Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com provides some simple techniques for fixing a squeaky door hinge.
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Man, I am tired of the squeaky door.
Hi, I am Mark Donovan from HomeAdditionPlus.com. And today, I am going to show you a few tips on how to get rid of squeaky door hinges.
First, begin by placing newspaper underneath the door. Make sure all hinges are tightly fastened to the doorframe and into the door itself. What causes the door to squeak is actually friction between the door hinge and the door hinge bolt. And if the door hinge itself is loose from the doorframe, that could create torque and tension, and it cause friction on the door hinge.
Next, using a can of WD 40 and the hose apparatus, lightly lubricate each hinge. Open and close the door a couple of times and then wipe it down with a rag to remove any excess WD 40 compound. And repeat that for all of the three hinges. If the WD 40 did not resolve the squeak, remove the hinge pin from just one of the hinges. With the hinge pin removed, wipe it down and then using a regular fine steel wall, rub it around kind of twisting the pin in the steel wall. This will remove any rust or dirt that is maybe on the pin itself. Then again, wipe it down with the rag. Re-insert the pin into the door hinge and repeat this process for all three door hinges on the door.
Finally, if you are still having a door hinge squeak, again, remove each pin individually. Wipe it down and then using a little canola oil or motor oil, just lightly on a rag, wipe the hinge bolt down so that you will lubricate the bolt with a little bit of the oil. And re-insert the bolt and repeat this process for all hinges on the door. Oh! That is better! No more squeaks. So that is all it took, a few lubrication techniques on the door hinges, and no more door squeaks.
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