Air-tight hinges ?

Old 03-16-11, 03:11 AM
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Air-tight hinges ?

I'm building a birdhouse in my backyard with a front door that will swing to open and close. The problem is that no matter how I position the hinges there is always an opening on the hinges side. This will allow wind and rain to get into the birdhouse. I want to keep this space as small as possible or even no space at all. Is this a matter of positioning the hinges the "right" way, or is there a special kind of hinge I can use to achieve that ? Thank you.
Old 03-16-11, 04:33 AM
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After 62 years, you get to where you think you have heard it all. Fill us in on the purpose of the "front door" to the bird house. Who opens this little door when the birds want in? Maybe you could post a few pix of this birdhouse. I would like to see it, anyway. Would not an overhang serve the same purpose for keeping out rain? I build bird houses a lot, some to sell, some to use on my property or give away. No complaints thusfar from the birds regarding door sealing.
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Larry, maybe you cater to a lower class of birds

What about installing a door stop to stop/slow the air flow?

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