Yesterday we were having lunch at SWMBO's niece's basement studio
apartment and three out of the four doors in the place shrieked like
banshees when moved.
I got some olive oil from her kitchen and rubbed it up and down the
hinges with my fingertip whilve lifting and moving the door a bit with
my other hand, then I wiped off the excess oil with a paper towel.
That worked slicker than snot on a brass doorknob...Silenced 'em all nicely.
I'm remembering the door knob lock I serviced years ago. The
one woman, Carol, noticed her knob lock wasn't working well.
Bonnie suggested to take some cooking spray, and soak it
good. The cooking spray oil got all sticky, and it took me a
long time to get it all flushed out with harsh chemicals. In
that case, powdered graphite was the answer, not cooking
I recently repaired a couple of doors for a customer and I
use industrial chain lubricant (not motorcycle chain lube)
for all the mechanisms. For a door that squeaks, I use saw
wax on the edges of the door and frame.
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