Q&A: Doors, Bend A Hinge Pin To Hold Door Open – On the House

Q&A: Doors, Bend A Hinge Pin To Hold Door Open

By on September 11, 2016
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Q. Wouldn’t it have been easier to advise your readers to remove the pins and wipe them off and clean out the hinge pin opening? Then if that didn’t work they could try your “pin bending” method. – Nancy, Novato, CA.

A. A reader recently lubricated his door hinge and stopped the noise it was making, but once lubricated the door would no longer stay open by itself. We suggested increasing the friction by removing the hinge pin, bending it slightly with the rap of a hammer and then replacing it. Your suggestion proves that “there is more than one way to skin a cat”. Thanks for the input. And, good luck!

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