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.

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