Door Hinge

Old 10-16-05, 01:56 PM
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Door Hinge

Hi Folks

Just found out that my kitchen door didn't close properly because the top hinge screws where loose.

These screws won't tighten because the wood they screw into (frame) has been weakened. There are lots of "old" screw holes present behind the hinge... (about 6-7).

Anyone know a qix fix or do i have to move the hinge a few inches?


Old 10-16-05, 02:48 PM
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You could try longer screws, or screws that have a bigger shank. If the wood screws are #8, try #10... if they are #10, try #12.

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Plug the holes by glueing small pieces of wood(matchsticks, toothpicks golf tees, whatever fits snugly) into the holes. After the glue dries trim off excess wood. Predrill new holes and replace screws. Use longer screws as well, something that will bite into the framing behind the jamb and help support the weight of the door, just don't overtigten so you don't move the door frame.

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