Monday, December 3, 2012

I'm Screwed

I didn't have a lot of time to work on the house after work today because we took the kids to the local library to visit Santa and decorate their Xmas tree.   I did however find time to tackle a small job that was driving me crazy.  The side entrance door sticks. It sticks because the hinge screws are stripped so the door sags. For the past year we have struggled with it.  Whats worse is that it doesn't have a knob or lockset so we have to open it with our pinky.  A few months ago I thought I was smart and went to the workshop and grabbed a handful of 3" deck screws.  I figured that should tighten up the hinges.  WRONG.  The PO had the same idea except they had used 4" screws.  They were not doing the trick anymore either, obviously.  The solution was to pull out the old screws and plug the holes with wood dowel+glue.  I am happy to report that the hinges are tight and the door closes smooth as silk now.