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fred2007 11-11-2007 04:13 PM

Hinge door stop
I thought this was going to be so easy. The only kind of stop I can use on my door is a hinge door stop, but it won't work because the hinge pin does not remain tight in the hinge after I put the stop in the pin. It seems that the original hinge pins have a slightly larger diameter in the top 1/4 inch of the pin and it is this additional diameter that keeps the pin tight in the hinge. However, the stop covers up this part of the hinge pin so that the pin cannot 'set' itself in the hinge. I tried longer replacement pins but because the part of the pin that has a slightly larger diameter is still only the top 1/4 inch of the pin, the pins still do not remain in the hinge with the stop installed. It seems that in order to use a hinge stop, you also need a companion hinge pin that has an enlarged diameter (at the top) which is longer than the width of the stop. Any suggestions?

Sammy 11-11-2007 04:23 PM

I have never had a problem using hinge pin stops. Remember they do rotate even when installed.. Is your pin riding back up out of the hinge?

XSleeper 11-11-2007 04:59 PM

Hinge mounted door stops usually come with a clear plastic sleeve (like a bushing) that you slide onto the hinge pin before putting it back in. Perhaps you lost this while taking it out of the package?

fred2007 11-11-2007 07:00 PM

thanks!!! -- no instructions on the bag and not one set of DIY hinge door stop instructions on the web mentioned this sleeve so I didn't see what I wasn't looking for. Job done.:thumbup:

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