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Old 08-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hinges on Vinyl Door

Have a screen tight vinyl door on my enclosed porch.


Have any of you mortised a hinge on a vinyl door? Also curious to see if any of you have worked with a screen tight door?

I surface mounted not having the confidence to start chiseling on a fairly expensive door. I did get my chisels sharpened just in case I do.

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hinges on Vinyl Door

Chiseling a mortise in vinyl is no different from wood, only there is no grain. As always, sharp tools are nice to have. I usually start a mortise by tracing the hinge with a utility knife, that reduces tearout outside the mortise.

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