Another door Problem

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  1. Trikimiki

    Trikimiki Read Only Funster

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    Is there a simple way to bend the bottom of a swift door frame back into shape, as it has bevelled down from the door and causing a draught, not the end of the world, but maybe frame of van warped down as well. Or maybe a diet required.
     
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    Are you sure its not the door stays as i always looked at mine and thought the door frame or door was bowed.After looking at adjustments it closes over perfectly now.
     
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    Would it not be possible to adjust the hinges?
     
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    my apache door locks but it looks like its not sticks out about 1/4 " think it might be wear in the door lock
     
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    The frame looks like a U and door appears still square, I did not realise there was adjustment between them, will have a look in the light of day tomorrow.
     
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    dont try twisting a straight door to fit, but an obviously bowed one can be carefully straightened using a rolled up towel just above the twist against the door frame and apply gentle pressure. i have adjusted a few like that over the years but only after making sure the hinges arent twisted which is a common fault due to no lubrication and they are weak by design. if hinges are twisted replace them, theyre not expensive
     
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    Door fits frame perfectly, apart from the bottom frame which looks bowed down from the door. I just presumed it was with folk standing on the frame over the years it has dropped down?
     
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