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Thanks, I used this inscrutable and it worked great! I even thought of a small improvement. Instead of Wood Glue, I used "JB Weld KwikWood". It cures in 1 hour. It winds up being harder than pine, but softer than oak. No problem drilling or sanding the stuff.I got the KwikWood at Home Depot (Scotty's, Lowe's, or Ace would probably have it) for $5.77. The package of KwikWood is enough to do 2 or 3 doors.I used 3/4" dowells thinking it would add extra support. I didn't realize until later that I didn't have a 3/4" drill bit and had to go get one - most bit kits only go up to 1/2". The grey stuff in the photos is the KwikWood.
How to repair stripped screw holes for a door hinge.
I'd be interested in seeing your modifications that you recommended. Would you be willing to do an instructable to demonstrate? It sounds like you have some very nice improvements.
Yes, using a length of dowel is the best method. In fact the dowel method and wood glue is stronger than the original hole. Most doors are made of pine which is soft and does not hold screws well or for long. Particle board is used in hollow core doors and its holding ability is limited too. After drilling a hole to accommodate the dowel and applying glue to both the hole and the dowel use another dowel of a larger diameter to "set" the smaller dowel into the hole. This method puts the top of the dowel flush with the surface of the hinge mortise. I use oak dowels apposed to pine. Oak being an open grain wood and a hard wood, tends to hold threads better. If you have a centering hinge drill use the hinge as a template and the finish repair will be better than new and last for years. Another hint is to use a long screw in one of the holes in the top most hinge long enough to penetrate the stud. After time the weight of the door will pull on the hinge and cause the door not to hang straight. This long screw transfers more holding power to the stud and puts less stress on the jamb itself.
Just using thicker/longer screws is indeed easier... if you can! I've had the same hinge strip 3x and now there are no larger screws that can fit... I'll be trying the dowel method in the near future!
Thank you for the pictures. They are reassuring. I have a very heavy 1930's bathroom door that I have tried all the tricks to fix and it keeps pulling the screws out of the top hinge. This last time it even pulled out the screws from the bottom hinge at the frame. My last ditch effort is to try this fix with the dowels. Thank you again for all your time to show this process.
Worked perfectly! I used gorilla glue with outstanding results. Great step by step guide here and only cost a few bucks to fix. Thanks!
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