How to Install Spring Loaded Hinges How to Install Spring Loaded Hinges

What You'll Need
Spring loaded hinge set
Chisel
Drill
Screws

Spring loaded hinges are commonly found in screen doors. The spring loaded hinge provides the necessary tension to allow a door to close without slamming. If you need to replace these hinges, it will require a slightly different method than other types of hinges.

Step 1  - Place the Hinges

You will need to place the hinges against the surface you are working with. For a door, you will want the hinges placed 10 inches from the top and bottom of the door. Trace the outline of the hinge.

Step 2- Tap Out the Area

A spring loaded hinge does not come apart. Because of this, you need to create an indent on the surface for the hinge to sit. You can use a chisel and tap it with a hammer to create a cut deep enough for the hinge to be placed. 

Step 3 - Drill a Pilot Hole

Use a pencil to mark the surface with the area for the screws. You can then drill a pilot hole to make installation easier.

Step 4 - Attach the Faceplate

Place the hinge in the proper location and attach the faceplate. The spring loaded hinge should have come with screws for this.

Step 5 - Attach the Door

You can place the door in position and finish installing the screws through the faceplate.

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