Quick Tip: Loose Door Hinge Screws

June 12, 2011

This is more of a tip, than a problem. However this little tip will help to fix a problem. Loose door hinge screws. Sometimes they get stripped out, then the hinge gets loose, then the door hits or rubs.

Simple fix - Get about 4 toothpicks, put some glue around them, lightly hammer them into the screw hole 1st. Then after drying, cut off the excess and sand if necessary. When all that is done - Put the hinge back in place and screw it down. An actual quicker fix would be if you can use a longer screw - just make sure it does not come out the side of something else!