|Fig.1 Damage hinge|
Supplies and Tools:
Cordless drill with Phillips bit
Electrical cord 50 ft.
Hammer with rubber grip
Porter-Cable Router Hinge Template
Utility Knife - retractable with extra blades
Screwdriver-long flat tip
Eric Montoya noticed my advertisement in the PennySaverUSA and called me to come to his home in Modesto California. He had a beautiful home and a guesthouses in the back yard. The last tenant had done some strange remodeling and the doors would not close.
This post shows the fifteen steps to repair door hinges and make the door functional again.
Step 1: Identify the problem, is the door listing? Are the door hinges placed correctly? Is the door placed on backwards? Look for problems, look at the door frame is it bowed or damaged? Why is the door not closing? Look at the door hardware, is it protruding or sticking out, instead of retracting. Basically you look at the overall door and determine what needs to be done. In this job the door hinges were not aligned and the top and bottom hinge were misaligned. So the door would not close. Because of this misalignment, the door hinges were damaged beyond repair. A metal door hinge is a type of bearing that connects two solid objects, like a door and a wood frame.
Step 2: Fig.1 shows the door hinge is not in the correct position making it impossible to close the door.
Step 3: Fig.2 shows the door pins are placed correctly, but the hinges are so misaligned that they do not line up. The solution is to replace both door hinges on the frame and the wood door.
|Fig.3 Pull out hinge pin|
|Fig.5 Painted |
|Fig.6 Razor knife|
|Fig.7 Pulling off hinge|
|Fig.8 Hinge on door|
|Fig.9 New hinges|
|Fig.10 Router template|
|Fig.11 Router and template|
|Fig.12 Old mortise|
|Fig.13 Wood chips|
|Fig.15 Fill hole |
with wood chips
|Fig.16 Placing new hinge|
|Fig.17 New hinge|
|Fig.18 New pin|
|Fig.19 Job finished|
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