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Home Living : July 29th 2008
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 HOW MUCH? Screwdriver ($10 - $15) or cordless drill with screwdriver bits ($80 - $240); claw hammer ($15 - $20); chisel ($5 - $12); timber wedge (offcuts so no cost); timber to fill holes (offcuts); wood glue ($2 to $8). Secure loose hinges, doors 1 Before doing anything, wedge a piece of timber under the door to hold it level and hold its weight. If this is not done when the screws are removed the pressure on the remaining screws and hinges will cause more damage. 2 Unscrew the loose hinges. If both hinges are loose, totally remove the door and complete the steps below for both sets of hinges. 3 Use a chisel to split a piece of timber just a little wider than the screw holes for the hinge, then taper one end until it is circular -- or there- about. 4 Place a small amount of wood glue into the screw hole, then hammer in the wedge until it is tight. Cut it off flush using a hammer or chisel and allow the glue to dry. 6 Select a drill bit to suit the size of the screw thread (between 1mm and 1.5mm less in diameter than the widest part of the screw). Drill all the holes, then push the hinge into the recess and fix the screws. Do not over tighten the screws or you will strip the timber around the thread, again. 5 Lightly sand the repaired area to make it smoother. We have received many inquiries about loose and worn hinges and wobbly, dropped doors. Tightening the existing screws does not always end in a satisfactory solution so a more permanent remedy is required. HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • FreOver 20 years exp. www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2103231i hlc wk7 creatingbetterliving Clunies Ross Street, Prospect NSW 2148 Phone: 9840 2334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. A wide selection of bricks, blocks, pavers and retaining wall seconds is on sale for up to 40% off the recommended retail price! Visit www.boral.com.au/factoryoutlet WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Shop 7/83 Longueville Rd, LANE COVE 9427 1330 Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor additions Patios, decks & pergolas Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved applicants 2172660i hlc wk51
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