Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Swing Door

This is the floor hinge to my kitchen swing door.

I'm pretty sure this was not a good discovery.

The hinge is not in great shape. It was removed & bent and replaced haphazardly by a PO. Probably to get the monster refrigerator into the kitchen.

I have kept an eye on replacement hinges, but I had so hoped not to deal with this big, heavy door for a while.


Ryan said...

I have the same hinge on my kitchen door (I'm so glad it's still there, it seems most kitchen doors have been removed)--I would have never guessed that there are ball bearings inside it. I'll be watching to see if you take the door off to fix it since I am unsure of how the hinge works. I guess I would start by removing that plate on the bottom. Mine is painted and so filthy I've though of taking out the door to clean the whole mess but I want to make sure I can get it back up again.

StuccoHouse said...

ryan - I love my swinging door. Here's a link to a replacement hinge:

When you see it, you'll get a better idea of how they work. I was surprised that my door was cut out in the coner, but I stuck my finger behind the plate, and sure enough it is....

I think I'm going to deny the problem until it absolutely won't swing anymore...which may be soon because more ball bearings fell out.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm wondering, how do you take the swinging door off. I have to move my new fridge in and have the same door. Home built in 1929. Really appreciate the help.


StuccoHouse said...

Samantha - I haven't taken the door off, but I agree with Ryan's guess above that you would start by removing the plate on the bottom.

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