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burlmont

06:59PM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 10/31/00
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One of a set of four louvered and painted wood panels used in a double wide doorway has become warped. Does anyone have any suggestions at all as to how we can get rid of the warp?

Matches

08:08PM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I have 90 sets of these where I work and have run into the same situation.Since I deal with tenants, I had to come up with a quick fix rather than the old method of weighting the door down with a heavy object while it sits on saw horses.Try moving the bottom pivot pin
out of its place until the doors line up.Next, remove the door and relocate the hardware the pin rests in.I don't know how bad your doors are but this has worked for me and you can't tell the difference.

burlmont

04:56AM | 11/02/00
Member Since: 10/31/00
16 lifetime posts
To Member: Re "Old Method" of dealing with warped louvered panels. Thanx for the response. The "old method" is new to me. Does it work, eventually, that is?

Matches

05:49AM | 11/02/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Yes,what you are doing is bending the wood back to being straight.I have read several variations which include wetting the wood prior to putting on the weight,and the use of turn buckles and wire where you tighten the turn buckles each day or so to unwarp the door.Since I've never done it I can't offer much more but wish you good luck!

burlmont

07:44AM | 11/03/00
Member Since: 10/31/00
16 lifetime posts
Tp Matches: You've sure helped; I think I'll try using some C-clamps and heavy duty angle iron, that is, after I've stripped as much paint as possible, and soaked that side of the panel to get it damp. Will spend the rest of the winter coaxing that rail into conformity. Thanx for the idea.
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