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Rebate in Wickes standard hardwood door frame

Postby Emlbrouwer » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi, I have bought a standard hardwood exterior door frame from Wickes. When trying to fit the hinges, I realized the frame has a rebate all along the inside of the frame. It is 2.5mm deep and about 5cm wide, but it doesn't run to the edge of the frame, leaving a ledge that interferes with the hinge. Any ideas why this is? Am I missing something obvious?

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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:44 pm

Hi emlbrouwer
I assume you mean 5mm wide, if yes this is the rebate for a fraught strip.
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Postby Emlbrouwer » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:13 am

Hi,

Yes. It is about 5 cm. So I I do fit a draught strip would the hinges fit on top of that? If not, can I chisel the edge away and fit the hinge flush? I am worried that will affect the size of the door opening.. thanks!

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:05 pm

Hi emlbrouwer
The 50mm rebate is for the door to fit into, there may be an additional rebate of about 5mm at the back for a draught strip. Offer up your door and make sure it fits the opening, you will then see how much clearance there is for the hinges.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:05 pm

Hi emlbrouwer
The 50mm rebate is for the door to fit into, there may be an additional rebate of about 5mm at the back for a draught strip. Offer up your door and make sure it fits the opening, you will then see how much clearance there is for the hinges.
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