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Historic Preservation - Technical Procedures

Spectitle:

Silencing Creaking And Grinding Hinges

Procedure code:

0871202R

Source:

Hspg Prepared For Nps - Sero

Division:

Doors And Windows

Section:

Door Hardware

Last Modified:

02/24/2012

Details:

Silencing Creaking And Grinding Hinges



SILENCING CREAKING AND GRINDING HINGES


PART 1---GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY

    A.   This procedure includes guidance on silencing squeaky
         door hinges.

1.02 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

    A.   A door assembly in good working condition is free from
         decay and structurally sound.  It is quiet, non-binding,
         and smooth swinging.  The door latches crisply and should
         not rattle between latch and stops when closed.


PART 2---PRODUCTS

2.01 MATERIALS

    A.   Household oil

    B.   Wood, plastic, or metal shims (if needed)

2.02 EQUIPMENT

    A.   Screwdriver

    B.   Utility knife or hacksaw to cut shim


PART---EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION

    A.   To discern door problem, observe the door open and close
         a few times.  Note the location of any binding or
         rubbing.  Note also if doors binds inconsistently from
         top to bottom or hinge side to latch side.

3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION

    A.   Lightly lubricate hinges with household oil.  Work hinge
         back and forth to assure oil penetration to all areas.

    B.   Use oil sparingly to avoid staining adjacent materials;
         wipe off excess.

    C.   If lubrication does not work the hinges may be improperly
         installed or out of line.  It may be necessary to shim or
         re-mortise the hinges so that they are plumb and in line
         with one another.  See 08712-01-R, "Resetting Hinge
         Mortise", for guidance.

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