Re: rust on hinges
I can't guess why they have rust spots. Has there been a time when the house has been closed up and without heat? The rust could have happened at that time.
You could replace the hinges with solid brass instead of plated steel. That would prevent rust (and they'd probably look better).
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.