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    Default Best way to slighty modify door hinge placement

    Hey everyone, first post here.

    Have fixed a door to a frame using the non mortise hinges but I've put the pin of the hinge too close to the door so that the door has too much resistance when closing.
    My question is if I need to move the hinge only slightly to the left, is there any best method to fix this? Fill the hole or something?
    I'm thinking it may not be stable if the new screw hole will be directly next to the other.

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    Being a non-mortise hinge you could relocate the hinge, maybe 10mm up or down, from where you have it now.
    Just fill the old holes with Timbermate.

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    i take it you mean hirline hinge..just take out the top and bottom screw and slightly loosen the middle screw. then screw the top and bottom ones at the outer edge of the hole.. it will pull the door out..i do it all the time.. thats why its best to just put one screw in each hinge then check if it needs adjusting..it will definitely be strong enough..

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    If you are worried about the screw not holding tap a matchstick into the screw hole with a bit of pva glue. Once dry drill a hole next to it and reinstall hinge. Make sure you have used the right screws as oversized screw heads will cause the door to bind. We always back off the edge of the door about 3 degree with a plane to stop the door binding on the hinge screws when using herline hinges.

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    If you are hinging a solid heavy door with hirlines you'll have plenty of trouble down the track. I personally wouldn't use them ever even on hollow internal doors. I see why many home handymen do use them as they are quick and easy and probably look neater than a rough checkout. For a tradesmen, they look cheap and amateurish imo. The matchstick or thicker filler piece wittled down from timber and glued in is the go. Generally i knock it in with glue, chisel flush and pilot hole next to it then screw immediately.

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    theyre fine if you use 3 and have heaps of meat to screw to..8g x 30mm screw is perfect for those hinges..

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