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Why, in my house, are the door hinge pins inserted from bottom to top?

I have an older house in Chicago. 1890s. Not sure that is relevant to the age of the doors but regardless, there are three doors (bathroom, two bedrooms) where the hinge pins are inserted from the bottom up. Occasionally this means they fall out when the tension fails to keep them in. Surprisingly this if not that often, maybe twice a year. However it is startling, prob bad for the door, hinge and floor. Anyone know a reason why a hinge may be positioned like this? Or should I just get to work flipping/replacing them?
posted by patrad on Jul 29, 2014 - 6 answers

this here doorknob

This door is in the corner of our (soon to be) dining room. It formerly lead to the kitchen but now leads no where and is nailed shut. should we keep the knob on it? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 3, 2014 - 35 answers

How to stop dirt from coming in under front door?

So. I live on the ground floor. My apartment complex hires leafblowers to come and blow leaves and dirt out of the parking lot twice a week. Every time they come to do this, I come home to dirt, in the entryway of my apartment, that has blown in under my front door. It's a new door, with a new rubber guard at the bottom. How can I prevent this from happening?
posted by sevensnowflakes on Apr 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me diagnose my automatic garage door opener weirdness

I have a two-car garage with a LiftMaster automatic garage door opener that is misbehaving and it's driving me crazy. It seems to be randomly just opening the door long after it is closed and I can't figure out why. I've seen the other questions about garage door openers but was hoping for some advice specific to my situation. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Feb 22, 2013 - 15 answers

Laying Out the Unwelcome Mat

Are there good reasons to answer the door to strangers? [more inside]
posted by Edogy on Apr 12, 2012 - 76 answers

fixing hollow, too-short door

I need to cheaply sound-insulate a door that has two issues: it's hollow, and it has half-inch gaps at its top and bottom. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Dec 5, 2008 - 14 answers

AAAA! I'm in garage door torsion spring hell! AAAAA!

Please help save me from garage door torsion spring hell! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

The door won't close.

How do I fix a door that won't close? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Fixing a crooked door.

Fixing a crooked door... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jun 28, 2006 - 14 answers

Doorbell Placement

2 family home, shared my myself and a friend of mine. I am in the second floor unit, he is in the first floor unit. Wireless Doorbells are put on one on top of the other, since that is where there is space. Should the second floor doorbell be on top because it is the top floor, or should the first floor doorbell be on top because it would be considered the first unit of the building?
posted by benjh on Oct 8, 2004 - 7 answers

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