In a rented flat, I saw the that a door wasn't closing properly, and noticed that the hinge screws were loose and not centered.
So I decided to unscrew them, and set them back in properly.
Sadly, by unscrewing them, the screw bases which were probably already broken just came out in pieces (I think they are called anchors, or dowels, by googling, not sure though).
The door is wooden, and it has a crack along the holes, which was most likely formed after the door was set in place.
Below are 3 images that show exactly what I'm talking about:
- How the hinge looks
- How the holes look, also, the crack
- What I found when I unscrewed the hinge
What should I do?
Q1: What exactly are the plastic things called, the yellow thing in image 3? I'm asking so I know what to ask for in a hardware store.
Q2: Should I just buy and replace the anchors?
Q3: Concerning the crack, it seems pretty stable. I'm sure for long-term it's probably a good idea to replace the door altogether. Meanwhile, while googling I've found there's some clays which I could pour in the crack to stabilize it. Should I consider this as well?