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Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:08 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.450 Posts

We have the opposite of the usual wardrobe door complaint. Anyone who has read my blog on living in the Eriba will know that I managed to jam the wardrobe door and unlike the standard door it wouldn't budge. We tried all sorts to get the door to open, would have been handy if the blasted door had fallen off. To cut a long story short we only got the door open by beggaring the catch and door knob (and the rod that goes up inside the door). Any suggestions on how to keep the door shut without replacing the original door gubbins. I'm sort of thinking some type of Velcro strap or similar. Thoughts anyone?
Julie.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:15 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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we use a magnetic catch on a bathroom mirror, but for the wardrobe you may need 2
sourced at a diy store


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:20 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Does that mean you have a hole where the lock button used to be Julie?

If so, would something like this work? Or perhaps this?

Randa


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:39 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:57 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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If you can refit a button type knob as per Pop's link that would at least hide the hole and give you something to grip that doesn't look out of place. The problem then is there is nothing to fix the door in place. I think I'd go for a couple of wooden blocks glued and screwed to the inside edge of the wardrobe and face them with Velcro. Then face the closing edge of the door with matching Velcro and unless you hang anything weighty on the door it should hold.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:51 am
by Frantone (deleted)
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We have had the 'jammed shut' door problem in the past.
It has occurred when something in the cupboard or wardrobe has fallen against the bottom hook of the door locking system. I managed to get a thin rod into the area and jiggle the contents around to move the offending item away from the hook area.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:53 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.738 Posts

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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:45 pm
by crow (deleted)
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All the parts you need to replace it are available online.
Far far better than a bodge up.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:52 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

What Rodders said


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:55 pm
by crow (deleted)
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Hello Pete.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:29 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Hello Rodders.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:30 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Except if it's been damaged by the 'forced' entry, original replacements might not be applicable.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:01 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.450 Posts

Thanks for all your comments. We did try to remove the offending article that was trapped in the rod but to no avail. Happily the door wasn't damaged despite the brute force that was finally used to open the door, it was midnight, all clothes were in the wardrobe (draw your own conclusions) and tempers were fraying. Neil is going to try to rebuild the original door locking system but failing that I think the magnetic catches might work best. Do you think they would be strong enough to keep the door shut in transit (if plan A doesn't work)?


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:07 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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I think its a trying situation
I think they would work to keep door shut but cannot be 100 per cent sure for big potholes.


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RE: Wardrobe door

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:11 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Julie Grafo wrote in post #13
Neil is going to try to rebuild the original door locking system but failing that I think the magnetic catches might work best. Do you think they would be strong enough to keep the door shut in transit (if plan A doesn't work)?

Hello Julie

If I was doing it I'd definitely try to rebuild the original catch, even if it meant replacing it (or parts of it). If it's the catch I've got in my mind's eye it isn't Eriba-specific, so it shouldn't be horribly dear.

I wouldn't trust magnetic catches. They aren't really much cop in a stationary cupboard in an even more stationary house, never mind in a cupboard being bounced down the road.


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