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What kinda nail do I need for bedroom door hinges?

Sister Jean 2012/08/05 15:56:16
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  • JMCC 2012/08/05 15:59:55
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    We tend to use 3/4 inch screws so that the door can be lifted out (if needed) for decoration or carpet laying purposes. This would not be easy with nails and when rehanging, the nail fixing would not be as secure....

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  • Leeaqua 2012/08/06 03:35:04
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    Leeaqua
    To go to a salvage yard and get the proper hardware. Nails are choocky or jury rigged solution . Do it right for a good fit .
  • Vic F 2012/08/05 20:55:09
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    Vic F
    Screws....

    nobody uses nails for doors


    just like almost everybody else told ya...

    so screw it
  • Vic F Vic F 2012/08/05 20:56:34
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    in-fact I would even go to 1 inch screws or depending on the weight of the door and the thickness of the frame and location - 1 1/2"
  • Sister ... Vic F 2012/08/05 21:55:20
  • Sister ... Vic F 2012/08/05 21:54:56
    Sister Jean
    rude
  • Alvin 2012/08/05 20:49:14
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    Wood screws. Nails will not work for long
  • Sister ... Alvin 2012/08/05 20:50:50
  • cjd 2012/08/05 20:39:36
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    I would not use nails but would use screws
  • Sister ... cjd 2012/08/05 20:49:23
  • eyeballz 2012/08/05 20:31:47
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    You need to use wood screws , nails would pull out pretty quickly !
  • Sister ... eyeballz 2012/08/05 20:32:32
  • eyeballz Sister ... 2012/08/05 20:35:28
    eyeballz
    You're welcome .
  • wildcat 2012/08/05 20:17:02
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    NO nails. Use screws. I like 3/4 inch screws for that purpose.
  • Sister ... wildcat 2012/08/05 20:31:57
  • Carol 2012/08/05 19:59:29
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    Carol
    screws, not nails. I would never recocmmend nails for that purpose.
  • rand 2012/08/05 19:39:25
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    rand
    screws sized to the holes, not nails, which will pull out in time...or not pull out when you want them to do so.
  • NOT14U2 2012/08/05 19:00:51
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    A Carpenter, if your asking this question .
  • EdVenture 2012/08/05 18:40:18
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    Screws!
  • Andy Fletcher 2012/08/05 18:08:49
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    a # 10 0r #12 flat head wood screws. Make sure they are phillips head (+) they are easier to use. the tooth picks in the hole is the best idea to add new wood as has been mentioned. A touch of Elmer's white or yellow (carpenters) glue is also helpful, but not too much. I just really wanted to mention the phillips head.
  • Sister ... Andy Fl... 2012/08/05 18:11:37
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/05 16:55:06
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    screws, not nails. You have some good suggestions here! Another thing I do is if a screw strips out in wood, I stuff a bunch of round tooth picks in the hole to give it some new wood to screw into. That would be sufficient for your bedroom door. I doubt you slam it much :-)
  • Sister ... Peewee ... 2012/08/05 16:58:58
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    I hardly use...but I do hang clothes on door I think that is what did it!!
  • Peewee ... Sister ... 2012/08/05 17:10:12
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
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    Yes, that can do it!
  • paul 2012/08/05 16:34:19
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    one of these: door on Norad vault blast door on vault blast door on vault bank door on vault
  • Sister ... paul 2012/08/05 16:40:49
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    not funny
  • S. Gompers 2012/08/05 16:31:37
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    You need a larger diameter and longer screw than what came out of it. Take the old screw to the hardware store, they will be able to help you out.
  • Sister ... S. Gompers 2012/08/05 16:32:52
  • Georgia50 2012/08/05 16:29:04
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    Use machine-head (flat head) screws. The head should be as wide as needed to fill the hole completely. A newer hinge will be beveled to accept the beveled head of the machine-head screw, and this should be a perfect fit. Take the hinge with you to buy the screws. No longer than an inch. You may need to use thread tape or some other means of tightening up the hole if you've pulled out nails...otherwise you'll have loose-fitting screws.

    If you are putting holes in the door for the first time, use a drill bit that is the width of the spine of the screw without the threads, and drill into the wood no more than 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Then use screws slightly longer than what you drilled. Start by positioning the hinge, then use a marker to stencil the holes.
  • Sister ... Georgia50 2012/08/05 16:33:29
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    +1
    all old door falling down
  • Georgia50 Sister ... 2012/08/05 16:39:08
    Georgia50
    In that case, if nails were in the door, you'll need screws that are longer than the nails you removed. And probably something like thread tape to tighten up the hole (small spool of white plastic tape...wrap around the screw threads before screwing it into the door). Rawl plugs mentioned below also work--preferred if the hole is too loose. And they facilitate use of a shorter screw. Need to avoid anything that might split the wood.
  • VERYwiseguy 2012/08/05 16:17:37
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    Screws never nails and put them in at a slight angle. http://www.doityourself.com/s...
  • Sister ... VERYwis... 2012/08/05 16:36:32
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    that was very helpful big THANKS XOXOXO
  • VERYwis... Sister ... 2012/08/05 16:51:16
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  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/08/05 16:16:53 (edited)
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    ...aparently nothing from me...seems like everyone else has helped you solve the mystery. \m/ shaggy and scooby
  • painted desert 2012/08/05 16:02:48
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    You don't want to use nails first off. You need wood screws...I think.
  • Sister ... painted... 2012/08/05 16:37:01
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    OK Thanks
  • painted... Sister ... 2012/08/05 16:54:31
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    You are quite welcome.
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/08/05 16:01:13
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    I think alot of doors use screws, but I am not sure what type of either, sorry!
  • Sister ... Just ME... 2012/08/05 16:37:23
  • Just ME... Sister ... 2012/08/05 16:39:20
    Just MEH....Piwan
    WELCOME! I wish i could have been of more help to you, though!

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