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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 13-06-2018, 22:33 Thread Starter
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Door hinge seized.

Just a heads up for any one with these type of hinges, the hinge pin is S/S and the hinge is Al so they corrode up eventually. No use trying to apply oill etc to the outside as it just can't penetrate. ( left mine soaking in release oil overnight - useless). So today, with the garage door, I had to grind off the rivet heads to remove the hinge and take it to the vice where after a lot of persuasion I managed to drive the pin out . easy to clean and grease up and reinstall . was able to grease up the other two hinges on the garage door in situ by tapping the pins out/in a bit . Should have done this before it seized , still I suppose 17 years trouble free service ain't bad.
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Always a good idea to remove any hinge pins occasionaly and apply a bit of grease. Itís a LOT easier to do it BEFORE they (inevitably) seize. Use a parallel punch to knock the hinge pin out, usually you need to drive them UPwards because they are fitted from the top and have a mushroom head to stop them dropping through. Some have nylon inserts around the pin, some donít but ALL benefit from a bit of lubrication or to be more precise some form of coating to prevent the inevitable corrosion in the first place.

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Yep my hab door pin also seized a month ago . Just under 8 years old . Had to take the pin out with one of the hinge plates.

Drilled a hole in a sturdy bit of hardwood to put pin through on my workmate and used a good sized parallel punch in the hole with a massive hammer .

Not a hope...... in the end had to heat it to expand the alloy ... bingo but the had to repaint hinge as burnt all the paint off in the process.

Lubed the rest door now sweet again.

I am lucky as with my knowledge as a joiner, a bit of a plumber and kitchen fitter can fix most things but some folk must just have put it in at a repair center
Jobs like this one will they say you need new parts to fix it Which as most of you know just don't exist therefore might end up with a new door or something


Just glad I can tackle most things.


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Ten minutes preventative work (see post no.2) could prevent a lot of time/trouble/expense. Trouble is those sort of jobs are ďI must get round to doing.....Ē ones, and then we forget.

I have a small dry wipe board in my workshop, when I think of something (like this hinge issue) I write it on the board. Then when I get bored and think ďWhat shall I doĒ a quick glance at the board reminds me of things I have previously (and probably forgotten) thought need to be done.

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Oh Andy you're so old fashioned having a small wipe board.

I have a spreadsheet to remind me of what needs doing.

It also tells me...........................

When I had the original thought.

The date I actually completed the job and the time in between

The average time between recording and completing a job.

And something else that I can't remember as it's logged on a different spreadsheet
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Bloody hell Webby.....

Talk about overcomplication!!

My wipe board doesnít need mains power, neither does it have a battery to go flat.

I donít care when I originally thought of a job that needed doing, or when I do it, just that it gets done.

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hi andy / webby1

the problem with those hinges is that they are a real pain to get apart alli stainless pins and plastic bushes

i think the bushes swell and grip the stainless pins

in my engineering days we were told in no uncertain terms by manufacturers never lubricate the plastic bushes as the lube will swell the plastic

all well and good but if they start to get tight through age then i also would use lube

mine were as tight as hell and the doors would hardly open so i had no option but to drill out the pop rivets to remove the hinges

then struggle in the vice to pull them apart and ream / drill out the bushes a little mine now have plenty of clearance and a little lube aint going to hurt them any more

a lot of people would not be able to do such a job on there pride and joy and rely on a little lube when it is serviced thinking it is good for the hinges

id hate to have to buy a set i think they are around £20-£30 each

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Bloody hell Webby.....
Talk about overcomplication!!
My wipe board doesnít need mains power, neither does it have a battery to go flat.
I donít care when I originally thought of a job that needed doing, or when I do it, just that it gets done. Andy
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andy

i must come down to weymouth this summer as i think you said something about a beer if i am your way

take care

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How the hell I EVER had the time to go to work is beyond me!

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