Shims, the door hinge type

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Shims, the door hinge type

Postby iank » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:10 am

Right, well the doors on Myrtle need to be sorted to get a better fit than what is already there. So with that in mind I am thinking of shimming the hinges to get that fit better than what it is. How far can one safely go in thickness so as not to put too much strain on the other hinge if only doing one hinge. Am I worrying about nothing ?.
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Re: Shims, the door hinge type

Postby Panky » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:29 am

Try slackening off the hinge you want to shim and see if there is any movement in the one that is fixed. I guess any play that is present is the amount you can shim with out straining the fixed hinge - if you catch my drift.
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Re: Shims, the door hinge type

Postby Big Jim » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:38 pm

I thought I would I would ha en to shim mine , it seemed a log way off on the B post . I adjusted the wings without shims to fit at the B post and adjusted the wing to fit at the A post .
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