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How to temporarily remove one hinge on a door with two hinges

Your best bet is to simply remove both hinge pins and remove the door from the frame. Attempting to swing it and prop it open on only one of two hinges will carry a not insignificant risk of the door ...
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How does a ball bearing door hinge work?

The casing is very thin and its purpose it to keep the bearing's balls in place, protect them from dust and grime and to hold in some lubricant. It doesn't share any load. The hinges are very durable ...
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Technique for driving hinge screws to minimize misalignment

As you are a perfectionist for installing hinge screws perfectly it turns out that there is a product made just for this purpose. It is a self centering pilot drill that aims the pilot drill bit right ...
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Is this hinged collapsible clothesline design stable enough?

Suggested construction: This spreads the torsional load over the entire banister railing instead of stressing only the cap or top rail. If there's any bending at the hinge, or other distortion, it ...
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Technique for driving hinge screws to minimize misalignment

In addition to the other answer, there are self-centring punches (often explicitly intended for locating hinge screws). You could also use an appropriately sized transfer punch. [image source]
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How does a ball bearing door hinge work?

The casing is just to stop the balls falling out. It doesn't take any of the vertical load. Inside the case there is a series of ball bearings arranged around the hinge pin. The ball bearings take ...
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Is it true that one hinge bears most of the load on a typical 3-hinge door?

The best method of reducing the chance of putting more stress on one hinge vs another is to use prehung doors. Your question is the number one reason why most doors that are installed are prehung. ...
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How to temporarily remove one hinge on a door with two hinges

Yes, it is possible to hold the weight of the door on shims. Door wedges would be ideal. Otherwise, open the door then jam under whatever will fit. If you're removing the top hinge, the door will ...
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Is it true that one hinge bears most of the load on a typical 3-hinge door?

If you're referring to vertical loading, you'll never get that perfect. However, with a bit of time they'll equalize due to wear on the hinge leaves. Now if you're talking about lateral loads, you ...
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How do I plumb a door that has spring-hinges?

Your assumption about #2 is incorrect. Steel flexes and bends more easily than wood in many cases, and it's a matter of moving rather than bending anyway. That's mostly like the best fix here. #3 ...
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Is there a type of cabinet hinge that allows opening over baseboards?

Remembering my job in a custom cabinet shop for 20 years, I do not remember a Euro hinge type that would throw the door further into the opening to clear something like a baseboard or wall panel. They ...
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Having difficulty fixing my sagging door by bending its hinge

In all my years of hanging doors, prehung and many from scratch, where the hinges were cut in as well as all the other hardware, I have never needed to bend a single hinge. If the sagging is from ...
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Where can I get a Geneva Mastercraft hinge?

The "GENEVA BY MASTERCRAFT" label is on the little piece that pops in to the hinge. It is only cosmetic and there are two reasons it is designed that way: It allows flipping it upside down (...
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From factory the J-Bolt Gate hinge is too large, the gate will sag -how do I fix it?

If you just hung the gate on one set of these it would be a problem. Also if you just used one bolt to hold the strap to the gate it would be a problem. With that said if you build your gate as a ...
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What is purpose of end hinge on garage door?

They connect the sections together so the entire door moves when opening or closing it. 3 on each side means each except the bottom one is connected to the one below.
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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Shims. Go to the local home center and get some of the (free?) laminate counter top samples in the kitchen cabinet section, they are about 3x5 inches. I then cut them to the same size as the hinge ...
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What are these clips from my wardrobe panel called?

It's called the top guide. I believe I found the one that goes to your door: https://daiek.com/sliding-mirror-doors/
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Shed door too heavy for hinges

Gate hinges would be a common heavy duty hinge that's usually easy to find. We're talking "farm supply or similar" as in "agricultural gate 10-16 foot wide" not 3 foot gate in a ...
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Can I install zero clearance hinges on my refrigerator?

I don't see any practical solution. The measurement guide specifically refers to clearance next to walls (and recommends not installing next to a wall at all, if possible) and in addition the diagrams ...
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Can I install zero clearance hinges on my refrigerator?

You can't. Hinges are a crucial part of fridge design and if the manufacturer doesn't offer alternative hinges for your model, you're out of luck. You would have be to hire someone to design, ...
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The cabinet hinge is becoming less secure, and there are cracks in the cabinet door frame

I'd go for a 2-in-1 fix. Part 1… You need to strengthen the cabinet frame, fill all the existing holes & glue the split section. Then I'd go with Solar Mike's idea of adding a batten on the inside,...
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How do I deal with misalignment in cabinet doors resulting in gaps?

Those hinges have some adjustment screws, as you can see: #1 moves the door horizontally (when closed). Use it to adjust the gap between doors as well as the relative heights of the doors. #2 lets ...
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What kind of latch mechanism should I use for this movable ceiling under my deck?

I would look at seeing if you could use large size slider bolts. I used this type of device to provide the safety latch for a large hinged stairway I had built in my garage some 13 years ago. The ...
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From factory the J-Bolt Gate hinge is too large, the gate will sag -how do I fix it?

You should have 2 or even 3 of these hinges to install on the gate which can be adjusted to correct the slope of a loose fitting pin. However if the pin is way too small I would check to see if the ...
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What causes this glass shower door hinge separation

It looks to me that the hinge is secured to the wall bracket with screws that enter from the wall side of the bracket. If this is the case it would be necessary to remove the screws that hold the wall ...
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Need a hinge that pushes outwards as the door opens

I think this is as close as you are going to get, because of the width of your face-frame:
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How do I plumb a door that has spring-hinges?

If your drawing is accurate, I'd start out by chiseling, or routing out a small amount of wood in the recessed area where the top two hinges mount into the wooden door and see if that gives you enough ...
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Deepen a hinge mortise without template

Have you considered a hammer and chisel? It's very likely that you could easily chisel out the extra 1/8 - 1/4" of wood in much less time than it would take to set up a template, much less ...
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Can I install zero clearance hinges on my refrigerator?

You can't change the hinges to make it work...period. The designer should have known that 2 refrigerators side by side would require certain design elements to be planned for them to be functional. ...
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Where can I get a Geneva Mastercraft hinge?

Blum (the name stamped on the hinge next to the plastic nameplate) is a huge manufacturer of cabinet/drawer hardware. They should have what you need. That said, it appears to be a pretty standard ...
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