Bridging the gap

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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by Tricky Dicky » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:53 am

Just a few considerations to take account of if you make the door open outward. You seem to have a rebated door casing, to keep the door width the same will involve a messy reversal of the casing. If you are happy to narrow the door the latch and handle positions may only allow you to remove material on the hinge side and with the trend on cheap pressed panel doors to use minimum material in doors you may well find nothing to refit the hinges to as well as the door visually looking off centre. Trying to take equal amounts off each stile could leave unsightly holes to fill on the latch side not to mention still running into problems with thin stiles. Before you do anything open the door and look at the top edge where you will see the stiles and how much material you have to work with. If however you are lucky enough to have a solid wood panelled door then your task will be a lot easier.

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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by Chuffchuff » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 pm

Just a thought, depending on where the door is and the visual effect on tother side .

Could you convert the door to a bifold with hinges down the middle?

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 pm

I reckon that would depend on whether there is a lady in the house. :D
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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by footplate1947 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am

Tricky Dicky wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:53 am
Just a few considerations to take account of if you make the door open outward. You seem to have a rebated door casing, to keep the door width the same will involve a messy reversal of the casing. If you are happy to narrow the door the latch and handle positions may only allow you to remove material on the hinge side and with the trend on cheap pressed panel doors to use minimum material in doors you may well find nothing to refit the hinges to as well as the door visually looking off centre. Trying to take equal amounts off each stile could leave unsightly holes to fill on the latch side not to mention still running into problems with thin stiles. Before you do anything open the door and look at the top edge where you will see the stiles and how much material you have to work with. If however you are lucky enough to have a solid wood panelled door then your task will be a lot easier.

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Cripes Tricky your door frames must be odd. Most door frames are flat frames with a architrave butting up around the door frame after fitting the door.
All you have to do is remove hinges from frame. Take off architrave. Move door to other side of frame refit hinges depending on left or right hand opening. Same applies to handles and catches. Fit architrave last for nice snug fit. It is often the case it may be easier to go to B&Q and get a new door depending on age of frames ect: A new house may be easier than a old one.
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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 am

Our frames are the same as yours John. Turned my door round in an hour or so, and with SWMBO's approval.
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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by Tricky Dicky » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 am

footplate1947 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Tricky Dicky wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:53 am
Just a few considerations to take account of if you make the door open outward. You seem to have a rebated door casing, to keep the door width the same will involve a messy reversal of the casing. If you are happy to narrow the door the latch and handle positions may only allow you to remove material on the hinge side and with the trend on cheap pressed panel doors to use minimum material in doors you may well find nothing to refit the hinges to as well as the door visually looking off centre. Trying to take equal amounts off each stile could leave unsightly holes to fill on the latch side not to mention still running into problems with thin stiles. Before you do anything open the door and look at the top edge where you will see the stiles and how much material you have to work with. If however you are lucky enough to have a solid wood panelled door then your task will be a lot easier.

Richard
Cripes Tricky your door frames must be odd. Most door frames are flat frames with a architrave butting up around the door frame after fitting the door.
All you have to do is remove hinges from frame. Take off architrave. Move door to other side of frame refit hinges depending on left or right hand opening. Same applies to handles and catches. Fit architrave last for nice snug fit. It is often the case it may be easier to go to B&Q and get a new door depending on age of frames ect: A new house may be easier than a old one.
I do not know about odd since every house I have owned has had rebated internal door casings. In fact the first time I ever came across the type with what is called a loose stop is on my daughters new build. It may be that it is a regional thing, last time I went to a timber yard and asked for a door casing (some years ago) as expected I was given a rebated type.

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Re: Bridging the gap

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Post by footplate1947 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:59 am

Hello Tricky I have moved and lived in 23 houses since 1972 when I got married and all the door frames in all my houses over the years have been like the ones I have now. Which are same as the frames you can buy in any builders merchants anywhere. I think you will find that most average build houses have ordinary flat type frames. I don't doubt you can find other types but they are not the average norm as found in most houses. John
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Post by brian1951 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 am

Your right Richard, a good carpenter will always fit a proper rebated frame, i bought and fitted one just last week
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Post by Walkingthedog » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:23 pm

Guess it depends on the carpenter. A good carpenter will fit what is required. :D
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Post by footplate1947 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:59 am

Whats the dereference between the two types. One is adjustable which is why most builders fit non rebated. The rebated ones are not adjustable. So what is the difference Brian 1951. ......................................John
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