Lubricated Door Hinges, Now Doors Swing

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Old 05-05-05, 09:11 AM
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Angry Lubricated Door Hinges, Now Doors Swing

2 of my doors were making some creeking noises when they opened or closed, which was really annoying. So, I used WD40 to lubricate the doors. Big mistake! Now, one door swings open and one swings closed. I've been playing with them by trying to remove the lubrication that was put on. I have cleaned all the hinge pins and cleaned out the hinges the best I can but NO LUCK. These doors and door frames are 2 years old and we never had a problem before the WD40 incident. I have not unscrewed any of the hinges or rehung the doors or anything like that. I have just removed the pins and had them cleaned. The hinges are now dry and free of lubricant but still the doors swing. How can I fix this? Please help!
 
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Old 05-06-05, 04:54 AM
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are you talking about double bedroom door or french door to the outside.
If one opens and the other close means there not plumb.
the frame must be out of level.
1 quick fix is to take the hinge pins out and used visecrip and bend them a little and then place them back.
the bending will make it hold the doors open.
good luck

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Old 05-06-05, 06:31 AM
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I'd think you could, and should, adjust the hinges
Even if the only way is to reposition them in the door frame
pgtek's tip sounds like a good quick fix though (I haven't tried it myself)
 
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Old 05-06-05, 09:40 AM
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These are 2 separate bedroom doors in 2 different bedrooms. In 1 bedroom, the door swings closed and in the other bedroom the door swings open.

Won't bending the pins alter the way the door opens and closes? I know it will hold it open but what about the frequent opening and closing of the door on a daily basis?
 
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Won't bending the pins alter the way the door opens and closes?

Yes
It won't actually fix the problem
 
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Old 05-06-05, 11:32 AM
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you nly bend it a little to make pressure on the hinge
an other way is to used the viscripe and squeeze the hinge where the pin in inserted.
 
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Old 05-09-05, 01:30 PM
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I heard about putting some cardboard under one of the hinges helps. Is it cardboard for the bottom hinge if door swings closed and then vice versa?
 
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Cardboard...under the hinge?
Oh...like a shim in between the hinge and the frame?
Oh sure why not
I use wood shims, as I always have a supply of them
I drill holes for the screws to go through

I think you'll have to play with it to get the right size and position down
 
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Old 05-11-05, 12:08 PM
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I bend the hinge pin by laying it on a hard surface (concrete floor, anvil, etc.) and hit it in the middle with a hammer. This just causes a slight bend in the pin which will create more friction in the hinge keeping the door from opening/closing when you want it to remain in position. This doesn't affect the positioning of the door in the opening.
 
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Old 05-11-05, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for all your help guys! I really appreciate it!
 
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Old 05-12-05, 05:54 AM
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my 2 cents

See it does work, i'm not the only one using this technic
You cant teach an old monkey new tricks
 
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We have a bathroom door that was fine until we hung 20+ pounds of robes on the back side. With all the puffy robes on the back, the door would not stay completely open.

I got a spring loaded door closer hinge. The hinge replaces one of the standard hinges on your door (they are usually sold in pairs, but one hinge was all we needed). The hinges allow you to tension the spring and insert a pin so you can adjust the hinges force. It also allows you to set the spring backwards so it can act as a door opener.
 
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