My Poor Door

05/02/2016

So when our door was installed, the guys who installed the screen door did a really poor job. They used wood screws to screw the hinges in the hollow aluminum door, so now after a while got the lower hinges so loose that the screws no more grip, and the door is just hanging by the upper hingers.

Drawing: would get a slightly larger screw and open up the holes in the hinge needing to be and there you go. Some nice fat pop rivets will grab that door and hinge no problem at all. Then you simply screw into it, the dimpled grip and foil the space. They used wood screws to screw the hinges in the hollow aluminum door, so now after a while got the lower hinges so loose that the screws no more grip, and the door is just hanging by the upper hingers.

Some pop rivets, you can counter sunk rivets, so that they do not protrude beyond the thickness of the hinge like that will be a problem.