Does anyone know the adjustment proceedure for Goiot hatch covers? The large are different from the small, it appears, and turning the allen screws does not seem to work. My hatches like to blow over or fall down when partially opened.
I tightened my hatches a few weeks ago. I used the allen wrench to one side of the hinge axle and used an articulated driver and socket on the other. The allen wrench prevented the axle from turning and enables the socket to tighten down on the bolt, thus applying more friction to the hinge. After tightening both hinges in this fashion, the hatch stays open but only if pushed beyond about 45 degrees. I wasn't willing to tighten it any further for concerns of having it bind up too much and cause excessive wear. Regards-