How to Replace Door Hinges

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Replace door hinges with the help of someone to hold the door up. Learn how to replace door hinges using the home repair tips in this free video.

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My name's Ryan Parker, Parker Home Renovations in New Braunfels, Texas, and today I'm going to teach you how to replace a door hinge. First thing you need to do is you need to locate your door hinge on your door. Now you need to look and see if it's a curved hinge, or if it's a square hinge. You're going to want to get the same kind generally. Go down to the hardware store and see if you can find the same type of hinge, whether it's square or round. There's several different colors and several different styles to choose from. You have many options when choosing a door hinge. Once you pick one out, you want to bring it back to the house and to take these hinges off the door. You're going to have to open the door, maybe have somebody help you hold the other side of the door as you're taking the screws out so the door doesn't just fall down. So you're going to want to open the door, and then you're going to have to take the screws off the hinge on the door jamb side on all the hinges on that side. Take the door completely out of the jamb and then you'll take the screws out on the door side and disconnect the hinge from the actual door. So you'll be able to hold the hinge just like this. Then you're going to get your new hinge and you're going to want to install it back on the door. So you'll set it back in the place where the old hinges were, slide it in place, and then pop your screws back in there on all the hinges on that door. Then you're going to want to hold the door up, put it in the door jamb just like it was when you took it out, slide that end of the hinge back in the mortise on the door jamb side, and then you're going to pop the screws back in the door jamb. Once you do that to all the hinges on the door, and you close the door and it shuts fine, then you've successfully changed the hinges on your door. My name is Ryan Parker with Parker Home Renovations, and you can find me at


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