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On the Road repair

Posted 03-10-2019 at 08:26 PM by GMFL
Updated 03-16-2019 at 04:31 PM by GMFL

We are currently in Gatlinburg TN spending some time on the Redneck Riviera. While making the 6 hour drive up our panty door decide it wanted to remove itself from the cabinet. Well almost anyway. The 2 screws holding the bottom hinge base plate ripped out of the cabinet wall and 1 of the screws from the upper plate also was stripped. This left the cabinet door hanging precariously by 1 little screw. I was 1 screw away from uncertain damage to either the cabinet door, flooring, or both. I am meticulous about maintenance and checking all the cabinet hinges and their screws for problems, but this time they pulled a sneak attack on me. The short screws stripped out of the plywood and no amount of toothpicks and wood glue were going to make it any better “this time”. So......
What’s the solution? Through bolt them with machine screws and Tee-nuts. A quick trip to the local Lowe’s home improvement to purchase some tee-nuts and 2” 10-24 machine screws. I drilled through the cabinet wall using the old screw holes as a guide and with 10-24 machine screws and Tee-nut backers bolted the hinge bases back in place. This should fix my problem and prevent any future issues. I’m planning on doing the rest of the door hinges when we get home. See photos below.
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