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Old 08-22-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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I purchased a Emco Storm Door from Home Depot few years ago. Unfortunately, the wind blew it open so hard that it ripped the screws out of the door. After that, the door would not close properly.

I removed the door to see the damage and noticed that the screws split the chipwood. How can I repair the wood so that I'm able to screw the door back onto the hinges?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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How can I repair the wood so that I'm able to screw the door back onto the hinges?
If you own a pile of bar clamps a repair is possible, otherwise the door is trashed.

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How do I use the bar clamps to repair the wood?


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If you own a pile of bar clamps a repair is possible, otherwise the door is trashed.
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It's really not worth fixing.
Partacal board does not hold screws well when it's new, gluing it back together at best will be a temperary fix.
The reason it failed is no one probaly installed a safety chain at the top of the door.
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you might could get by with some glue and longer screws that penetrate deeper into the side of the door more and grab better...
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I think I'd try filling the crack with waterproof wood glue. Then sandwich the door between two 2x4s. Maybe use some wax paper so you don't glue the 2x4s to the door. Then clamp the 2x4s with as many clamps as you can find. At least 6. Use longer screws to reattach the hinge, pre-drilled. It might work. If it doesn't, you're only out the cost of the glue. You needed the clamps anyway.
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I think I'd try filling the crack with waterproof wood glue. Then sandwich the door between two 2x4s. Maybe use some wax paper so you don't glue the 2x4s to the door. Then clamp the 2x4s with as many clamps as you can find. At least 6. Use longer screws to reattach the hinge, pre-drilled. It might work. If it doesn't, you're only out the cost of the glue. You needed the clamps anyway.
That sounds like it just might work. I'd try it.

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