How to Install Spring Loaded Hinges
Spring loaded hinges are commonly found in screen doors. The spring loaded hinge provides the necessary tension to allow a door to close without slamming. If you need to replace these hinges, it will require a slightly different method than other types of hinges.
Step 1 - Place the Hinges
You will need to place the hinges against the surface you are working with. For a door, you will want the hinges placed 10 inches from the top and bottom of the door. Trace the outline of the hinge.
Step 2- Tap Out the Area
A spring loaded hinge does not come apart. Because of this, you need to create an indent on the surface for the hinge to sit. You can use a chisel and tap it with a hammer to create a cut deep enough for the hinge to be placed.
Step 3 - Drill a Pilot Hole
Use a pencil to mark the surface with the area for the screws. You can then drill a pilot hole to make installation easier.
Step 4 - Attach the Faceplate
Place the hinge in the proper location and attach the faceplate. The spring loaded hinge should have come with screws for this.
Step 5 - Attach the Door
You can place the door in position and finish installing the screws through the faceplate.