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Are there any wide-angle hinges that lift up while turning?

I need a hinge, that as part of its turning motion also moves 'up'*. It's like a casement hinge, except that unfortunately casement hinges only go until 90º, while I need a hinge that can bend at ...
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What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors?

What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors? What about the number of hinges? Does a formula or chart exist to help me figure it out? Want to make sure I don't have too ...
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What is the brand of this threaded insert

This is the reverse of a Blum hinge that is no longer made. The threaded insert is broken. The screw is M5. The 6 refers to the length of the threaded insert. Do you recognise the logo of the ...
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How to remove broken hinge which is stuck inside

There is a broken hinge which is stuck: To compare, a good hinge is removed easily like this: I tried to remove broken hinge with a hammer, however it is stuck very firmly. Is there any method to ...
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Do hinge screws become more tight-fitting over time once installed?

I've noted newly installed hinge screws can be replaced more easily if replacement is within days after fitting. If left for weeks or more, they become considerably harder to remove due to friction. ...
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Risk of overtorquing wood screws with T-handle screwdrivers?

The screws in question are 4.5 x 30mm A2 stainless steel hinge screws. As far as I can tell, they are good quality, branded (TIMco), double-countersunk, manufactured by thread rolling. Material is ...
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How do I attatch my fence gate hinges

I have these hinges And I want to attach it to my fence but it the holes will miss the cross board. The bolts they gave me aren't long enough to reach the post. Should I just get longer bolts and ...
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How does a ball bearing door hinge work?

I've been unable to find a clear explanation of the design principle behind a ball bearing door hinge. In the image below, the casing for a ball bearing assembly is highlighted. One description ...
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Galvanized steel hinge screws with stainless steel hinges: What is the risk of galvanic corrosion?

The screws in question are zinc-plated hardened steel screws (1 1/4 in) for use with heavy duty fire-rated stainless steel interior door hinges of unspecified grade. There is a theoretical risk of ...
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How to properly drill new holes in metal door for installing new door hinges?

I need to replace some old door hinges and the current hinges only have 2 of the 4 holes drilled. I am installing 4x4 self closing hinges and want to have all the screws installed. Problem is I did a ...
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Caster type and placement for rotating cabinet

I have a cabinet that I want to function as a sort of door to a storage space behind it. It will be fixed to the wall with a set of hinges, so that it can swing open. Because the cabinet with contents ...
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Can I replace my face mount hinges with hidden ones?

I've got face mount 3/8 In (10 Mm) inset hinges on my kitchen cabinets. I'd like to replace them with hidden hinges. Is it possible?
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Wood glue to reinforce screw holes in an oak frame?

This is for load-bearing bronze screws in an oak frame, carrying a heavy oak door. Four of the screws were removed momentarily for maintenance work. Two of the screw holes may have been stripped ...
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What causes this glass shower door hinge separation

This glass shower door was installed in 2013. The top hinge has worked itself loose three times over six years. It's not pulling away from the wall; the internal hinge is coming apart. Is this a ...
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Switching door hinges to other side

I'd like to reposition my door/hinges so it opens from the other side (and swings in the opposite direction). Is it just a matter of installing hinges on the opposite side of the door frame and re-...
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Looking for a part: I want to put a vertical hinge onto a standing pipe

I would like to attach some kind of pivoting hinge onto a 1/2" - 3/4" metal pipe (e.g. galvanized or cast-iron): Something almost like this but instead of bolting onto a flat surface, it clamps onto ...
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Door not flush to door stop at the top but is at the bottom

I have recently replaced an interior door and the door now bows away from the door stop at the top (latch side) about a 1/4 inch but is about flush at the bottom . I am at a loss for how to correct ...
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Powering 12V LED strip thru European hinges

This is something im planning to do and in fact already half way into building it. The idea is I'm installing sections of LED strip behind the cabinet door and its on the door itself. This door is ...
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Should I replace the door hinge or add a new pin?

I have a bi-fold door which uses door hinge that connects two doors of the bi-fold door. It has three hinges and two of them require some work as follows: Hinge 1 - The pin is missing entirely. ...
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Kitchen cabinet door doesn't stay open

The door to our kitchen cabinet doesn't stay open at a right angle. Instead, it swings closed right away. How can I have it stay open until I want to close it?
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How much weight can a piece of 5/8" drywall hold on a hinge?

I am creating a window shutter to go over my window; the shutter is made out of drywall (the purpose is soundproofing fyi). The shutters will be hinged so they can open. Each shutter will have 2 ...
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Gate hinge position/location

Which side of this cabinet/gate hinge should go on the cabinet door? I believe the long-side. https://www.natman.com/detail/841-ornamental-reversible-t-hinges-n881-904 Further, should the hinge pin ...
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Bent Door Hinge & Partially Broken Frame

This door was slammed so hard that it flew past the peice of wood that is nailed to the frame and now the hinges are severely bent. The door doesn’t close completely. In fact it now opens in the wrong ...
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Door very stiff, how to fix?

My home's door has been replaced with a heavier fire door, however it's super stiff now and requires a lot of strength to open. I think the door itself is quite heavy, but I also think that the '...
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How to remove door hinge cap?

I have a door that swings open, I’ve watched a few videos about removing the pin and bending it to stop the swing. Unfortunately none of the videos I’ve watched have a hinge like mine, in the photo ...
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Extending a narrow high kitchen table with lateral side-wings

We have a narrow raised kitchen table (with bar stools): I would like to build a simple extension for it so that more people fit around the table. Something like this (or this) would be ideal, but ...
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Barrel/“Paris” hinge pivot orientation

I've seen some doors in Europe with mixed barrel hinge (Fr. "paumelle de Paris") orientation. Unusually these have the pivot pointing up, but occasionally I've seen a door with one of hinges mounted ...
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What is purpose of end hinge on garage door?

What is purpose of end hinges that is mounted on 4 section garage doors? This one is from a Pella garage door and mounts on side above where the rollers are mounted. The door uses 6 of these. -3 on ...
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How to fix front door that needs to be pulled for latch to open?

My front door lever/latch feels as if locked from the outside when unlocked, either you have pull the door a bit and then press the lever or press down really hard and the lever opens the latch. Is ...
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From factory the J-Bolt Gate hinge is too large, the gate will sag -how do I fix it?

I have the below two pieces. When #1 is connected to #2 which is set in horizontal position, #1's hole is too large and it goes downward, the result is that the gate will sag
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Are there hinges that will accommodate 1.5 in thick cabinet doors? If so, would they solve the issue discussed below?

I'm adding a frame around my kitchen cabinet doors, using lengths of oak that are 3/4" thick x 2 1/2" wide. The 3/4" thick frame makes the cabinet doors 1 1/2" thick, and when I reattached the hinged ...
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Identify screw and dowel on this cabinet door

What are these? Screw has two positions: fixed and loose. I can only switch between them but I cannot unscrew.
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How to fix this door hinge

One of my door hinges came out. Now the hole is loose and the hinge doesn't stay in the hole. Door keeps falling. How do I repair this? If it can be glued, what kind of glue should I use?
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How to find replacement for this Blum-type hinge

I have a broken hinge on a mirror cabinet. It is some kind of Blum-like hinge: it is connected to the bottom of the cabinet and then in the side to a door. I can not seem to find such a hinge ...
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What kind of latch mechanism should I use for this movable ceiling under my deck?

I have a nice deck, installed by a contractor years ago. We wanted to use the space under the deck as a covered patio area, so I built a drop-ceiling under the deck. It's made of overlapping panels of ...
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How to decrease tension on Everbilt Spring Tee Hinge?

I accidentally tightened the hinge (maybe 3-4 times) before installing the darn thing on the gate. Now i have a self-closing hinge that is way too tight! The instructions mention how to decrease the ...
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Kitchen cupboard replacement hinges too close: How to fix?

I've replaced the hinges on my kitchen cabinet doors because the spring in the old ones broke. I've used these as they were closest to the old hinge type. Unfortunately, the two cupboard doors are ...
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Gap on top and side of entry door

I know this has been asked by several folks on the forum, but I wanted to ask specific to my situation. We live in a new construction home in Central NJ, just moved in this past September. When we ...
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How to install hinges after cutting custom door past wooden edges and composite exposed?

I had to cut a standard door (30x80) down to a custom size to fit into a custom opening for a renovation project. On the hinge side, I had to remove enough material that I am now past the solid ...
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Are there any special tools, materials or techniques required for building a staircase door?

I have recently moved to a house that has a converted attic. It isn't a huge space but would make a reasonable den or man-cave were it not for the fact that the staircase cuts the room almost in half ...
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Is there a hinge which will move both connected doors when just a single door is moved?

I'm about to finish setting up a new IKEA kitchen, and I'm now trying to fit a non-IKEA integrated dishwasher into it. As many apparently before me have discovered, this is not "plug and play" (unless ...
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Double demountable hinge won't close

I'm replacing the hinges on my cabinet and this hinge won't allow the cabinet door to close tight. It appears the hinge is rocking on the cabinet face when I try to push the door tight. I've tried a ...
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Repair an old cylindrical hinge on an old bedroom closet

After moving day, I think the hinge of an old bedroom closet door became crooked (upper left photo). It's a metal bar that's screwed on the bottom of the door, and a small cylinder sticks out. This ...
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Hinge with part perpendicular to other [closed]

I'm searching for the name of a hinge that looks like this for my project: Middle part should be able to turn almost 90 degrees on both sides. Does this kind of hinge exists and if so, does it have a ...
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Building flip up seat - correct hinge

I'm looking to build a self-tipping seat such as what you'd find in a cinema or sports stadium. What kind of hinge system would it require? I can't seem to find anything online. Thanks
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Can I use silicone lubricant on oven door hinges?

After using my self-cleaning cycle on my oven, the door hinges squeak. What is safe to use to stop the squeak? I have used olive oil, but it does not last.
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How do I lubricate these spring loaded hinges?

Some of my cupboards have these spring loaded hinges, and they have started making an horrendous noise. They look like this: How do I lubricate these hinges? Do I need to open them up? I'm afraid ...
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What tools or technique to use for cutting hinge and dead bolt recesses?

I have to hang several new six panel interior doors. Since these are not pre-hung they don't have the recesses cut away for hinges or the bolt or the door handle. I have the jig to use to cut out the ...
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Need suggestion on appropriate hinge type for fixing cabinet door

I have an antique cabinet and the doors are coming off. The top and the bottom hooks there to the doors are no longer holding the doors in place. The doors are supposedly inset and are having a ...
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DIY glass shower door

I have a bunch of tempered glass panels from disassembled patio doors. I'd like to use one of these panes as a shower door. Most glass shower doors are hung with drilled holes or with cutouts in ...