The "Swinging Door" Easy Solution

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Fixing Doors that want to swing shut!

I recently took a listing for a home in Corvallis, Oregon. It was an older home, built in the 60s - very nice, especially after it was staged thanks to Creative Concepts.  

The house is in great condition - but this one bedroom door would not stay open.  I had voiced this to the lady that was doing the staging and she told me a quick and easy trick that I thought I would share.  Because, hey... I don't think I am the only one with the problem and I had not had a chance to search it on the internet yet.  

She told me to remove the bottom pin from the hinge, lay it on concrete and hit the pin right in the middle.  The purpose is to bend the pin a bit. One strong "ding" should do the job.  Then replace the pin back in the door hinge.  YES!!! It worked like a charm.

I was so thankful and it took me less than two minutes to solve the problem.  I hope you can use this beneficial tip as well.

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Comments (4)

John Fauth
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Grove City, OH
Turning your dreams into an address!

Bob Villa better watch out! Never knew this one thank you for the tip.

Jul 24, 2013 11:48 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Terri that is an old-timers tradesman trick, thanks for sharing. 

Jul 24, 2013 11:52 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Ok that sounds easy enough to do.  Have a great week.

Jul 25, 2013 01:48 AM
Terri Woods
Benton, Linn and Douglas Counties - Days Creek, OR
Selling Homes and Land in Oregon

Hi John, David and Mark - Sorry for just now responding. Thank you so much for reading my blog. And yes, it works! I can't tell you how many older homes have the "swinging door" problem but it really does work. Sorry for the late response on the blog. I hope y'all have a great week.

Nov 05, 2013 12:53 AM

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