DIY Door Installation Pin Guides

  1. Jebiruph

    Jebiruph Well-Known Member

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    #1 Jun 4, 2019
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    With all the door removal/installation taking place, I thought I'd share these door pin guides I made with 3/8 OD, 3/16 ID vacuum tube cut to 1 1/4" length. They make it much easier to install the doors. I push them on just far enough for them to stay on, then pull them off after the door is installed.

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    I’ve only removed the doors a few times, but how does this help make it easier?
     
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    I imagine that it let's you line up the pins to the hole without damaging the hinge or the threads. Great idea Jerry!
     
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    This is correct. There's no metal to metal contact when trying to align the pins to the hinges.
     
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    And now that I think about, I should have made a slanted cut to make it easier to "spear" the guide into the hinge.
     
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    Oh! Now I see. I didn’t have a problem because the doors are pretty light, but I can see how that might be an issue for some people especially if you’re doing it in the dark or it’s windy etc.
     
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    I didn't realize people had difficulty aligning two pins.
     
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