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How to remove this kind of hinge with a hidden screw

How do I get to the screw to replace this hinge?
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How to repair door hinge in frame?

Yesterday I was removing some interior doors for a tiling project that was about to happen, and for one hinge on one door I couldn't knock the pin out. But I did notice that for that hinge, that the ...
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Deepen a hinge mortise without template

I have many doors in my home that we would like to switch to using a different style hinge made by Baldwin. The hinges are the same profile as the current hinges, but, are twice as thick. I know I can ...
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How to disassemble this hinge?

I have a shed of which the doors are not closing correctly anymore because the doors are hanging. I would like to disassemble the hinges in order to correct this problem, however I do not know how to ...
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How to adjust butt hinge that won't close all the way?

An old piece of furniture I have has some kind of butt hinge that doesn't close all the way. When I try to close it, the outer part collides with the corner of the inner hinge piece, something that's ...
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Will Stainless Steel Screws with Galvanized Hinges Cause Corrosion? (Exterior Application, Near Ocean)

I have a set of galvanized hinges for a shed door. The shed is located 50 feet from the ocean. Very salty air. The hinges didn't come with screws and I'm having a hard time finding suitable galvanized ...
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How do I release tension on a McKinney spring hinge?

Followup to my previous question about plumbing a door. Now I need to take off the spring hinges, but I don't know how to release the tension. Not a duplicate of this question, as my hinges are ...
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How do I plumb a door that has spring-hinges?

I moved into a new home recently, and the front door is out of plumb, causing it to rub on the frame. I found this tutorial on adjusting hinges to plumb a door. Tip #1 is to tighten the screws - ...
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What is the name of photographed hinge?

The goal is to order a replacement hinge online (such as Amazon.com) with the correct search words. The hinge is connects the door to the kitchen cabinet:
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Where to put front facing shed door hinges

I am almost done my shed except I need to hang my double barn doors. The hinges on most sheds are screwed from the outside so the hinge is completely on the exterior and sitting on the trim. I have a ...
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What kind of screw do I need here to hold a cabinet hinge?

What kind of screw is supposed to be used to mount this cabinet door hinge? You can see the screw holes circled in red. They look smoothly bored out, so not sure how the screws are held in place. ...
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Flip-up cabinet door no longer soft-closes

I have kitchen cabinets with doors that flip open. An adjustable spring will hold them up, when opened. When you close the door, it catches the fall and the last 10cm of closing is done softly. ...
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How to adjust hinges on cabinet that's started opening on its own

Different hinges than Cabinet door opening on it's own, how do I adjust this type of hinge?. We got this cabinet with the house and it's been self-closing for about ten years. Recently, it's ...
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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

The top hinge of our shower door is pulling away from the wall, which causes the door to sag and leave a little gap when it's open. I tried pushing the hinge back into place and tightening the screws, ...
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Repair broken or fallen out bolt on oven door

My son has been backing chicken with some friends, and now the door of the oven is no longer horizontal, when open, but hanging to the ground. Here is an image: I guess they have let the oven door ...
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Best way to reinforce double-gates for high winds?

Background I live in an extremely windy area where it is not uncommon to get gusts up to 40, even 50-60mph. My property is completely fenced in. The fence itself has metal reinforcement posts that ...
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What are these clips from my wardrobe panel called?

These plastic "clips" broke and fell off of the top of my wardrobe panels. Click to embiggen Now my panels are wobbling and go off rail. What are they called? There are so many variations of ...
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A new door hinge doesn't lay flat

I'm replacing the door hinge (with a spring hinge so that it closes by itself) then a new hinge doesn't fully "lay flat". Sorry it's hard to describe but see in the following pics that the ...
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Door Not Closing All The Way

I replaced the hinges on a interior (bedroom) door, and now the door will not close all the way. When I removed the old hinges/screws nothing jumped out at me that was unusual. No exceptionally long ...
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Hinge to lift up & out for an inset lid

I'm creating a new lid for my TV lift. I had one made a while ago, but the guy used a cheap piano hinge that was ever so slightly off, so one corner of the lid poked up out of the surface and it drove ...
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How Would I Remove this Mepla Hinge from the Door portion?

I don't want to damage the door by prying, so I'm hoping there's some other reasonable option. This was addressed before, but my hinge is different.
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No wood behind door jamb

The door to my daughter's room started coming off the door jamb a few weeks ago. Last night, the top hinge popped off of the jamb entirely. The house is only 3 years old. It looks like the builder ...
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What hinge to use for hidden raisable notebook platform on desk

as many of us now days I am stuck working from home these days. As my appartement was never designed for this, I do not have dedicated computer desk and I am stuck with using dining table as my ...
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How to Align Multiple Hinges

I am about to install 5 gate hinges along the 14 foot long edged between two boards. I'm concerned that there will be a misalignment so that the hinges don't operate smoothly. Before I start trial and ...
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Interior doors no longer fit flush with frames when closing

I've had some hooks over the top of my bathroom, bedroom, and office doors for the past few months. I remember the doors fit fairly snugly to the frame when I closed them around the time I moved in (a ...
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blum 170 degree face frame hinge

My parents have some cabinets in their kitchen and the door suddenly stopped closing. It seems the bottom hinge is the issue. I tried adjusting it followingthis PDF but it still just won’t close. I’ve ...
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How to adjust these soft close hinges on the door?

The cabinets in my kitchen have soft close hinges --- see pictures below. The hinges brand is Hettich. One of the cabinets suddenly stopped closing "softly" and it just slams right back in. ...
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What are pros and cons of replacing full door casings or just replacing the door itself? [closed]

We're going to update or entire house to a more modern craftsman style and we're starting with the doors and casings. We have 10 doors upstairs (three half-size), and 7 downstairs to replace. Since we'...
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How to remove embedded half of leg hinge?

I’m dismantling my desk so I can repaint it. The desk has two hinged legs, and one of the embedded hinges has separated into two. I’d like to remove the part of the hinge embedded in the desk so I can ...
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Cabinet hinge fastener

We removed all of the hinges to paint our kitchen cabinets last week. We had an issue with the pie-corner cabinet door hinges, though. When we attempted to remove the screws from one side of the hinge ...
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Options for preventing doors from slamming (wind)

In my home we tend to keep the windows open whenever the weather is moderate. We often have breezy or windy nights and it's common for doors to slam in the middle of the night or to bang repeatedly ...
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What is the name of the hinge that pops out a few inches, then swings open

I'm trying to determine the name of the type of hinge that when actuated pops outwards (or inwards) before allowing the object it's attached to to rotate open. The only examples I can think of that ...
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Inside mounted hinge for outward opening gate

I have a bit of an odd gate mounting problem. I need to install an outward opening 'side gate' but I do not want to mount the hinges on the outside of the gate (partly for security and partly because ...
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What type of hinge is this?

I need to replace some bent (30 year old) hinges on our kitchen cabinets, but I don’t know what to search for. I have looked in the big box stores and haven’t seen any that resemble the kind I need. I’...
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Problem attaching the door of the storage unit of a IKEA MALM desk

I recently bought and assembled a MALM desk. The assembly went smoothly with no issue until the last step where I need to attach the door. The hinges and the brackets are screwed in in their right ...
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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Vertical lift mechanism or push to open system for a cabinet lid?

I'll try and describe as best I can. I have a simple wooden cabinet, in which is a rack hifi system. The front of the cabinet is a solid oak overlay door that swings out. The top of the cabinet, the ...
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Should frameless glass shower door hinges be screwed into the wall at an angle?

I recently had shower glass & door installed - but the shower door hinges have their screws (ones that go into the tile wall) are screwed in at an angle, so they do not sit flush against the hinge....
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Removing a window from 1930s era building

I’ve broken a pane in one of my windows and am being quoted ludicrous amounts of money to replace it because it is an old style window on the third floor with a tree blocking access. I figured it ...
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Replacing cabinet hinges but plates don't have matching screws

I'd like to replace my cabinet hinges with soft-close hinges. I've read about overlay measurements, cup-depth, etc. I purchased a couple hinges to test and discovered that the new hinges have much ...
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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Previous owner decided to recess the hinge plate below the previous (larger) hinge plate. While the door closes, you have to pull it closes otherwise it will "spring" back open. The door ...
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What is this English wardrobe cabinet fitting?

I'd like to find out what these fittings were used for to decide whether to remove them. They are installed horizontally and vertically. My first guess was that they were swing out basket hinges, but ...
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Resources for repairing double swing door (center pin style)

My Google skills have failed me in my task today - I have a double swing cafe-style door between my living room and kitchen that the top pin has become loose on - it appears to me the door is sitting ...
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Is using a 4 inch - 5/8 hinge where a 4 inch 1/4 hinge used to go... doable?

I have a door with 3 hinges that are 4 inches - 1/4 inch radius on the corners. Finding a specific hinge with the same hole pattern seems to be impossible to find or extremely expensive. Is there any ...
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How to take off conservatory door

I'm preparing to dismantle a conservatory without breaking stuff, and I can't figure out how to take the doors off. Yes, I did put it up, but that was years ago, and I've forgotten. It must be simple -...
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How can I keep my storm door from dragging on the threshold?

I have an aluminium double glazed door that has dropped slightly and is dragging in the lower corner opposite the hinges. I can't see how to adjust these hinges. Under the black dust caps there is ...
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can the spring mechanism in a mepla match cabinet hinge be replaced?

The "spring" for this mepla hinge has broken. It's shown left of the hinge in this photo, "appearing" to be unbroken. Is there anyplace i can get new spring?
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How to fix a Front door sticks out (from the inside slightly)

I had a new front door (with frame) installed recently. The door seems to be sticking out (from the inside) in the upper left corner causing it not to seal tight against the weather stripping. Any ...
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Our door won't close, is it a sagging door or a misplaced strike plate?

We moved into a house with a custom wooden door and surrounding frame, the door is very heavy and has four hinges. The door won't close properly unless I lift it up and on hot days this doesn't work. ...
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How do you calculate the horizontal force created by a load hanging from hinges with a hinged bend (as in a hangar door)?

I am trying to calculate the horizontal force created by a raised hangar door, but for the purpose of this question, we can consider the horizontal force of a 2x4 stud that is connected as shown in ...
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