68;5378083

It won't be swollen if it's UPVC.


no but any of the metal fittings can expand and cause alignment problems.
Upvc doors swell more than wooden ones.
Next time it happens hose it down with cold water (as long as there is no hosepipe ban ! !)
sassie;5378200

he just used an alan key and adjusted one of the hinges



Thanks. Will give that a go. If I mess it up, I can blame you
fern;5378213

Upvc doors swell more than wooden ones. Next time it happens hose it down … Upvc doors swell more than wooden ones. Next time it happens hose it down with cold water (as long as there is no hosepipe ban ! !)



as the door wont close, not the wisest idea, will soak the hall carpet - lol
harlzter;5378203

no but any of the metal fittings can expand and cause alignment problems.



Yep, and ours is reinforced with wood.
Predikuesi;5378219

Thanks. Will give that a go. If I mess it up, I can blame you



do a little at a time, cause last time i did it myself i really did make matters worse :oops:
sassie;5378224

do a little at a time, cause last time i did it myself i really did make … do a little at a time, cause last time i did it myself i really did make matters worse :oops:



Will do. We're are away during August and so am a little concerned about our friends not being able to close the door when they check on the house. Will probably tell them to check in the morning or late evening to be on safe side.
Predikuesi;5378248

Will do. We're are away during August and so am a little concerned about … Will do. We're are away during August and so am a little concerned about our friends not being able to close the door when they check on the house. Will probably tell them to check in the morning or late evening to be on safe side.



cant they use the back one, dont usually use my front one, but daughter came home and was kncoking on front door as didnt hear her round back, all her fault - lol
Predikuesi;5378196

Did you see what he did? Might do the same if you have info.



+1

Mine's the same in the summer. Front is facing South and catches the sun full force all afternoon.
I love your threads sassie.....one big disaster after another, then by the time I get to the end of reading it, its all sorted out........love it, you make me smile xx
mine has three brackets, without taking off the bracket covers on the hinge theres a hole underneath, these are two move door up and down, to adjust it any other way you need to remove the brackets i think
sassie;5378328

mine has three brackets, without taking off the bracket covers on the … mine has three brackets, without taking off the bracket covers on the hinge theres a hole underneath, these are two move door up and down, to adjust it any other way you need to remove the brackets i think



Are you sure that there isn't something caught in the door? Maybe it's locked?

Are you sure it's not a window?
bitseylango;5378313

I love your threads sassie.....one big disaster after another, then by … I love your threads sassie.....one big disaster after another, then by the time I get to the end of reading it, its all sorted out........love it, you make me smile xx




thats about the sum of it hun, but i have two great kids that make up for them all :thumbsup:
ha at least your in the house, i nipped out for five mins yesterday and i have to say its the first time in years i havnt brought my mobile and my door wouldnt open was sat out there like an idiot for over an hour on a kids deckchair lol
FilthAndFurry;5378345

Are you sure that there isn't something caught in the door? Maybe it's … Are you sure that there isn't something caught in the door? Maybe it's locked?Are you sure it's not a window?



-1 for the troll.
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