Originally Posted by dobebug:
And now--I'll go home and work on the repair to the stripped out screws on the upper hinge of the bathroom door. (What can I say--it's an older place and the doors, hinges and screws are original.) I guess it's not as bad as the really old place I rented -in Los Angeles that had plumbing so old that some of the sink drains were screw together pipes--which it turned out weren't replaceable, period. I learned a lot about old plumbing from that place.
Alright, time to steer this thread back to where it belongs....Chickens, Donkeys, DIY, Home Repairs & Improvement! (Need to draw B67 out of his posting slump... Maybe he's "drywalled" out?) AB
, I just had this problem on my MBath closet doors, holes stripped out in doors and hinges kept loosening up from lots of use. Our house is not that old (1977) so not much wood on edges of the hollow doors, mostly space between front/back paneling. If your doors are older, then there might be more wood to screw in longer and/or larger diameter flathead hinge screws, like deck screws. Door frame side of hinges can normally be repaired this way.
In my case, not enough wood left in door, so here's what I did:
(Note: This method permanently bonds hinge halves to door)
1. Remove hinge pins from door and remove door.
2. Place door sideways against wall to prop up.
3. Remove hinge halves & screws from mortises.
4. Mix up some J-B Weld 4400 psi clear epoxy HD has @ $4.47 tube, https://www.homedepot.com/p/J-B-Weld...114H/303710929
(I buy this is 8oz bottles, great for many repairs, see below)
5. Spread Epoxy in mortises, reinsert hinge halves, wipe off excess immediately.
6. Put epoxy into screw holes and on screws. Screw all screws in, even stripped ones, easily.
7. Again, wipe off any excess epoxy. WD-40 Contact Cleaner works well from HD to get residue off without finish damage (I also have cases of this stuff)
8. Even though epoxy cure time is 1 hour, cure 24 hours for full strength bond, before reattaching door with hinge pins.
Voila', no more loose door hinges! More DIY!!! 24 Ft. Extension Ladder Foot Repair Using J-B ClearWeld 4400psi Epoxy
Swivel foot on my 24 ft. Cuprum (Werner's Mexican competitor) extension ladder, bought from HD, broke off at aluminum casting a couple years ago. I tried to obtain replacement parts but due to ladder's mfrs. liability costs in US (1/2 of sale price of each ladder) not available. You are forced to buy a new ladder (next time buy Werner, made in USA!) Unbroken Ladder Swivel Foot Broken Off Ladder Foot Step 1- Drill and Attach SST FH Mach Screws (Epoxy reinforcements) Step 2- Clamp Foot Swivel Base Fitting In Place- Pour In JB Weld 4400psi Epoxy Step 3- Cure 24 hrs. Then Remove Mold Sides & Dress Up w/Dremel Tool
Step 4- Re-Attach Foot w/new SST Bolt Hardware - Finished!
Repaired swivel foot is actually stronger than original ladder foot...
Disclaimer- Repairs for own personal, not commercial ladder use. Duplicate at your own risk.