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Loose Hinge Screws and how to deal with them without quickly.

From time to time you may have noticed some screws coming loose on your door hinges, here's a simple tip to remedy this problem.

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The quick way to remedy this is as follows;

  1. Take a small piece of wood which should not be nearly as big as the diameter of a pencil and certainly not as long, probably matchstick in length to form a plug.

  2. With a sharp chisel or Stanley type knife, begin to carefully thin it down so that it is square and slightly bigger than the problematical screw-hole.
  3. Now cut a shaving off two diagonally opposite corners and to a narrower almost pointed end, do not cut all four corners.
  4. Remove one screw at a time, cutting these corners off the wood as mentioned above will allow it to twist as you gently tap it into the screw-hole, for more secure fitting, put some glue on the wood plug first.
  5. After tapping the plug into the hole, take a hammer and sharp chisel and cut through any excess plug projecting from the screw hole.
  6. Refit the hinge screws.
  7. Job Done!

Fitting Hinges

Any questions, email and ask “Chippy”

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