Does anyone know where to get hinge pin
locks? Or hinges
with locking pins? This would be for an
exterior door that
opens out leaving the hinge pins
accessible when the door
is locked. I have searched Google, but
have, so far, been
unsuccessful in finding such a product.
I did happen on the
patent for such a device.
Another easy way to deal with this is to drill holes in opposite sides
of the hinge plate, Drive in hardened screws like TapCons in the holes
on one side and grind the head off so there is about 3/8-1/2 inch
sticking out and when you close the door the hinges are still locked
together with the pins out.
You probably have to elongate the receiving side hole a bit but that
is on the stop side so it doesn't really make much difference.
Here is an alternate solution. Drive some double headed nails(aka
scaffolding nails) into the door jamb on the hinge side the cut off
the top head. When you close the door the spike s left behind will dig
into the door and prevent it from being removed. You could probably
come up with any number of means to do the same task. There are also
door hinges that work in a similar way. They have a tab that locks
into a hole when the door is closed to prevent it from being removed
by pulling the pins
There is a type of hinge known as NRP (non removable pin) that
uses a set screw on the pin itself. There are also hinges that
have a security stud on one leaf that engages a hole on the other
leaf like this:
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
A special hinge screw is sold that you remove one hinge screw on the
door and one across from it on the frame, the new one protrudes into
the door when it closes about 1", so taking off all hinge pins doesnt
matter. The door is pinned to the frame and cant be pried out. They
are cheap and its a 5 minute job to put in one each hinge of a door.
The Pin tightens with a wrench, half of it is threaded. half smooth to
a point with a nut in the middle. This is the easiest and only way I
know to fix your issue without putting in new hinges, which won`t
match the old holes, will cost alot, your job will be hours doing new
hinges, minutes putting in security screws. I have them, got them at
my locksmith shop.
I think alarm system suppliers still sell a pin that you install by
drilling a 1/4" hole in a clear area of each leaf of a hinge or take
the hinge off, close it and drill a hole through the the leaves and
after reinstalling the hinge, hammer a special pin into the frame side
of the hinge. When you close the door, the pin mates with the hole in
the door half of the hinge which will keep it in place.
Thanks to all who replied. I checked my
2 out opening doors. I will have to
check it out in more detail, but,
apparently on door has non removable
pins. The other needs some attention.
I will probably put in a few of the
"lock pins" to fix the problem.
Hello Mark, does your hinge screw work on just a regular wood door hinge. I was
looking for a hinge with a lock and key so that the pins can't be removed from
my office into my apartment. Please reply, thank you, Cyndi
The 2 of the 4 screws shown on this webpage can be used on metal or
wood doors. The #12 sizes have both machine threads and wood threads.
pic of installed screw here
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