Squeaking Door Hinges

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Damian30, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Damian30

    Damian30 Member


    Daft question but what is the best lubricant for internal squeaking door hinges? Is it just bog standard 3 in 1 oil or are some of the brands with silicone, etc, better?

    Also what is best for noisy garage door rails?

    Many thanks,

  2. Hover Tim

    Hover Tim New Member

    For your door hinges just use some wd40 spray it onto the hinge and move the door back and forth not too sure about the garage door though

    MOONSHINE New Member

    Yes WD40 on the door hinges. You might need grease for the garage runners?
  4. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    heeelllooo damain 30 :D:D:D:D

    the same answer as diy not ;)

    "dont use "plumbers" silicon grease
    i fitted a pair of rising butt hinger for my brother we lubricated them with plumers silicon grease and the hinges where juddering and catching all over the place trying to pull the hinges off the door rather than rotate

    cleaned the grease off to allow me to de burr smooth or whatever was causing the problem
    hung the door to work out where it was binding and it rotated without a problem

    if you have a motorised garage door keep in mind the channels may need to be left grease free if the rubber wheels rely on friction to move the door"

    big all
  5. are you sure you aint got mice?...:^O
  6. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Internal doors. Open the door up and rub the hinge joints with pencil. The lead(graphite) 'tis good. Wipe off the excess with a cloth.

    Mr. HandyAndy - really
  7. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    i havent heard that one in a long time

    ps. for those doubting thomas's

  8. Itareus

    Itareus New Member

    Believe it or not washing up liquid works on internal door hinges and "her indoors" won't moan if any gets spilt on the carpet!
  9. KY kills 99% of all known squeaks!

  10. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Believe it or not washing up liquid works on internal
    door hinges and "her indoors" won't moan if any gets
    spilt on the carpet!

    Yes she WILL moan. 'Cause it will pick up the iron filings(metal dust) and drip as a black oily substance(unless the hinges are brass of course).

    Mr. HandyAndy - really
  11. joesoap

    joesoap New Member

    With door fully open rub ball of hinge with candle and the same with door closed. No mess , no stained timber , no prob. Try it. Cheers!
  12. jimjams

    jimjams New Member

    I agree with Joesoap, rub a candle on it. They have lots of uses.
  13. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    cooking oil.
  14. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    mazball is correct

    cooking oil is an easily avaliable lubricant for squeeky door hinges
  15. jimmyjoiner

    jimmyjoiner New Member

    shaving foam works and it doesn't run down the door like wd40 unlikely to have it in your toolbox though

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