Why did my plastic door hinge fail?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these fail, but now that the dust settles on the issue I can share my experience.
In a nutshell, I bought a new bathroom door handle and installed it in my bathroom.
I bought the plastic from a hardware store (the guy at the hardware store was great), so I had no idea what kind of handles they made.
When I opened up the door handle I found a small hole in the plastic, where the hinge attaches.
I was quite worried that something bad might happen if I opened the door up, so I called the hardware guy.
He told me that the plastic hinges would not break, but that there might be some damage if I pressed on the plastic.
This made me curious about the issue, so after a bit of searching I found out that the hinges are designed to stay attached to the door, and there was some adhesive on the hinge that had some possibility of loosening.
After a bit more digging, I found that the door handles I bought were not made for this kind of hinge.
The plastic hinges have been designed to work in the same way, so when you press the handle, it pushes the plastic to the inside of the door.
At this point, I was very concerned, so on a whim I took my phone out and snapped a picture of the hinge.
The picture I took did show the small hole, but it was not a huge hole.
As the picture shows, the plastic is holding the hinge securely in place, but as you can see from the picture, the hinge does not even have any visible seams.
My initial thought was that the hinge was just bent on purpose to be able to hold the door in place during the day, but the picture doesn’t really show any signs of bentness.
So I thought I would try to repair the hinge, and I got out a drill and a drill bit, and began drilling.
Once the drill bit had been bored a hole was made in the top of the plastic hinge, but once I had that hole drilled into the plastic the hinge seemed to stay in place.
It’s not something that’s easy to fix, so my next step was to replace the hinge with a new hinge that I had purchased from a different hardware store.
After I drilled the hole I used a piece of paper towel to seal the hole, and then put the new hinge on.
To replace the hinges I used the same drill and the same bit of paper towels, and again the hinges held the door firmly in place and I was able to drill the hole out of the new hinges.
Next, I checked the door and it seemed like the hinges had held.
Now that I knew the hinges were holding, I could try to replace them with new hinges that had a slightly smaller hole in them.
However, the hole in these hinges was still quite large, so if I tried to drill that hole I would just end up cutting a hole in both hinges.
So I decided to just use the paper towel again, and seal the plastic holes with some tape.
After a few more hours, I had the hinges on both hinges, and the door seemed to be holding, but I still didn’t have a good picture of how the hinges would hold.
Eventually I was satisfied that the doors hinge was holding and that the hole was still in place but it wasn’t quite as tight as before.
And that was the end of the issue.
My previous plastic door did not have this problem.
Well, when I opened my new door the plastic felt like it was going to pop off.
I was surprised, since this type of plastic doesn’t always feel that much like it will come off in a few hours, but then again I wasn’t expecting that kind of plastic.
At first I was worried about how I would fix this problem, but after a while I started to see the cracks forming.
Since the hinge did not seem to have any signs that the glue was breaking, I decided that I would use a glue that would keep the hinges in place for the rest of my life.
There was nothing fancy about the glue, but there was a line of thought going on inside my head that I wasn.t really sure about.
For example, the glue that I used to attach the hinges to the bathroom door had a plastic coating, which made it feel pretty tacky to me.
But I also was worried that it was actually making the hinges bend.
If I took a look at the hinge from this angle I would be able see that it would bend and move in a straight line.
Fortunately, the problem was easily solved.
Then I noticed that my new hinge was a bit larger than the previous one.