10:20AM | 12/19/01
Member Since: 12/18/01
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I need to replace a door hinge that is spring loaded. I can't keep it seperated long enough to get a screw in. The box said that the pin was non-removeable. HELP!!


06:11AM | 12/20/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
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Hi glory_dweller,
Check the top of the hinge for an allen wrench type hole.You'll need to turn this fitting to reduce pressure on the retaining pin (which should be in a hole in the side of the shaft).You should be able to bang out the retaining pin with a hammer and nailset and there may be one or two more down the shaft.
Once the pins are out,the hinge acts like a normal hinge.After installing the hinge to the door and frame,insert the allen wrench and turn until you can reinstall the pins (a cut nail is much easier).


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