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Old 04-19-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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One of the last things Rease told us before we left Chilliwack was (or close to what he said, I didn't have a tape recorder), "The hinges on the bath door are not real strong, so if the door opens too far, it will bend the hinge and you'll have to knock it back into place." Well, we were VERY careful not to pull it back, but maybe the 3rd day out, Hokie hit a pot hole (or something like that) and when we opened the door at the end of the day, it had been "swinging"! So, the door wouldn't latch! So, out came the screwdriver and hammer, and "bam, bam", back in place. Well, from then on, every time we stopped, it had been "swinging"! So, the first thing after we got home, I purchased some heavier (thicker) hinges in the same shade and reinstalled the door with some "omphhhh" to it.
You may not encounter this problem, but if you do, it's a simple fix.
The installed hinges work great on the cabinets, but too much weight and torque on a "swinging" bath door, will do it in quickly. The picture on the left is as I took it off the door.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Hinges

Hi: HokieEscape... We haven't encountered that problem yet...but then again we're not "Swingers".
I have on occasion come "Unhinged"
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Well Alf, I wasn't planning on being a swinger either, but when we opened our outside door, she was "a swingin'", and "a bendin'" : - )
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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Hi HokieEscape ~ I'm really appreciating all your tips and wisdom!
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #5
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Re: Hinges

Do your new hinges go 90 degrees or 180? I don't know if the door will hit the table in my future 17' if the hinge was to go180 degrees. I have elected to have the door hinge on the right for a straight shot to the bathroom from the bed.
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