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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 ...
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Washers for old door hinge

I've got an exterior door to my house that has some old hinges where top part hangs on the bottom part. See the picture below. I've got a gap between the top and bottom part so I'm looking for some ...
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Why sometimes the hinge is offset from the door/jamb?

This is how I understand hinges should be installed, fully seated with the pin as close as possible to the door. But I've seem the following many times, where the hinge is installed offset and the ...
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How do prevent door from swinging open

I have hinges that look like the below photo on a bedroom door. I saw some guides online suggesting you can bend the hinge to prevent the door from swinging open by itself, but I couldn’t even figure ...
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Best way to remove old paint from door hinges

I've got a number of nice heavy brass hinges with splotches of paint on them. Unfortunately this paint appears to be decades old and is rock-hard. It appears to be old oil-based paint but I'm not ...
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How can I remove a MEPLA cabinet door hinge that has no exposed screws?

Below is an image of the hinge I need to replace. Just can not figure out how to remove it from the door side?
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euro hinge installation too far

I decided to replace the hinges on my doors recently. Unfortunately, I drilled the holes in the door a bit too far from the edge and when I try to open the door it hits the frame. It seems to me I ...
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How to fill in hinge and door handle mortises?

Replaced an interior hollow core hinge door with a bi-folding one and now need to fill in the mortises in jambs. I've read people recommending all sorts of things and got a bit confused. There's ...
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What is the following type of hinge called?

I am needing to buy a new set of lid hinges for an audio rack I just bought and the original manufacturer no longer carries the specific part. So I need to see if I can find something similar but I'm ...
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A hinge door stopper that won't break easily

I have a door which can only be controlled by a hinge mounted stopper. So far I've only used this kind: but it is not sturdy enough and it breaks every so often. I'd like to know what other options ...
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cabinet hinges, crooked,uneven some will not close cabinet doors

I recently removed all cabinets to redo them. I had old brass or copper looking hinges. I wanted to change to nickel to match the rest of my kitchen.I have returned 4 different types of hinges because ...
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What are the pros and cons of frameless and faceframe cabinet designs? [closed]

My wife and I are trying to decide on the two styles of construction...durability and cost are the major factors. What are some other pros/cons of each? One pro/con we've been struggling with... At ...
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Mounting exterior shutters on deeply recessed windows

I want to mount shutters on my 1930's house, but since we've had it insulated with polystyrene, the recess is 7 inches. That would need a huge offset hinge!! The windows are metal-cased woodframed ...
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Is there any problem using brass screws to fit zinc hinges?

I have a set of brass screws that fit the zinc hinges and in the interests of not wasting money and resources, I thought I could just use them together. I realise that they may look a bit odd, but ...
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What is this plastic insert called? (Secures a wood screw to a cabinet door.)

The European hinges on my kitchen cabinet doors are held in place with wood screws that anchor into plastic inserts - see the picture below. The one on the right is cracked. I would like to replace ...