Screws holding hinges to face frame have failed


Old 07-01-18, 10:05 AM
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Screws holding hinges to face frame have failed

Both #8 x inch, manufacturer-installed screw holding the hinges onto the face frame have pulled out. The threads per inch on the original screws are fewer than the threads per inch on a #8 wood screw. I plan to drive glue covered wood plugs into the original holes. After the glue holding these plugs in place has dried, I will bore pilot holes and then install #8 x 1-1/4-inch, wood screws into the original holes. Do you approve my procedure?
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Old 07-01-18, 10:21 AM
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Not sure how a screw fails, looks like the material gave way but plugging with a glued in dowel and re attached should be stronger than the original!
Old 07-01-18, 10:26 AM
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I agree, gluing in a dowel is the appropriate fix although sometimes if it's not too bad you can get by with shoving toothpicks in the screw hole and then screw the fastener back in.
Old 09-13-18, 02:16 PM
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I need to do the same, but with the hinges on an interior door. I think the screws were tightened too much and stripped the wood on the door frame.

I am going to go with glued in dowel, but I think I need to create a jig to hold my drill in place so that the hole is more clean.

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