Quick Tip: Use a Golf Tee to Fix a Door Hinge
Tighten up your loose door hinge with a surprising steal from your golf bag
If you have a door hinge that's feeling a bit wiggly and loose, odds are the hinge screws are stripped. Removing a stripped screw alone can be tricky, but then how do you go about replacing securely in an existing hole? North Carolina based Grainda Builders shared a quick and clever way to tighten up a door hinge without much fuss.
First, remove the stripped screw, either with a screwdriver or a good set of pliers. Next, squirt some carpenter's glue into the hole, insert the pointed end of a golf tee in, and tap the tee into place with a hammer.
Using a sharp utility knife, cut off the exposed extra part of the golf tee so that its flush with the doorframe. This will give you a fresh piece of material to drill a new screw into.
Ideabook published on Oct. 10, 2011.
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