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coolsteel 01-23-2007 07:29 PM

Unusual Request
 
Firstly i have my reasons, how would i make a door hinge squeak quickly?, tried water but no joy, any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

jproffer 01-23-2007 10:36 PM

Take out the pin and put it in water until it rusts....??????

On a side note, I must admit, I'm curious....care to share with the class why you actually WANT a hinge to squeak :)

jimmyfunk 01-23-2007 11:42 PM

:confused1: I'll venture a guess....simply because it has to be done... maybe he wants to be alarmed if someone enters the room

coolsteel 01-24-2007 12:15 AM

Spot on Jimmy

Erebus 01-24-2007 01:43 AM

I'd try to remove any lubrication with a good degreaser (both halves of the hinge, and the pin). I'm thinking break cleaner, or similar. Still not sure if that would cause a squeak, but worth a try

Bonus 01-24-2007 01:52 AM

Years ago I thought I would do my girlfriend a favour and oil the hinges in her house, they ALL squeaked, turned out she didn't like it 'cos she could lie in bed at night and know which kid was doing what by the different squeaks from the different doors.

To answer your question, I tried but failed to get them to squeak again. It took some time but it did happen. :wink:

RYANINMICHIGAN 01-24-2007 11:04 AM

Why not a bell on the top of the door casing?

Furnace_dude 01-24-2007 11:09 AM

becauce jimmy or sue wont think anything of the hinge when they sneak in late

sheeter 01-24-2007 07:10 PM

It would be worth trying this; remove the grease from the hinge and bend the pin ever so slightly. Most hinges squeek because the pin turns with one side of the hinge and rubs the other.

Furnace_dude 01-25-2007 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by sheeter (Post 31154)
It would be worth trying this; remove the grease from the hinge and bend the pin ever so slightly. Most hinges squeek because the pin turns with one side of the hinge and rubs the other.

and simple soap will remove grease but i'd say get engine degreaser

fhivinylwindows 01-25-2007 01:31 PM

If the kids are sneaking out in the winter, install a deadbolt, lock them out and when the doorbell rings you will find your guilty one.

Furnace_dude 01-25-2007 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by fhivinylwindows (Post 31216)
If the kids are sneaking out in the winter, install a deadbolt, lock them out and when the doorbell rings you will find your guilty one.


why not call the cops and tell them someone is trying to get into the house and your afraid to go near the door, wait for cops to get there and then come down and you say you dont know who your kid is, a night in jail would straighten them up nice



or come to the door with self defense item of your choice and 'almost' use it on them because you thought they were a burglar, they may think about getting home on time next time

ron schenker 01-25-2007 05:17 PM

Loosen off your door casing, and move it tighter to the hinge, then brad nail it back on. It will rub when the door is opened and make a nice squeek.

SnoBird 01-25-2007 09:08 PM

Set a loud alarm clock for 10 minutes after their curfew and place near the front door. If they're not home in time to turn off the alarm--Moma knows!

KUIPORNG 01-26-2007 11:03 AM

Send them to military boarding school...


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