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JMar0408 06-21-2011 12:36 PM

Help Removing an iron door!
Hi everyone! I've been trying, to no avail, to remove this iron/metal door from my den. We never use it and have to tie it open because otherwise my door can't get through her doggy door.

Since we're fixing up the den and it's no longer our junk area, we'd really like to remove this door once and for all.

But the pins won't come out and the hinges have these funny looking screws. I have no idea how to remove this door.

Here is a picture of the hinge:

HomeSealed 06-21-2011 04:11 PM

Here is a conversation about it: . Options are: special tool, drill them out, cut slots for driver, etc.... Personally, I've always just taken an angle grinder to the heads.

JMar0408 06-21-2011 04:20 PM

aha! unbelievable did not think there could be a tool to remove those one-way screws.

THANKS! can't wait to get to Home Depot. Now I just hope the paint over them won't be an issue. I'll let you know how it goes!

Just Bill 06-22-2011 06:56 AM

Yep, those are security screws, to prevent removing them. Those probably are also security hinges, that will not allow the pins to be removed. What he said, cut screwdriver slots in the screws with a hacksaw or similar, or grind off the heads.

Don't toss that door, it looks like it may be worth something.

JMar0408 06-22-2011 08:13 AM

:thumbsup: hehe i won't toss it. I'll store it in our shed. It's just in the way right now. We've had it tied open for 4 years straight (ever since we got our dog). It is a beautiful door, just not practical for the time being.

I got the bit for my drill last night. About to put it to work now!

JMar0408 06-22-2011 08:27 AM

ok got the screws to come out about 1/4" . But at least now I know they move thanks to you guys! I'm going to try to cut some slots into them to finish removing them since they won't budge when i take pliers to them. I'm a bit of a weakling, what can i say? :)

Rehabber 06-22-2011 02:37 PM

once they are 1/4"out, vise grips will remove them easily

JMar0408 06-22-2011 03:24 PM

oh nice! thanks..... i went back to painting the den... got tired of trying. i actually have two vise grips so let me go give that a try after i take a break.

JMar0408 06-22-2011 03:39 PM

SUCCESS!!! well one hinge lol

JMar: 1 Iron Door: 0

Thanks for all the great suggestions. This forum is awesome. I actually learned a thing or two! =)

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