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Old 01-23-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Firstly i have my reasons, how would i make a door hinge squeak quickly?, tried water but no joy, any suggestions?
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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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

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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I'll venture a guess....simply because it has to be done... maybe he wants to be alarmed if someone enters the room
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:15 AM   #4
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Spot on Jimmy
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:43 AM   #5
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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
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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Why not a bell on the top of the door casing?
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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becauce jimmy or sue wont think anything of the hinge when they sneak in late
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:41 AM   #10
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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
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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.
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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
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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.

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Old 01-25-2007, 09:08 PM   #14
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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!
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Send them to military boarding school...

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