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Jim Baird

carpenter's trick

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Have seen a lot of brick ranches lately.  60's and 70's often generational changes of occupancy.  

In this one I noticed a carpenter's on site adjustment of door hinges that I have not seen.

To get a good anchor into the opening frame, since door frames were beginning to be made of 3/4 thickness wood, he anchored the hinges with what looks like about a ten penny casing nail, for which he had to bore an extra hole in the leaf.  He left the head standing proud almost a quarter inch, but on the opposite leaf he bored a matching hole so the leaves would swing fully closed.

During my carpenter days we would just substitute a 3 in. screw for one of the shorties installed with the pre-hung unit.

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...thanks for the replies.  You can tell by the dirt dauber deposits that it was rarely swung during a 53 yr occupancy.

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