Re: Stumped on installing self-closing hinges
Put a flat toothpick in the pinch point of the hinge to hold the leaf out enough to line it up properly. If that's not quite enough, try whittling a matchstick to the correct thickness. Just don't start a fire!
(By the way, the term 'leaf' refers to the hinge plate where the screw holes are. Most standard hinges have two leaves joined by a pin.)
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.