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Old 04-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Trying to put on new door hinges, scew holes don't line up


I've been replacing my door hinges from the old rusted golden ones to a more modern silver look....I've gotten my interior ones no problem, but my two exterior doors are becoming quite a problem.



The two exterior doors are on two different hinges, the hinge half connected to the frame is rounded, the half that is attached to the door is squared...so I bought both types, knocked out the pin and combined the two....now I'm trying to put on the new hinge, eye balling it, it looked like it would fit, BUT the screw holes are off.



What are my options? Is there something I can fill those holes with and drill new holes? I'm a little more hesitant with these being exterior doors since the doors are heavier than interior.

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I chisel a piece of wood off and shave it down to round it with a razor knife to fit into the holes in the frame and use hammer to tap it in and a knife or chisel to snap the wood off flush. a few toothpicks crammed in could work too or a golf tee...

also don't forget to add large screws into the exterior door hinges at the top and middle hinge that go through the door jamb and into the wood framing behind the jamb....


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I would have just used the square ones on both areas.
A whole lot easyer to chisle out a square mortis then a rounded one.
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I would have just used the square ones on both areas.
A whole lot easyer to chisle out a square mortis then a rounded one.
If I did that, I was going to have to redrill anyway because of the nature of the hinges already on there, the screw pattern was backwards, so I was trying to avoid that, and by eye balling it, it would have appeared that it was going to fit
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And redrilling new holes is a good thing instead of have to deal with screw holes that are to close together and will just strip out.
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