GLAZING & ADJUSTMENTS

GLAZING DETAILS

Please remove all protective tape and thoroughly inspect each product before installation

Glazing tools required: Glazing shovel, bridge setting blocks, standard setting blocks, silicone, plastic mallet (make sure tools are close by).

Clean all gaskets of dust and grit.
Lock casement window sashes in the night vent position, this will make it easier to create space to add setting blocks.
Ensure door sashes are latched securely.

Install the setting blocks in the order detailed, ensuring they are square to the glass and do not hinder the water drainage. This instruction must be repeated for every unit i.e. a door with a midrail will have two units that must have the same setting blocks installed in each:

Install the bridge setting block as shown by the letter A in the diagrams to allow water to move past the block to the water slots. Do not silicone.
Install the standard setting blocks as shown by the letter B in the diagrams to centralise the unit in the cavity, stop the unit moving and aid the smooth operation of the locking mechanism.
When you are satisfied the blocks are positioned correctly you can check the operation by carefully opening and closing the sash. Remember, however, the glass is not fixed in place – it is a good idea      to hold in position with one hand whilst checking the operation.
If it does catch and the sash is not in the frame square the setting blocks will need adjusting. Add standard setting blocks to the top lock side to correct this, you may need to use the glazing shovel to lever the glass away from the sash to create a gap to fit the blocks.
Once satisfied add the final setting blocks shown by the letter C.
Fix all standard blocks (B and C) to the PVCu with a small amount of silicone.
Spray the gaskets of the beads with glass cleaner to lessen the friction between the gasket and the glass.
Starting with the shortest lengths push the glazing beads in place, putting both corners in first and working into the middle.
You will need wide-bladed stripping knife or similar to remove the beads once installed.

 

BI-FOLD DOOR GLAZING

Correct and effective glass packing is essential to avoid any potential of the doors `dropping` over time. Each folding door is to be treated as a conventional hinged door and packed accordingly as the diagram indicates below. As the majority of Bi-Folds are fully glazed it is important to fit location blocks between the glass units and the vertical stiles of the door leaf. The procedure for `Toeing & Heeling` is shown below and does not differ from any other glazed door – it is suggested that the packers (keep to full size) are siliconed into positioned to prevent movement when the doors expand and contract in the weather. 

ADJUSTMENT – CASEMENT WINDOWS

Before adjusting any settings ensure that the product has been glazed correctly

Turn the flat screw in the friction stay clockwise to increase the resistance of the hinge, anti-clockwise to decrease it.
The eccentric cam on the face of the shoot bolt lock can be adjusted using a 4mm Allen Key to increase/decrease compression.
With most of the specialised hinges (Restrictor, Easy Clean and Top Hung Restrictor) there is two catches within both of the hinges which need to be depressed together to allow the mechanism to work correctly – the hinge can then be moved into a secondary position to fulfil the operation. To re-set the hinge position to `normal` simply reverse the sequence of steps. When sliding the sash across in conjunction with the Easy Clean Hinge it is best practice to use both hands to slide the sash towards the outer frame or mullion placing hands at the top and bottom of the sash.

ADJUSTMENT – TILT & TURN WINDOWS

Before adjusting any settings ensure that the product has been glazed correctly

The eccentric cam on the face of the lock can be adjusted by pulling the cam out and turning it to increase/decrease compression.
Horizontal adjustment – Open the sash to 90 degrees and locate the screw on the back of the top hinge facing the frame. using a 4mm Allen Key turn the screw clockwise to move the sash closer to the lock side and anti-clockwise to move the sash closer to the hinge side.
Vertical adjustment – Open the sash to 90 degrees and locate the screw on the bottom of the hinge side at the bottom of the connecting rod. using a 4mm Allen Key turn the screw clockwise to raise the sash and anti-clockwise to lower the sash until the correct height is achieved.

ADJUSTMENT – DOORS

Before adjusting any settings ensure that the product has been glazed correctly (the details below are basically the same for French Doors except there are obviously two sashes involved). Please Note: There is a 15mm clearance between the edge of the hinge to the edge of the outer frame.           

The eccentric cams on the face of the lock can be adjusted using a 4mm Allen key to increase/decrease compression.
The hook keeps can be adjusted using a 4mm Allen Key to increase/decrease compression.
Shoot bolt keeps can be adjusted using a Philips screwdriver to increase/decrease compression.

ADJUSTMENT – COMPOSITE DOORS

Before adjusting any settings ensure that the product has been fitted plumb, level and checked diagonally square, also check that packing has been placed around the fixing positions to avoid distortion of the outer frame and behind the locking keeps in between the frame and wall. After fixing is completed, the door should be closed against the Q-Lon weather seal, ensuring it makes full contact, and the center latch keep is adjusted to make sure the door latches tightly in the frame. Check that all hardware operates correctly. The latch keep is adjusted by turning two screws approximately 2 turns and sliding the latch keep in or out as required. This must be adjusted to ensure the door leaf is latched tightly into the frame when closed.

ADJUSTMENT – ALUMINIUM BI-FOLD DOORS

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ADJUSTMENT – PVCu BI-FOLD DOORS