Forum Title: Door hinge problem... Help please....
Hey: I have an interior door hinge that is driving me nuts. The problem is the wood in the casing where one if the hinges mounts is worn out and the screws will not grab. There is basically no wood where the screws belong and the upper hinge will not mount, so the door looks like it needs medical attention.. Thank you in advance for any and all help and take care. Dan in Atlanta
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: AMY ALLEN (Beaumont, TX), 01/06/2019

New construction windows often come with a top flashing. If not, check with the manufacturer, or check a local lumberyard, NOT big box. The verticle flashing goes under any housewrap, then cover with your flashing tape, The edge should overhang the window edge, and slope to form a drip edge. Caulk under the flashing/window joint.

- Kyle Compton (Houston, TX), 02/05/2019

Hey hrjrkr: Thanks for the great suggestion, I tried that and unfortunately behind the jam there is nothing... no wood. I took a strong flashlight and looked and all there is is air I thought about using water putty, but don't know if it will allow the screws to grab hold. I used it in the past in other places and sometimes it just kinda flakes of. Any other ideas? Thanks again and take care Dan in Atlanta

- KEN SHARP (Gastonia, NC), 02/13/2019

Is the hole big enough so you can slide a piece of wood long enough so that you can use a couple of screws through the frame to hold that piece of wood and than screw your hinge into that? Anothe way is to take out one of the moldings off and stick a peice of wood behind the frame where the hinge screws to.

- LORRAINE DAY (Everett, WA), 02/28/2019

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