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Old 04-07-2009, 20:40:43   #1
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Bugger

Just built a new understairs cupboard door.

Looks brilliant.

Of course the fucker who owned the house and put the loft stairs in hasn't put the supporting post in quite square. Its facing out into the corridor by about 15 degrees.

So when I mount my new door on the hinges....

Fucking thing won't stay closed and keeps springing open.

Now i understand why the old door was a crappy piece of chipboard (which kept springing open).

Arse.
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Old 04-07-2009, 23:20:57   #2
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:46:32   #3
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An understairs cupboard door?
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:53:41   #4
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Gaffer tape time.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:02:20   #5
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:04:33   #6
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you could mock up a counter-weight system - since it's an under stair thing. some cord, a weight and a couple of hooks. or you could put a little bathroom lock on it. or employ a coloured fellow to hold it closed.
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Old 05-07-2009, 13:18:31   #7
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Or use a little blob of blu-tack.
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Old 05-07-2009, 13:50:54   #8
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An understairs cupboard door?
He's recently taken in a new ward after his sister-in-law's untimely demise at the hands of a dark wizard. This is quite common actually.
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Old 05-07-2009, 14:50:22   #9
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Just built a new understairs cupboard door.

Looks brilliant.

Of course the fucker who owned the house and put the loft stairs in hasn't put the supporting post in quite square. Its facing out into the corridor by about 15 degrees.

So when I mount my new door on the hinges....

Fucking thing won't stay closed and keeps springing open.

Now i understand why the old door was a crappy piece of chipboard (which kept springing open).

Arse.
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Old 05-07-2009, 16:00:03   #10
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For the first time ever I'm going for Mr B's solution.

I'll be building this underwater next.
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Old 05-07-2009, 20:31:59   #11
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Old 05-07-2009, 20:41:11   #12
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In difficult understairs DIY situations like this you need to ask yourself just one important question: What would Fritzl do?

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Old 05-07-2009, 20:48:36   #13
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Old 05-07-2009, 21:26:45   #14
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:57:06   #15
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I have corrected a "it won't stay shut" prblem with mags... werks wonders
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:25:53   #16
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:38:47   #17
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Use Laz's suggestion of gaffa tape or blu-tack to hold the magnets in place.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:08:35   #18
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Damn, if you were in America, you could hire a Mexican immigrant to hold it shut for you.
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I'm not sure Beta has a daughter to shag.
My daughter is currently -18 weeks so think I'll stick to the magnets (which worked beautifully)
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