While repairing a pair of small, very old french doors, I lost two of
the (4) hinge pins. The pins are 2 and 5/8" long and 15/64" in
diameter. Does anyone know of a place where I can get replacements for
these? The local Ace hardware didn't have them, so I probably need a
You could experiment with various sizes of nails. (Maybe even a long 3"
I've done that with interior door hinges but not with hinge pins that large,
in my case 4 inch nails did OK.
However it may be that no size of nail/bolt fits exactly and the hinges may
BTW 15/64" is just a shade under 1/4 inch? Pick up a bit of 1/4" stock rod
at hardware store, if too tight stick a 3" piece in the electric drill and
rub it down by 1/64th?Worth a try? Or run a 1/4" drill though the holes in
the hinge tabs?
To make a 'head' on the on a home manufactured pin like that you could
'peen' one end slightly over a 1/4 " washer held in the vise almost flush.
If you can get brass rod it'd be that much easier?
What you need is a machine shop. Take one of the pins you have left down to
the local metalsmith, and he can turn out a couple new ones on a lathe for
you. No idea what the price would be, but it is a simple job, especially if
he has a lathe with a duplicating arm on it. If it is a full-service shop,
they can even plate them in whatever color you need.
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