storm proof door – hinge adjustment guide

A GUIDE TO ADJUSTING ELLWOOD DOORS

This short guide sets out how to adjust all Ellwood storm proof doors – entrance, French and stable doors. Flush Fit doors will have standard, butt hinges of course.

All our doors have the unique Ellwood fully adjustable hinge system. Over the last few years we have installed (usually) on a full size door, four hinge sets. Older doors manufactured by us had 3 sets. The hinges however are all adjustable identically. It is a simple, quick process. You will only need a 4mm allen key.

The hinges we use allow the door leaf to be adjustable in all 3 planes: (a)Left/Right, (b)Up/Down, and (c) Back/Forward (compression) Slide off the plastic cylindrical covers top and bottom from each hinge. If you look at the hinge assembly you will see it has a top unit and bottom unit. The top part has an inset screw (allen key adjustable) that moves the door leaf to the left or right. The bottom part of the whole hinge assembly has an upper screw and a lower screw. The upper one allows the door leaf to be wound/moved up or down. The lower one allows the door leaf to be moved backwards or forwards. By looking first at the problem presenting you can assess which way the door leaf needs to be adjusted to move the door leaf back to a correct position. Normally you wouldn’t need to move all 4 hinge units, just the one near the problem.

 

As an example: a small gap or daylight has appeared at the bottom leading/closing door leaf edge where the door ideally needs to have the bottom moved across and away from the hinge edge. Here you would adjust the bottom hinge set (possibly just a little on the hinge set just above that one too) by winding the allen screw a little clockwise to move the bottom of the door over. As you are moving in this case left/right then this would be the allen screw in the very top part of the hinge set. Note that it’s best to be subtle – adjust a little bit until problem is solved. It is very rare that you would need to move the door backwards and forwards. If moving the door up/down then you would slightly “wind” all four hinge sets of course until the desired effect is reached.

Facing toward the hinge sets and if they are on your left then: Turning the allen key clockwise will make the door leaf move Right (or on the other allen screws in lower hinge section as appropriate Up… Back). Turning anti-clockwise will make the door leaf move Left (Down, Forward) Please note that everything is reversed of course if your hinges are facing you on the right…

Facing toward the hinge sets and if they are on your right then: Turning the allen key anti-clockwise will make the door move Left (or on the other allen screws in lower hinge section as appropriate Down.. Forward). Turning clockwise will make the door leaf move Right (Up, Back)