Brenda D
Brenda D
  • Hometalker
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
Asked on Mar 8, 2012

I need to remove snapped off hinge screws from the door frame of an external door.

KMS Woodworks3po3

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I need to replace rusted hinges on several external french doors. The hinge screws are badly weathered. During attempted removal, the screw heads have snapped off leaving the shaft in the door frame. Is it possible to get the screw shafts out of the door frame without the need to replace the frame? How do I do this?
2 answers
  • 3po3
    on Mar 9, 2012

    Here are a few helpful answers to a similar question a while back: http://www.hometalk.com/activity/91241 Good luck, Brenda.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 11, 2012

    Brenda....the best way would be to get a "screw extractor" that is of the tubular type. This basically drills out the broken screw along with a plug of wood around it. Once this is out , you can then insert (with glue) a dowel rod of the same diameter as the hole...once that is dried you can pre-drill a pilot hole and install new screws.....I have done this a number of times.

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