Swing Stopper tip from the this old house reader remodel issue 2012
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Swing Stopper

Years ago, when I was remodeling my house with my granddad, I had a bathroom door that wouldn't stay open. I figured it needed to be rehung, but Granddad removed two of the hinge pins, laid them on the floor, and hit each one in the middle with the hammer, bending it slightly. After replacing the pins, I never had a problem with the door swinging shut again.

Henry Jacobs III
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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