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Door won't open because of skirting board

Postby Housediy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:58 pm

We have put a new skirting board on. We can't now open or close the door as it will hit the skirting. The door is off the hinges at the moment. Are you able to advise how we can get around this?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi housediy
There is little option but to decrease the size of the doorway by fitting fillets to the rebate and door stop on the offending side.
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Postby Housediy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:47 am

Hi stoney boy,
Thankyou.
In simpler terms can you tell me what you mean by "fillets to the rebate"?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:10 pm

Hi housediy
You need to reduce the size of the opening by fitting pieces of wood to the rebate and the door stop they'll probably need to be something like 35x15mm strips (fillets). You will then have to reduce the width of the door to match.
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Postby Housediy » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:35 am

Thanks
What is meant by rebate and door stop? I'm new to this as you might tell.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi housediy
The bit where the door fits into is the rebate, the lump that sticks out that the door closes onto is the door stop.
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Postby Housediy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:40 pm

Thankyou.
Any more thoughts on it since speaking to you about it.? I was thinking of hanging the other way
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