Reusing cabinet hanging screw holes

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Old 10-08-15, 04:56 PM
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Reusing cabinet hanging screw holes

I removed a kitchen cabinet to make a repair.

I reused the screws and the same holes.

Is that a bad thing? Are removing and reusing the same holes any less secure?
 
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Old 10-08-15, 05:15 PM
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The important things is..... did the screw tighten firmly ?
 
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Old 10-08-15, 05:44 PM
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Not sure what you mean by that......

They torqued down and did not spin anymore. But I bet they went in easier than piercing fresh wood.

So when a screw continues to spin after the head is flush, it means the hole is stripped out?

Should I have made new connection points?
 
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Old 10-08-15, 05:59 PM
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So when a screw continues to spin after the head is flush, it means the hole is stripped out?
Most definitely !

If there is any doubt that they could be loose..... redrill the cabinet and use a fresh location. You only need to move it a fraction.
 
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My husband just took a cabinet door off the hinges today. When he tried to put it back up, it's like the door is "sprung", and it won't close all the way.

What causes this???

He says the holes aren't stripped.

I took another of the doors off at another time, and it went back on without problem.

Thanks in advance.
 
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DonnaJ, it would help if we could see the type of hinge. Post a picture.
 
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Old 12-18-15, 12:23 PM
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Those types of hinges often have a cheap plastic thingy in the hinge that will break or wear out. Unscrew the door from the hinges and operate the hinges by hand one at a time, I bet you will find that one has spring tension while the other does not... or maybe neither will snap shut. If they don't snap shut, they are shot/worn out.
 
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