Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Doors, Skylights and Windows
Reload this Page >

Adjust hinges to prevent door from closing itself

Adjust hinges to prevent door from closing itself


  #1  
Old 01-17-17, 08:44 AM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 30
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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?

Thanks
 
Attached Images   
  #2  
Old 01-17-17, 09:29 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 20,218
Received 1,179 Likes on 1,137 Posts
Check with local authorities first, entry doors may be required to close automatically where you are.

Regardless, a small doorstop would solve the problem.
 
  #3  
Old 01-17-17, 09:41 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,763
Received 998 Likes on 907 Posts
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!
 
  #4  
Old 01-17-17, 09:45 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 49,337
Received 703 Likes on 619 Posts
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.
 
  #5  
Old 01-17-17, 10:01 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,575
Likes: 0
Received 15 Likes on 13 Posts
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.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: