Knurled hinge pins

beau-kinsJanuary 30, 2009

Have tried as someone suggested, to locate knurled hinge pins to stop interior door drift to open position. Have checked all local hardware stores for these, but no success. Any ideas where they may be found?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I do not know where to get hinge pins only but, remove one of your pins and gently tap on it with a hammer until it bends ever so slightly then put it back into the hinge. That will usually stop free swingling of the door and it will not hurt anything.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2009 at 8:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Start by bending the top pin.

Lay the hinge pin at a slant against a concrete step to hit with the hammer. You only want to make a very slight bend to start. Replace the pin and see if the problem is solved. If not, bend that pin a bit more and try.

If the second bend does not solve the problem, remove the center pin and bend.

I've never had to do more than two. If bending two does not solve the problem, the door needs to be rehung.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2009 at 10:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The knurling on a butt type hinge pin is at one or both ends where it is in the jamb leaf to prevent it from rising during operation. It should not affect the swing of the door.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2009 at 8:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Should we raise/fix concrete slab in driveway or wait?
Just moving into a new house this month. So the inspector...
Curtain Rods
Hi, I am not sure where to post this so my apologies...
Drywall issues?
I have noticed a spot above a window that has been...
foul intermittent smell somewhere?????
So here's our problem. We have lived in our house for...
Painting exterior of house with cedar siding---what to expect
I am about to start getting estimates on having the...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™