fitting 35mm thickness doors into 40mm depth frames


Postby boczkowski » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:21 pm

Hello Hello

first post here - hopefully the last ;)

anyway - we've just moved into a bungalow built in 1961 and we've replacing the godawful internal doors with 6 panel Regency doors.

The ones [b]she[/b] bought are 35mm thick and the old doors are 40mm thick.

So - what's the crack? She has fitted one as normal with the hinges on the edge of the internal recess as you would normally do, but this means that there is a recess on the hallway side where the door doesn't fit flush into the frame as it doesn't reach it.

The options I think we have are:-

1. site the hinges further into the recess by the appropriate amount and chisel a small recess for the hinge part of the hinge :roll: (the round but) so that the door can't be over-pulled into a gap from the hallway side.

2. buy thin pieces of wood of appropriate length/thickness - secure in place with No more Nails or similar and then sand flush with door frames - which will be repainted at a later date


So, whaddya think or have we made a terrible, terrible error here?
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Postby toptips » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:29 am

hiya,option 2 is the normal way to go but first check if you have a removeable slamming strip,if so take it off and refit it closer to the door,

let us know how you get on.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:43 pm

fit the door flush to the frame on the 'opening' side. remove the door stops on the 'closing' side and refit to suit. easiest and quickest (and neatest) option.
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Postby toptips » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:48 pm

not all frames have a removable stop,if the frame in question does not then chris your easiest and quickest (and neatest) option is not an option at all.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:00 pm

yes this is true - i worked on the assumption it was the type of set up that had removable stops which is the more common.
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