One of the hinges on my attic door got bent all out of sorts. I tried
straightening it in place but that was impossible so I took it off by
force to either repair it or replace it.
With the help of a vise, a hammer, and a Crescent wrench I have managed
to get it almost new. However when removing the hinge, the pin that
holds the elbow to the attic entrance and adds support snapped off. I
have removed the plate that held the pin and will have to put it back
when I can replace the pin with something else. The plate is 3 inches
square with 4 mounting holes. The center is raised with a hole in the
middle where the pin was welded or riveted.
Whatever I use to replace it must be flat-headed and possibly
smooth-shanked for the hinge elbow to ride on. I'm thinking of using a
flat-headed screw with a nylon locknut underneath to keep it secure.
Maybe using a normal nut on the head side to keep it in place and
extended a certain amount and a metal hollow spacer that the screw
would go through.
I don't know if I have explained it clearly. Hopefully others may have
some suggestions also. Lowes doesn't carry the hinge and they want me
to look through a catalog so they could possibly order a replacement
through the manufacturer.
No matter what happens someone will find a way to take it too seriously.