Video:Remove a Door From Hingeswith Debbie Anderson
Need to take off a door to move a giant piece of furniture out? Learn how to remove and reattach an interior door from the door hinges.See Transcript
Transcript:Remove a Door From HingesHi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com. When it comes to moving large objects from one room to another in the home, sometimes you just need another inch or two of doorway clearance to get that large object through the doorway and into the next room. So, today I'm going to show you how to quickly remove and re-attach your interior door from the hinges so you don't damage your interior doors while moving large objects from one room of the home to the next.
Supplies Needed to Remove a DoorFor this task, you will need a hammer, a flat head screwdriver, and Phillips head screwdriver
Prep the Door HingesFirst, partially close the door you wish to remove to expose the cylinder shaped interlocking door hinges on the attaching side of the door frame and interior door. Next, wedge the tip of your Flat head screwdriver between the top of the lower hinge cap and the bottom of the door hinge halves.
Use your hammer to lightly tap the handle of the flat head screwdriver in a downward direction until the bottom cap on the door hinge separates from the rest of the door hinge. Repeat this process for all door hinges attaching the door to the main door frame.
Next, starting with the bottom door hinge and working your way up the door, place the tip of your Phillips head Screwdriver up through the small hole on the underside of the door hinge and lightly tap the handle of the Phillips head screwdriver in an upward direction with the hammer to push the hinge pin holding the two pieces of the door hinge together up and out of the door hinge. Repeat this process for all of the door hinges attaching the door to the main door frame.
Remove the Door From the HingesWhile holding the two sides of the door square, carefully remove the interior door from the interior door frame by separating the two pieces on each of the door hinges.
Reattaching the DoorTo re-attach the door, while holding the door so that the bottom of the door is square with the floor and in a partially closed position, carefully align the hinge half on the door with the door hinge half on the door frame.
Once all of the hinge halves are aligned, hold the door with one hand while sliding the hinge pins down through the tops of each of the door hinge holes to hold the two halves of the door hinges back together.
Now, if the pins don't slide back down through the holes at the top of the hinges easily, use your hammer to carefully tap on the top of the hinge pins until all of the door hinge pins go down as far as they will go through the two halves of the door hinge pieces.
Finally, use your hammer to lightly tap the lower hinge caps back up into the hole of the door hinges located on the underside of the door hinges.
And there you have it! The next time you need to move a large object from one room in the home to another room, you can safely get those extra couple of inches out of your doorway without worrying about damaging your interior room doors while moving the object.
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