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cgibber

06:43AM | 12/27/06
Member Since: 12/26/06
3 lifetime posts
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I have a bedroom door that won't stay open. It used to but because of a couple squeaks when we closed the door, we lubed the hinges and guess what? Now the door is perfectly quiet but won't stay open. Any suggestions?

Thanks

guinsj2008

06:00AM | 03/07/08
Member Since: 03/06/08
2 lifetime posts
I've had the exact same problem, did you ever find an easy solution?

doug seibert

08:27AM | 03/07/08
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Just drive the hinge pins out....one at a time.......

and wipe off the pin and use a Q-tip in the hinge barrels........

replace the pin and repeat

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."

guinsj2008

05:01AM | 03/11/08
Member Since: 03/06/08
2 lifetime posts
Tried to take hinge pins out, but in there too tight and won't come out.

yikemike

01:43PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 11/09/03
4 lifetime posts
Hi- Ever solve that one?

cgibber

03:12PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 12/26/06
3 lifetime posts
Yeah, I pulled the door off and worked the barrels of the hinges and it worked. Just clean up the barrels and q-tip the barrels and it should work.

yikemike

04:04PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 11/09/03
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply and forgive my ignorance but what excactly is "working" the barrels? And q-tips are used for ..... cleaning??

cgibber

03:35AM | 07/07/08
Member Since: 12/26/06
3 lifetime posts
The barrels are what you pull the pins out of on the hinge...working them is kind of bending slightly to make them not so straight but just enough to make the pin go in a little tougher and q-tip cleaning those barrels doesn't really do anything but make the door a little easier to open and close I would just "work the barrels"

yikemike

09:07AM | 07/07/08
Member Since: 11/09/03
4 lifetime posts
Thanks! If that doesn't work I'll buy a bead curtain!

kenshalek

05:28PM | 10/22/09
Member Since: 10/14/09
16 lifetime posts
Hello, sounds like your door is out of plumb. set a level on your wall..most likely the (hinge) side is not in plane with your (lockside). re-install...

Kenny Shalek

Senior Installer / Sales Technician

K & K Window Service

Custom Doors & Windows, Chicago, Lake Geneva, WI, Milwaukee, WI

http://kandkwindowservice.com
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