mysterious moving door hinge

Kelly S
by Kelly S
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 HomeSpot HQ on Jan 08, 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 Kelly S on Jan 08, 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 Kelly S on Jan 12, 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 Kelly S on Jan 13, 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.