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Embedded door hinges - how to remove

Has anyone seen this type of door hinge that's semi-embedded into the door frame? I'm in process of switching these hinges out for more modern ones, but not sure how I can remove this. I can't tell if ...
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Identify Storm Door [closed]

I have a bent storm door hinge rail and having trouble identifying the manufacturer. It's a 3 hinge rail, but the sticker is a little warn. The glass is made by Guardian, but don't thing the door is....
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How can I repair a cabinet hinge torn from the frame?

Someone fell and landed on an open bathroom vanity door. It ripped the upper hinge from the side of the cabinet, and splintering the wood. Using the same 3/4" screw would not work as the back ...
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How do I fix a metal storm door that is too low on its hinges?

We have an aluminum glass door outside of our front door that won't close or open without serious force. It looks like it needs to be lifted on the hinges, as pictured. There is a gap at the top of ...
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How can I vertically adjust my exterior door hinges?

I cannot figure out how to vertically adjust these hinges in my glass door. The door is not closing properly, but only on the top side, and it creaks with strong winds, and even partially opens from ...
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What type of hinges to use to pivot at the corner of an outdoor enclosure?

I'm building a simple outdoor enclosure for a rain barrel and assorted irrigation equipment. It’s a wooden frame wrapped around with cedar plank. On its front, a gate that pivots right from the corner....
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How to slow closure of a spring-operated chain link fence gate?

Question: Is there a way to slow down the speed a chain link fence gate opens? Context: Our preschool has a basic chain link fence with a standard entry gate (see photo). We recently installed a ...
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Do soft closing interior door hinges exist?

I just bought a bunch of soft closing hinges for my kitchen cabinets and this led me to thinking if there is any such hinges for regular interior doors like hallway/bathroom doors. It would be great ...
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What are some options for under decking fencing that allows access?

Right now I have a deck that has vinyl lattice (diamond shaped) surrounding it. Each piece is about 3 feet by 4 feet and is attached to support poles from the deck. The deck is about 5 feet off the ...
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Unclippng IKEA PAX Hinges

I am moving my IKEA PAX storage unit, and I need to remove the doors to lighten the load. How do I unclip these hinges? My google searches seem to show a slightly different hinge than the one I have ...
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Looking for a hinge that slides out first

I am trying to find a hinge that will come out about 2-4 inches and then open. I can find slide mechanisms for furniture like a TV stand or armoire but they slide back once opened but I need one that ...
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How to make a KESSEBOHMER hinge mechanism lift more weight?

I have a wall-mounted cupboard that I bought some about 7 years ago. It has a lift-up front face which is driven by a KESSEBOHMER hinge mechanism. The face falls when lifted, apparently a common issue ...
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Hinge allowance for driveway gate

I am building a driveway gate which spans about 15 feet i.e. each gate will be about 7.5 feet wide. I ordered these hinges and would like to figure out the exact width of each gate. The "pivot&...
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Bifold door "flat-lying" hinges? [closed]

Painted my old bifold doors and want to replace the 2.5" tall brass hinges that span across the back of two doors, like this: Problem is, the old hinges lie perfectly flat against the doors so ...
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Is there a type of cabinet hinge that allows opening over baseboards?

To fit some pre-built cabinets into a space I removed a portion of the baseboards so the cabinet is right to the wall not thinking about the doors. Is there a type of European hinge that as it opens ...
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Hinges for a Murphy Desk

I am building a murphy desk (that closes up, not down). The desk would basically extend an Ikea Kallax-like custom cube shelf unit. I would like the table surface to seamlessly continue the bottom ...
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Door not hitting frame evenly

My door latch is not catching but I realized that the door is hitting the frame unevenly. The door seems to hit the frame first at top - I have to pull the door in with a bit of force to make it catch....
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How can I adjust door hinges to fix a sagging door?

The door to the kitchen is sagging quite badly, damaging the floor. The door is heavy, so before inviting a friend and taking it off the hinges, I wanted to ask for advice. Maybe someone has had a ...
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Double swing door

I have a door in a restaurant that swings into the kitchen and out into the dining room at the top is hitting the wall as it closes. Originally I had two hinges on the top and one hinge on the bottom ...
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Norton door closer - older model - how to adjust?

I've tried searching and cant seem to find what model this is or how to adjust it. This door slams shut and I want to adjust it to slow down. https://imgur.com/a/3JgZ4tJ
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Why are wide throw hinges so expensive relative to normal ones? [closed]

For some reason, neither Home Depot or Lowe's sell wide-throw hinges. They sell regular hinges of all sizes, but not wide-throw hinges. For reference, a wide-throw hinge is one where the hinge's ...
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How can I hinge former bifold doors with a half jamb in front of them?

I have a closet with bifold doors. They keep coming off the track so I decided to get rid of the damn thing and separate the two panels and fashion them into swinging doors. There’s one problem that I ...
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Complex door hinge

How do I adjust this hinge and does it have a name?
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Hanging a thinner interior door on original frame

We live in a 1950's house and are replacing the internal doors. We've bought new doors of the same height and width as the originals, however they don't seem to be made as thick as they used to be. ...
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Squeaking Cabinet Hinges

My kitchen has old Grass brand 850-01 wrap around hinges that are starting to squeak. Based on advice from online sources, including one older question here, I tried using silicone lubricant spray. ...
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Building a gate to fit in a 3/4" door jamb

I am building a gate for a friend of mine to block the door pictured below. The problem I have run into is the jamb has only 3/4" to work with before the door stop. Would it be feasible for me to ...
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Door corner hinges pin keeps falling. How can I fix it?

Attached is the photo. The pin keeps failing (circled in red). How can I fix it? Please let me know.
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How do I deal with misalignment in cabinet doors resulting in gaps?

I hired some contractors to do some carpentry work, but after months the gaps between the doors are appearing and it looks ugly. Because of the gap, it has become safe haven for cockroach and lizards....
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What is this type of hinge - and how do I remove it?

I'm looking into refurbishing an old kitchen, and encountered a problem I hadn't expected: I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the hinges from the cabinets. The hinges look as follows (...
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This shower door isn't closing in the correct position. How do I fix it?

Having a issue where this shower door swings open and doesn't stay closed. I have to take a shower with the door swinged into the shower or open letting water out. These are saloon style hinges so ...
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The cabinet hinge is becoming less secure, and there are cracks in the cabinet door frame

Over time, the cabinet hinge has progressively become looser, and there are noticeable cracks developing in the wooden component. I'm interested in finding out if there's a permanent solution for ...
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Can these hinges be tightened?

I have a very loose cabinet door seen here: https://imgur.com/Ep3tycf Can these hinges be fixed/tightened or do they need to be replaced?
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How to fix exterior metal French door with concealed hinges?

Just moved in and have a couple of exterior French doors that get stuck. Hinges seem a bit tight and door seems misaligned. Bottom part is the one that touches together. I don't know what these type ...
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How should I lubricate a hinge that does not have a removable pin?

I live in a house with some very old hardware, including these hinges which have started to squeak. The hinges don't appear to have a removable pin, as both of the end knuckles seem to be completely ...
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How to temporarily remove one hinge on a door with two hinges

I have several interior doors with two hinges, where some of the screw holes are stripped. Using longer screws or toothpicks and glue didn’t work, and I would like to fill the holes with epoxy and ...
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Can't seem to get a door hinge tight which is causing a door that won't latch

This is interior door that sits around 4 inches from the nearest perpendicular wall. We had a contractor put it in around 3 years ago and it was fine until this past month. The latch no longer lines ...
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How I fix this attic door misalignment. Hinge bent

Pictures Just moved into this home and this attic door does not close. Looks like the hinge (door hinge like part) is bent. How do I fix this? I don't see any parts available either. I am worried that ...
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Where can I find replacements for Oxberg door hinges with a damper? [closed]

I have Ikea Oxberg hinges that my 2yo is slamming heavily. I wonder if there is a replacement that can have a damper? Ikea does not provide such, so maybe anyone knows a replacement?
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How do I remove this door?

As I don't know what these hinges are I can't google for the instructions. It would make the painting easier if I could remove these doors, but I can't see how to remove the hinges.
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How to fix Andersen storm door that's leaning and dragging?

Images: https://imgur.com/a/x8YLwiV I have an Andersen storm door. The serial number is included in the image[1] above. The metal frame itself is level and aligned with the doorframe. However, the ...
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Help removing screws from this cabinet hinge

Hi I need help removing screws from the side of the cabinet hinge found inside the cabinet carcass. Turning the screws does nothing to loosen them out, they just spin around. The screws seem to be ...
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How can I repair a 6x6 fence post split at the hinge mounted near the edge?

Any suggestions on a way to fix a 6x6 fence post that has split at the fasteners to the top hinge of the gate that attaches to it. It's buried in concrete so I'd rather not dig it out to replace it. ...
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What's the best way to install hinges into particle board/chipboard without causing splintering?

I have several large particle board/chipboard built-in wardrobe doors (approx 2000mm X 600mm X 20mm). The last person to install them screwed the hinged into the 20mm sides. Over time a lot of the ...
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How do I oil this door hinge?

I have a big door with two hinges I never saw before in my life. The door squeaks terribly - and I'm not sure if it's one of the hinges or both but I'd like to lubricate both. How do I do it? (Or: ...
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Why would the bottom door hinge close before the other two?

I have installed a door (not typical, somewhat makeshift for a theater window). Closed Open Open-Alt I'm using wide throw hinges due to the clearances I will need. The problem is that the bottom ...
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How to fix monolithic polypropylene hinges [closed]

I have several smaller storage boxes from polypropylene, which were casted as monolith, having their hinges made of thin flexible zones of the same material. They break over the time due to material ...
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Dual Axis Hinge

I'm not sure if there is a better community for this question, if so please let me know! I'm trying to figure out what type of "hinge" has 2 pivots perpendicular to each other. The idea ...
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Soft close hinge or mechanism for this storage bench

It’s sort of a challenging door because it’s at a 0 degree angle with the surrounding surfaces when closed.
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Using a frameless hinge on a framed cabinet

Accidentally bought hinge intended for frameless (I thought "full overlay" meant that it would work for my 1 7/16" overlay cabinet based on what some web site said about those being ...
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What should I consider in changing the swing of my door?

I want to change the in swing of my door from right to left. What things should I consider when deciding whether to change the swing of the existing door or swapping with with the other exterior door ...
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