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Old 10-05-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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The hing has a gap between it and the wall. I can't get the screws to tighten. They turn freely in the holes. There seems to be a screw or rivet going into the back of the hing, from inside the wall.
Is there supposed to be a gasket between the hing and wall?
As I put it back together, should I caulk it?
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You will need to gain access from the interior side.
Many use a hole saw.
The nut is spinning on the bolt inside the wall.
It is either a hole to gain access or the removal of the interior skin.
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You will need to gain access from the interior side.
Many use a hole saw.
The nut is spinning on the bolt inside the wall.
It is either a hole to gain access or the removal of the interior skin.
Thank you. I will try to open the wall before I cut into it.
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If there is enough space you may be able to remove rivets from the interior skin around the door and gently pull them in enough to get access to the nuts. The his approach requires removal of the door trim. Apply sealant around the gap before tightening, it'll squish down to seal better. If you get good access to where you can actually remove the screws, squirt some sealant in the exterior hole to help seal the screw penetration.
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I replaced the screws, caulked and tightened it all back together. I hope this stops the leak.
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Nicely done.
Sometimes thread lock doesn't work well on stainless steel hardware, if you put a second nut tight on top of the first one it's a good backup.

When I replaced my interior skins I cut notches like the ones you did from the get go and slightly overlapping panels to cover them so any future access would be easy.
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Thank you all for the help.
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