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How to stop squeaking hinges :: Posted by: Admin on January 8th, 2013
How to stop squeaking hinges
There’s nothing worse than the sound of an annoying squeak, such as a door hinge for example.
This can be simply rectified and is a quick job to do. Squeaking hinges are caused by being dry and the pin moving as the door is used.
To fix this is problem you need to lubricate the hinge, this can be done with any lubricant but the key is it has to penetrate into the joint of the hinge. Most people use a spray lubricant, such as WD40, but a penetrating oil such as 3 in 1 will also do.
Fixing the squeak
Take your lubricant and apply it to the hinge, open and close the door to help the lubricant penetrate in the hinge joint, you may have to add a little more lubricant if the squeak doesn’t completely go first time.
Now take a cloth or kitchen paper and wipe the excess lubricant off the hinge, now try the door and it should not only be quiet but open and close easier.
Whilst you have the lubricant oil or spray out, why not do the rest of the hinges too?