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Carl Nixon
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Posted: 15th Feb 2012 - 19:04 Quote

We have a modern double glazed back door that is allowing a draught in

The trouble appears to be that there is not enough contact between the black rubber beading and the door, so a slow, constant and cold draught is let in.

Does anyone know if this beading can be replaced or if there is any way of adding additional draught proofing?

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Posted: 15th Feb 2012 - 20:05 Quote

Hi Carl, you can pick draught strips from B&Q  to put it in between door and black rubber beading, i have done for my home all over the windows and doors, it is lot better than last year, made massive dfference , here is link http://search.diy.com/search#w=draught%20strips

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Posted: 15th Feb 2012 - 20:36 Quote

Carl

B4 you start sticking that  B &Q stuff on, check to see if you have any adjustment mechanism, most good quality UPvC doors and windows are fitted with such means of adjustment, mine has adjustment cams which with an Allen Key can advance or retard the compression of door against draught strip. All will depend on individual door mechanism. perhaps a quick Google may give you more info and perhaps a video.

Happy DIYing

Kev 

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Posted: 15th Feb 2012 - 20:48 Quote

Thanks both, both great tips

I shall try Kev's idea first because (from memory) there is not a lot of space to stick anything on to. If the adjustment fails I will fall back on the stick on route which was also my first thought.

Wait for my next posting which will be "How do you rehand a double glazed door"

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Posted: 16th Feb 2012 - 00:03 Quote
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Wait for my next posting which will be "How do you rehand a double glazed door"

And the one after that will be asking if the quote you've received to rebuild the entire rear of your house is correct....

 

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Posted: 16th Feb 2012 - 14:17 Quote

I found two screws that allowed me to adjust the position of the hole where the sticky out bit of the lock, sticks in to. (excuse the totally lack of knowledge of parts of a lock, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

After a few adjustments the problem seems to be solved

Thanks everyone

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Posted: 16th Feb 2012 - 14:22 Quote

Carl - you've still got your 1 Feb offer on your signature :)

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Posted: 16th Feb 2012 - 14:23 Quote
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I found two screws that allowed me to adjust the position of the hole where the sticky out bit of the lock, sticks in to. (excuse the totally lack of knowledge of parts of a lock, but I'm sure you know what I mean.

After a few adjustments the problem seems to be solved

Thanks everyone

Invoice on it's wayWink

Kev

 

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Posted: 16th Feb 2012 - 14:41 Quote

Cheers Nat - I was hoping to have a new logo etc by now so havent got a new signature ready yet - I will put a new temporary one together this weeken

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