Asked on Jan 8, 2013

mysterious moving door hinge

Kelly SWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.comHomeSpot HQ


What could be causing the lowest door hinge pin to keep climbing out of the hinge? The hinge is on the outswing French doors between our family room/office leading to the deck. Only the bottom hinge pin is doing this. We drive it in and it climbs out.
6 answers
  • HomeSpot HQ
    on Jan 8, 2013

    The pin is probably loose from wear over time and wiggling its way out. I can't think of a good solutions, but there are a couple patch fix ideas. One idea would be to put a small screw just above it into the wood to hold it down. But this might be unsightly. Another idea would be to remove the pin, put a very slight bend in it with a hammer, and then reinsert it. The bend would keep it tight against the edges. Not the best fixes.

  • Kelly S
    on Jan 8, 2013

    @Tyler Golberg, thanks for the tips. The doors are only 7 years old and it is only the bottom one. It gets out every week.

  • Bend it like Tyler said. That will fix it for good.

  • Kelly S
    on Jan 13, 2013

    Why is it doing this? None of our other doors are acting this way.

  • This normally happens if the hinge is slightly out of square from the rest and as the door opens and closes it twists it screwing it out of the barrel. . Or a poltergeist has effected it.

  • Kelly S
    on Jan 14, 2013

    Unscrewing itself makes sense but so does a poltergeist, this development was a hog farm about 20 years ago. yum yum I can hear bacon calling my name.

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