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Here are 4 simple fixes you can do over the weekend (and between soccer or softball games for the kids!!!!).
Fix #1 - Tighten all the hinge screws. Yes, believe it or not using the door jiggles screws loose. This is way too easy but effective.
Fix #2 - Replace all the small screws (3/4 inch hinge screws should be banned) with two inch wood or deck screws that will ensure your hinges never come loose again.
Fix #3 - Add golf tees to enlarged screw holes. Employ this technique when your screws spin without gripping the wood in the door or frame. If you have a hollow core door this may not work if it's been trimmed down excessively but still give it a shot.
Fix #4- Place cardboard shims behind hinges. Where do you get the cardboard? Shoe boxes, they work great.
For more detailed explanations, solutions guide, and goofy video with me looking like a crazy man you can check out my blog post at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/4-simple-ways...
P.S. This could be my last post on Hometalk. I'm running the Pittsburgh Marathon relay and although my distance is only 6.1 miles there's a 50/50 shot I might need CPR. So if there's no post next week you know the race was a disaster-LOL.
Greetings and salutations to all of you: I have a request, does anyone of you know have any advice on how to do this? I have a 6 pocket steel front door, because of the HOA I can not just
change the style of my door, so I want to cut the pocket inserts out and put glass into it. Has anyone done this before? What would be the best on doing this? The door is steel.. THANKS for any advice :-)