Trying to remove a door at my apartment, and it has a door hinge that looks like this

hinge picture #1

and here's an image of another one hinge picture #2

They are both painted over quite a bit, so it's difficult to see how I'm supposed to attack it. Anyone familiar with these and how I should try to remove them?

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    Have you tried lifting up with the door open? Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 23:49
  • I tried this at first, but perhaps because of the paint and the old age, it wasn't budging. I then put a hammer underneath the door, and sort of used it to pull up harder, and it then started budging. It's now off! Thanks for your response.
    – gammapoint
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 23:57

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It was difficult to pull up by hand, because of the paint and because it's been there for awhile. But I just used a lot of force at the bottom of the door (using a hammer handle to help me pry up) and I was able to start moving it and then got it off.

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    Give it a touch of grease or oil before re-assembling.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Aug 23, 2015 at 1:23

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