Bi-fold door repair


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Old 04-20-18, 10:42 AM
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Bi-fold door repair

Bottom of a bi-fold door has split, and locator pin on bottom is also loose. Was thinking of squirting a copious amount of liquid nails or JB weld inside then clamping while it dries. Perhaps even using a small Simpson steel angle to hold things together. Any alternate suggestions?
 
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Old 04-20-18, 10:52 AM
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You would be better off using plain old yellow wood glue. Pull the pivot out with a claw hammer then glue and tightly clamp for 24 hrs. Make sure you get glue all the way down into the cracks.
 
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Okay. I figured liquid nails would be stronger, but I'll admit I'm not up to par on my adhesives. I'm guessing the hole where the plastic piece is inserted may be worn out as well. The wood glue won't adhere to the plastic will it? Maybe use wood glue to repair the door, then liquid nails, epoxy, or other suitable adhesive to secure the plastic insert?
 
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Old 04-20-18, 11:40 AM
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After you repair door if the pin is loose stick a couple wooden matches, toothpicks or wrap pin with cardboard. This will tighten up the pin.
 
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Sounds like a good bush fix, but I want this to be as solid as possible.
 
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Old 04-20-18, 12:46 PM
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A couple wraps with electrical tape works good. Otherwise you need to tack a block of wood over the hole and drill the hole larger so that you can glue a dowel into the hole. Once its dry, redrill that hole (likely 3/8".) This assumes your existing pivot can be reused.
 
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Okay. Thanks for the tips.
 
 

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