To install spring-loaded hinges, put hinges on the surface you are working on, cut depressions on the door for hinges to sit, drill pilot holes, and fix the faceplate and door. A set of spring-loaded hinges, screws, a screw driver, a drill and a chisel are necessary for the process.Continue Reading
Measure 10 inches from the bottom and top of the door to determine the correct positioning of the hinges. Designate outlines for both hinges with a pencil. Place a chisel on the top hinge's position, tap the head of the chisel with a hammer to create a deep notch for the hinge to sit, and place the hinge on the depression. Repeat the process for the bottom hinge.
To ease installation, mark the surface with a pencil and drill pilot holes. Once you have attached the faceplate, position the door properly, insert screws into the hinges, and tighten the screws with a screw driver. A set of spring-loaded hinges normally comes with screws.
To adjust a spring-loaded hinge, close the door, insert a hex key into the hole on the top of the hinge, turn the key clockwise to uncover a tension pinhole in the hinge, and place a tension pin into the uncovered hole. Test the door to check if it closes as desired. Repeat the process as necessary.Learn more about Doors, Windows, & Locks