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How to troubleshoot a creaking door when open?

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04-12-18, 08:20 AM   #1  
How to troubleshoot a creaking door when open?

I just installed a pre-hung door and once I'm done, the door creeks when open. If I'm not wrong, it seems to be coming from the top hinge. Do I just grease it or what should I try?

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04-12-18, 08:29 AM   #2  
Drive out the hinge pins and lubricate them. There are special wax like sticks intended specifically for the job but you can also use a light coating of oil but grease is better. If you don't have any of those try a candle or bar of soap.

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04-12-18, 10:46 AM   #3  
Yeah, it's either the hinge pin or the places where the halves of the hinge barrels interlock... one reason why ball bearing door hinges are superior.

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