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Old 12-29-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Door does not stay open: Hinge?


The interior door in my rom closes by itself. It does not
stay open. The first thing that comes to my mind is the
hinges. Am I right? What do I have to do to the hinges?
I simply want to open the door and to stay open.

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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The easiest fix is to take out a hinge pin and lay it on something hard like concrete. Then tap the center of the pin with a hammer to put a slight bend in it. Reinstall the pin and it might cause just enough friction to keep the door open. You might have to do it on two pins.

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I have a door that does this, but only in the winter.
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What Paul said, but don't be afraid to put a lot of bend into it if necessary.

Now if you have a door that blows closed in the wind there's a cool magnetic door stop/catch you can get for under $20.
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What Paul said, but don't be afraid to put a lot of bend into it if necessary.

Now if you have a door that blows closed in the wind there's a cool magnetic door stop/catch you can get for under $20.
Before I went off nilly willy and started bending structural components, I would contact the correct and qualified persons in my locality and verify if the hinge pin slant radius is congruent with the tubular collar centrific. Best leave these engineering issues to the experts and not some inter net persons.

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Before I went off nilly willy and started bending structural components, I would contact the correct and qualified persons in my locality and verify if the hinge pin slant radius is congruent with the tubular collar centrific. Best leave these engineering issues to the experts and not some inter net persons.


LOL Sounds like some engineers I know.
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Before I went off nilly willy and started bending structural components, I would contact the correct and qualified persons in my locality and verify if the hinge pin slant radius is congruent with the tubular collar centrific. Best leave these engineering issues to the experts and not some inter net persons.


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Don't forget to get a permit.
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And have it tested for lead, asbestos and mold before starting work.
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O.K., Ladies and Gentlemen--it sounds as if some of you are starting to celebrate too early. "Gabriel24", these are some of the better readers and advice givers on this forum. Maybe after they sober up in a few days and the new year begins, they will feel better. The suggestion that "paul100" gave you is a tried, proven, old school, method of solving a swinging door problem. But, why is is swinging closed by itself? Probably something out-of-level here. IF you have a level, short or long, check the outside edge of the door at the point where it is almost closed, then at 45 degrees from closed, and then at about 90 degrees open. IF you notice that the door edge is out-of-level (actually plumb) at any of these points, then you have a problem. The bent hinge pin will probably do what you need rather than trying to fix a wall-out-of-plumb problem. OH and Kevin--it should be "the hinge pin slant radius is consistent with the tubular collar radii", I believe. Happy New Year to All, , , ,David
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Only prob w/bending the pin is that it may very well result in a creaky door when the seasons change....if that does happen, a little lock graphite will cure it....but if your door frame is out of plumb, and you don't mind fixing that...it would be the right way to do it...it might be a simple matter of rubber mallet meets jamb and a couple of fresh finish nails, at best...anything beyond that, and bending the pin would be my fix...cheers!

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