mark everything as to where it came from, like top hinge center hinge
bottom hinge. handle inside andle outside etc etc.
I thought mine would be a problem but it wasnt:)
Stripped a old back door, turned out great:)
If they're loose pin hinges, you remove the door by driving the pins
out, then remove the hinge leaves while the door is off. Installation
is the reverse, etc.
If the mortises are tight to the hinges, there should be no problem with
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Remove everything. Doing so:
a) encourages you to work on the door FLAT (on some sawhorses). This
eliminates dripping, etc.
b) provides incentives to clean up (or replace) the hardware. I've had to
use several applications of paint remover to dislodge the crap that the
previous owner applied. After all the paint was removed, some of the hinges
looked like crap (rust, peeling brass plating, etc.), so I replaced them
with new, shiny, hardware.
Maybe it's just me, but I think painted-over hinges look horrid. And tacky.
Hinges are a commodity item. Take the old ones to the box store and I'll
wager you can find an EXACT replacement.
I take all the hardware off, then insert two screws at the very top
and two at the very bottom (one in the center and the other near the
edge. I then lay the door on two saw horses so that the screws
support the door. I finish one side, then I can easily flip the door
to the other side. This keeps me from having to wait for one side to
dry before turning it over.
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