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Brisbane bayside: Help a damsel in distress remove a door?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Gockie, 25th Jan, 2016.

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hi all,
    Just throwing this out there....
    If anybody out there is around the Birkdale area and wants to help me try to remove an internal door (with your brains and/or brawn), please let me know! I am having troubles. I can't see any screw holes for a long pin in the middle of the hinges and I hope I don't have to undo the (flat head) screws because there is heaps of paint.
    I'm here in Brisbane till about 11.30am tomorrow.....
    Ps. I'm limited on tools too so BYO is the go...
     
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    Not in Brisbane unfortunately (and if I do, unlikely to be able to help with my terrible handyman skiils) - maybe also try Airtasker
     
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    Can loan tools at this evenings meet up if you need but brawn (Mr Mooze) is working or Id send him over
     
  4. Tyler Durden

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    The hinge pins have no fastener associated with them Gockie.

    They are simply slid into place and can either be tapped out from the bottom with a hammer and a pin punch (or any suitably sized implement; a nail, an old screwdriver) or if you struggle with access from the bottom they can be tapped and prised out from the top using an old flat blade screw driver or a chisel. If using the latter watch your fingers and don't let a carpenter see you using a chisel on anything other than wood:p

    Support the door by packing it out from the bottom and then remove the bottom hinge pin first, if the door is a solid core (heavy!) you might want some assistance. Hollow core should be absolutely fine as a solo job.
     
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    I'll try a nail and hammer and tell you how I get on..... cheers Tyler.
     
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    Hmmm.. I really cant see any pins!
     
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    I had to do most of our doors at home. I have it down to a fine art. Take me 2 mins now.

    Get a medium size flat head screw driver (a size smaller than you would use to unscrew the screw) and a hammer.

    Place the screwdriver at 45degrees to the screw so that the point/edge of the screwdriver is at the top edge of groove (or former groove) in the screw. Tap with hammer. Repeat. Probably need to do this about 5 to 20 times. Depending on how much stuff is in there.

    If screw driver is slipping apply less angle.

    Once you have cleared some of the paint out place the screwdriver on the screw as if you were going to unscrew it and then give it two or three good hits with the hammer.

    Apply pressure to screw driver and turn slowly.

    Works every time.

    It's a lot of words but its actually really simple and it works.
     
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    Ta Lkr... Ill have to borrow a proper screwdriver... ps. so many bloody painted screws!
     
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    @Gockie

    Can you post some photo's of the door in question
     
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    Photos would be good gockie
    May be some trades people here or I can ask my team.
     
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    I assumed it was a standard internal door hinge with a sliding pin from your OP....

    If it's a fixed pin hinge you will have no choice but to remove the screws, try LKR's method of clearing out the screw head or dab them all with a little paint stripper to soften it up. (minding your paint on the architrave, door jam and stop)
     
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    Update: The damsel has been rescued by @Angel :) (and moreso Mark). Thanks Guys! And particularly as the house is on the complete other side of Brisbane... I didnt have the tools... (and i'm completely sure it wasn't easy)
    xxx
     
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    Glad to help.
    Gockie paid us handsomely. She had a nice box of leftover kitchen tiles that we can use :):):)
     
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    And... I didn't tell you this before but i'll throw in a free Airbnb stay in Sydney. :) (subject to availability!)
     
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    Glad you got it sorted. I've learned the hard way not to offer my hubby's services without his knowledge* or I would have done so. We had things planned today, and I know you were only around for the morning, so not workable for us anyway. Angel really is an Angel (and Mark is an Angel too).

    *(I offered our help to a friend and a quick one or two day job turned into a two week reno of a granny flat. We both worked our butts off in the stinking heat, on a little job that just kept growing bigger. Instead of "thank you so much for your help" we started getting "when will it be ready?" and "why isn't that done?" Without me there, hubby would have walked after day one. It caused great tension between us and really spoiled the friendship for me with the "damsel".)
     
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    O No. That's awful!

    Mark did that once during the day while I was at work and after a week I sent his ungrateful relatives packing. They didn't speak to us again for about 20 years. They nearly burned our workshop down too, morons didn't understand that you don't throw your ciggie buts at the welding rod.
     
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    I can honestly say that I too have now just learnt this. ;)
     
  18. Gockie

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    Me too...
     
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