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Adjust hinges to prevent door from closing itself

Old 01-17-17, 07:44 AM
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Adjust hinges to prevent door from closing itself

Hi all,

The door of my flat has 3 hinges like on the pictures and it tends to close itself, which is annoying.

I'd like it to just stay open however widely it is.

Does anyone know a way to adjust these hinges to allow that?

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Old 01-17-17, 08:29 AM
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Check with local authorities first, entry doors may be required to close automatically where you are.

Regardless, a small doorstop would solve the problem.
Old 01-17-17, 08:41 AM
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The door was not installed plumb, meaning it's leaning which is what is causing the door to open/close on it's own.

To fix, pull out one of the hinge pins and support on the ends and give a gentle hit with a hammer to introduce a slight bow to the part. Need to be gentle as the bow in the pin will introduce friction within the hinge and keep it from opening. Bend too much and you wont be able to reinstall.

Best case, do one, see how it works, need more, do a second, need more, do the third!
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I've bent hinge pins before with good success but never with such short pins.
If you go that route let us know how it does.
Old 01-17-17, 09:01 AM
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The door of my flat
If you don't own it you don't fix it. If you rent talk this over with your landlord before trying to fix it yourself. As said the automatic closing may be a code requirement. If he gives you the green light get permision in writing and give a try at fixing it.

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