Cinder block crumbling

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Old 04-03-15, 03:30 PM
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Cinder block crumbling

Im not sure if this is the proper forum or not...

When I moved into my house about 4 years ago, the side gate was shotty. I took it down, sprayed it. I mounted 3 hinges in cinder lock (knowing it would fail). It's a temporary fix, how temporary, well...

So, my problem, as you guessed, 1 of the 3 hinges has failed. My question, the best method of a stout band-aid.
 
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Old 04-03-15, 03:33 PM
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Post a picture.
It's concrete block, not cinder block.
No one here knows what you used to anchor it.
 
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Old 04-04-15, 03:33 AM
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It could be cinder block, not sure they still sell it today but 20 yrs ago we could still buy cinder block locally. Concrete block has been the norm for the last 30-40 yrs.

Posting a pic or two would really help! that way we'd have a better idea of what you are dealing with.
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Old 04-06-15, 12:08 AM
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Well, my house was built in 89, and it seems to be original. I think I may have a fix. It need only to be a band-aid. The guy at lowes suggested a caulking epoxy that's mixed in the tube, it's a liquid concrete type of stuff. He said he used at his house 10 years ago.

I'm gonna try this, like I said, a bandaid.
 
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Old 04-06-15, 03:26 AM
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I'm not sure I'd trust anything in a tube to hold a hinge, is the gate used much?
 
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I've used molten lead (sometimes just solder) in stripped concrete holes to provide support for screws or bolts . . . . especially if it's limited usage.
 
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Old 04-06-15, 10:06 PM
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No it's not used much. And, like I said "bandaid". I know it's not permanent, how temporary, that's the question.
 
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Old 04-09-15, 05:50 AM
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replace the crumbling block then attach a pressure treated nailer OR live w/it would be my suggestion,,, the caulk-tube size 2part epoxy that's static mixer blended is a great product but will likely fail as you intend to use it,,, possible it would also be a permanent solution too
 
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