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John Laluk

10:46AM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 01/21/04
4 lifetime posts
Where we have two doors that are close together, installed on the top hinge pin is a devise with rubber bumpers that prevent the doors from hitting each other or to prevent the door from opening too far. After a few weeks of door opening and closing the hinge pin rises and the bumpers are somewhat loose. I hit them flush with a hammer to seat, but after a few weeks they become loose again. As an experiment, I applied two 1/16" wide strips of masking tape along the length of each side of the hinge pin, but the hinge pin still becomes loose. Any suggestion would be welcome.

John

devildog

09:48AM | 02/12/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
The rubber bumpers you have didn't work for me. It always seems like they put too much stress on the door if kids are opening it. I like the baseboard mounted ones better.

But that isn't your question. My doors wouldn't stay shut unless you closed them all the way. They just kept swinging open. Everyone told me to take one of the pins out and set it on a hard surface. Give a good whack with a hammer and put it back in. By bending the pin just a little you create more resistance so the door stays closed or in your case the pin stays down.

Hope this works,
Devildog



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