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Old 10-17-2005, 04:39 PM   #29
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I can not figure out any reason why this "repair" would only last a short time. Why would this repair not last long?

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Tom, see post #23.
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Old 10-17-2005, 04:54 PM   #30
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Tom, see post #23.
Terry, the shim will wear less quickly than the hinge will.

If I missed your point, please point it out.

BTW, I noticed than Inland RV In read my last post, and did not comment.

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Old 10-17-2005, 05:19 PM   #31
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Terry, the shim will wear less quickly than the hinge will.

If I missed your point, please point it out.


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Tom, the shim will put a strain on the doorframe, as well as an additional wear point on the door. It is also shifting weight bearing points from where they were designed to be, to another spot that is not specifically designed to have that load. It COULD cause the doorframe to crack at the bottom corner, directly below where the shim now is.
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Old 10-18-2005, 04:01 PM   #32
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The shim will put a stress on the cast door frame. The door frame was not designed to have stresses put on it, like you will be doing.

Therefore, it will fail.

You don't want a cracked or deformed cast entrance door frame. A replacement door, frame and screen door costs over $2000.00, not installed, plus freight.

Doing it the way I suggested takes a little time, but your done with the problem, instead of creating another one.

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Old 11-05-2005, 08:35 PM   #33
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Andy: What kind of lube can I use on the hinges to avoid any of these problems?

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Andy: What kind of lube can I use on the hinges to avoid any of these problems?

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Silicone spray, silicone spray, and more silicone spray.

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:09 PM   #35
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Thumbs up Our solution...

I responded to this thread over a year ago and asked the question if anyone had redrilled the hole and put in new hinge pin.

Well, that's exactly what we did. We took the door off. A local metal shop created a very long drill bit for us and we drilled the oval hole and made it round again. We made sure that we were just taking off a fraction of an inch in this process and went to great efforts to make sure that we were level. We put in a new hinge pin, also from the metal shop. Fortunately, we have a pilot friend down the road that helped us reinstall the door with the correct aircraft rivets.

Door works great now. Only thing is that since the door was out of alignment for so long that the latch had gotten out of shape too, so we had to replace the door knob and dead bolt.

Sorry, we have no pics of this procedure. It was all hands on deck, and no one left to take pics.
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I reamed out the holes in mine and then installed Bronze bushing on Post #203
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