Have you got a screw loose?
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.
The quick way to remedy this is as follows;
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.
- 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.
- Now cut a shaving off two diagonally opposite corners and to a narrower almost pointed end, do not cut all four corners.
- 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.
- After tapping the plug into the hole, take a hammer and sharp chisel and cut through any excess plug projecting from the screw hole.
- Refit the hinge screws.
- Job Done!
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask “Chippy”
Edited by “Chippy” for www.directdoors.com