Tools you may need:
- Correct drill bits
- Junior hacksaw
- Tape measure/ruler
- Pencil and paper
POSITION AND MEASURE OUT
HOW TO CUT OUT THE OPENING
Use a 13mm drill bit (or the size of your Jigsaw blade) to drill 4 holes just inside the flap measurements in each corner. You may need to use a smaller drill bit to make a pilot hole first before using the drill bit the same diameter as your Jigsaw blade.
TOP TIP - Drilling from the other side stops the wood from splitting.
DRILL THE BOLT HOLES
Use a drill bit that is the same size as the bolt fixings to drill two holes all the way through the door.
You need to use a drill bit that is the same size as the lug (the bit of raised metal the fixing sits in) to drill halfway into the door insuring you do not go all the way through. This will allow the lug to sit in comfortably and let the letterplate sit flush with the door. If the letterplate does not sit flush you may need to drill the Lug hole a little deeper or wider for the lug to sit correctly.
TOP TIP - Ensure that you drill the hole straight and not at an angle as this will affect the letterplate sitting flat against the door face.
FIT THE LETTERPLATE
Screw the fixing bolts into the lugs as tight as they will go.
Place on the door pushing the bolts through the drilled holes. If the letterplate does not sit flush or you are unable to push the flap open you may need to slightly adjust the cut hole or the drill holes slightly to make the letterplate work as it should. Once it is sitting correctly and the flap opens freely you now need to see it the lengths of the bolts need to be cut to size.
Using the end cap that goes onto the bolt work out where you need to cut the bolt off. Hold it up against the door ensuring the letterplate is pushed tight to the door and mark on the bolt where it will need to be cut. This mark should be made from just below the top of the end cap for a secure fitting.
Use a junor hacksaw to cut the bolt and then attach the nut. Make sure it is screwed tight to keep the letterplate in place, and your letterplate should now fit flush to the door and without any gaps to the edges!
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