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Old 12-20-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Hi,
I've been stripping, painting and re-hanging some doors in a 50s apartment. For most of them I've been able to strip back the hinges to the bare steel, polish them and re-use, so it's been easy to rehang. But on these big double doors, the hinges are too rusted and crappy to salvage.

I've tried to replace like for like, but no luck. New hinges have a different hole pattern which would se some holes almost line up, and some close to the edge of the door. Is it best to cut a new mortice a little in and up so the holes are offset? If I offset the mortice the same amount on the door and frame, do you think it should be fairly straightforward to hang?

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:48 AM   #2
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It looks like the old hinges had a much smaller leaf that what is available today. Depending on how the door sits in the frame, the hinge is usually about 1/8" from the opposite door edge. I would open the mortice.

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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I have had this problem and whittled small pegs to drive into old holes trim them flush to jamb and redrill leaving original mortise. you will stillneed to adjust for deeper butt
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Polk's on the right track. Golf tees and glue.
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golf tees - nice idea!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Start reading a few pages back: http://books.google.com/books?id=pnq...hinges&f=false
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Thanks Gary, some good basics there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:44 PM   #8
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I use a 5/32" drill bit (1/32" over 1/8") with drill stop drilling holes 3/4 to 1 inch deep. I cut off 1/8" dowel to the length of the 3/4 or 1 inch hole minus 3/32" for glue overflow. Put a light coat of interior/exterior glue on cut dowels and drive them into holes. Wait about 30 minutes and you have a like new surface to drill and screw to.
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From experience working on older homes with older doors: Plug the existing holes using whichever method you choose, then drill for your new hinge(s) to locate it as the old hinge(s) were. This will make hanging the door so much easier. Good Luck, David
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:39 AM   #10
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Just wanted to say thanks for the advice. Ended up up using golf tees, making the mortice a little wider and re hanging. worked a treat, only tricky bit was needing to add some shims under the hinges to push the door away from the jamb a little.

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