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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

Try putting some glue on a match stick and tap into the hole. A few hours later reinstall the screw, a longer one would help. Then repeat for the other screw. I am assuming these are fastened to a ...
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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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How to disassemble this hinge?

You could start by giving the protrusion at the bottom a whack with a hammer. I don't see a screwhead or hexagonal nut at the bottom, so it's most likely a smooth pin with the head resting on top. If ...
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How to adjust butt hinge that won't close all the way?

Remove the hinge, put it into a vice, with the pin part out on top. Use a piece of wood or a wide drift, and tap that protruding part until the plate is at one side. To straighten it all out. If you ...
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Will Stainless Steel Screws with Galvanized Hinges Cause Corrosion? (Exterior Application, Near Ocean)

It'll be a problem, but good paint could help quite a lot. I might also consider using through-bolts with backing plates rather than wood screws, but that's just me.
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Will Stainless Steel Screws with Galvanized Hinges Cause Corrosion? (Exterior Application, Near Ocean)

Under normal conditions using stainless steel screws with galvanized hinges would not cause much corrosion but there would be a substantial increase in corrosion in a heavy salt spray or salt water ...
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Will Stainless Steel Screws with Galvanized Hinges Cause Corrosion? (Exterior Application, Near Ocean)

The galvanized is going to corrode regardless of the unlikely galvanic affect. Galvanic corrosion is only possible with an electrolyte; So when there is a film of water such as dew. The stainless ( ...
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How do I plumb a door that has spring-hinges?

As the top hinges do not close flush, but the middle non-sprung hinge likely does, then try swapping the top and middle hinges. There is an opportunity to gain just a little bit of space, and it may ...
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How do I release tension on a McKinney spring hinge?

I finally found a set of official instructions for "McKinney 1500 Series Single Acting Spring Hinge for 1502, 1502TRS, 1522, 1552, 1572". The holes with coiled metal aren't part of the ...
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