Philip Davies (Jul 6, 2021)
Buy better quality hinges and belt the kids rumps when they swing on the doors to prevent sagging doors
Never try to tell me it can't be done
When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/
Works well for those of us who have better things to spend our money on, like more tools. Yes, more expensive hinges would have worked, but my master bedroom door has been getting progressively worse over the past year, and there hasn't been a child in this house in over a decade. Replacing the short screws with longer ones helps, and so did a bit of nudging on the top hinge. Didn't even have to try out my new Wen power planer. Which is good, I'm probably going to need all the blades I have on the workbench top...
Philip Davies (Jul 7, 2021)
And if you can do it with craftsmanship equal or better than the original builder, you can be proud, too.
cmarlow (Jul 10, 2021)
As an old carpenter I can say well done to your video. I have used this trick quite a few times, sometimes even on new doors.
I like the mod you did to the hive tool. Since I use the hive tool more as a scraper I and would prefer a clean scraper edge I use a little pin punch instead. I avoid using my nail sets for anything except setting nails, once that cup point is gone a nail set is no good as a nail set.
The first thing I check are the screws and often shim the hinges for proper clearance but Sometimes cheap hinges come with the wrong swage on them, right out of the box.
My tool of choice for resetting the swage is a pair of waterpump pliers with plastic jaw pads, but vice grips are good too. I found adjustable wrenches tended to get in their own way because of the 15 degree built in angle, especially when close to a wall. Be careful about leaving tool marks on the hinges because the metal can be soft on cheap ones.
"Quit hanging all your granny panties on there", and duck incoming textbook.
My house (1901), hinges are cast, doesn't seem tweaking the knuckles would work. Little noticeable setting of foundation, doors can warp or swell in humid parts of the year.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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