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Lots of draft and noise from upvc back door

Postby Dale_moseley19 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:53 pm

Hi all, I have a standard upvc backdoor but I get quite a noise / draft from the hinge side and can’t see how I can adjust to close the gap

When I push the door it cuts it out so it’s clear that the door just isn’t tight enough, hinge type shown in picture

Any ideas would be appreciated or point me in the direction of a video if possible?
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:37 pm

Hi dale-moseley19,
Hopefully you have 3 hinges, the large cover either prises off or slides off giving access to the adjusting screws. You will have to try each screw to see what it does. If you are unlucky you may have a door where packing pieces have been used under the hinge plate. Take care if you have to remove all screws some door have a loose internal plate for the fixing screws.
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Postby Dale_moseley19 » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:13 am

Thanks for the reply, yes there are 3 hinges and yes the circular cover does clip off, but it does not uncover anything.

The large piece of the hinge that fixes to the door does not have a cover and this appears solid fixed to the door.

I know how to adjust the door up/ down and left/ right within the frame. It’s just I cannot find anywhere how to push the door into the frame to tighten the air gap
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:58 pm

Hi dale-moseley19.
If you can loosen/remove the part of the hinge fitted to the frame you could add packing pieces. If you cannot find the fixings you may have to fit new seals.
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