Question - How do you fix a commercial door hinge?

Answered by: Diane Collins  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 28-06-2022  |  Views: 863  |  Total Questions: 6

The reason the hinge pins come out is because the door is shaking. Replacement door hinge pins are not universal. Each manufacturer makes their hinge pins in a different size that will only fit the hinge that it was made for. Use with other hinges at your own discretion. Non-removable pin hinges are used on exterior or locking doors where the hinges are visible on the outside. Normally you wouldn't need a non-removable pin hinge. The reason is because most hinges are on the inside of the locking doors, but that's not always the case. Most all the hinges come standard with removable pins. Non removable pin hinges are available with almost any Emtek or PHG hinge upon request. They do cost a few dollars more, but we can easily order them for you if you need.

Removing a Spring-Loaded Hinge Using a hex wrench, open the spring so you can see the tension pin. Then, remove the pin using pliers. You can then remove the hex wrench and allow the spring to naturally unwind. Once the spring is removed, you can take the other screws out and remove the hinge normally.

Ball-bearing hinges are available in various sizes, but 3 ½” and 4” hinges are what you'll find most often in homes. Remove the old hinges from the door frame. To install the new hinges on the door, remove the pin from the hinges and screw each leaf into the door and the frame.

To remove a door hinge pin, start by making sure you have a hammer, a screwdriver, and a nail punch or nail set. Next, lodge a book under the door to keep it from toppling over while you unpin it. Then, use your hammer to push the nail punch up and under the pin until it dislodges.

Let's say the door is out on the top latch side (sticking out on the top, beyond the jamb). To fix this you need to move the bottom of the opposite side (the hinge side) out in the same direction as the door is sticking out. This will push the top of the door inward. Close the door and check for fit to the stop.

Fix Sagging or Sticking Doors Tighten all the hinge screws. Check the hinge screws. Tighten the hinge screws in both the door and the jamb. Adjust a hinge. Replace the screw closest to the doorstop. Run a 3-in. Draw in the jamb. Drill through the jamb. Predrill a 1/8-in.

Binding can also be caused by hinge flaps that are set into the frame too near to the door stop or rebate. As the door is closed, the face presses against the stop. Remove the hinges, drill out the old screw holes and plug them with glued dowels.