Spring Door Hinge

Old 05-12-08, 05:35 PM
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I am having a problem with the door going from my house to the garage. The locking mechanism is stuck and broken and the door won't open. So I want to remove the hinges while it is closed in order to get the door open and be able to work on the door handle. How do I remove the spring hinges? They aren't like typical hinges where you just push the pin up and out.
Old 05-12-08, 09:48 PM
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Wrong approach. Using a hacksaw or saw zaw cut the lock knob or lever off. Then drive out the other side with a hammer & drift and use a screwdriver or similar tool to operate the latchbolt.

Attempting removal of spring hinges in the closed position is foolish. It's a good way to hurt yourself or someone else. They are installed or removed in the open position with spring tension at a low level and the adjusting nut or screw locked in position.
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Disassemble the handleset to see if you can manually retract the latch.
Old 05-21-08, 04:01 AM
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Release the tension on the hinge first, probably by using a screw driver and allen wrench. Then unscrew the handleset as grob62 suggests. You will destroy alot less than with a hacksaw and hammer.

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