Posted January 19, 2020 11:07:31 If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you probably already know that we use a lot of seal tape on our doors.
I’ve mentioned before that the problem with using the adhesive on our door hinges is that we can’t seal it properly without using an adhesive strip that has been coated in a lot more adhesive than we’re willing to pay for.
In fact, when we used seal tape for our hinges, it actually stuck to the door hinges quite badly.
We found out that a lot in the back of our minds, but we had to get creative to fix it.
So we decided to take a closer look at the problem and make sure that we had a way to get the seal tape off of our hinges before we used it again.
First, we decided that we’d need to go out and find a cheap seal tape that was easy to cut up and we could cut it out in half so that we could use the other half to glue it onto the hinges.
So, we cut up two sheets of 2″x1″ x 1″ rubber seal tape and taped them to the hinges, and then we cut the rest of the tape in half.
We then taped the other sheet of tape to the hinge and cut it to make the hinges that we wanted.
We found a pretty cheap seal and adhesive strip in our local hardware store and bought a few of them from the hardware store, and they’re about $1.50 a piece.
We took them to Home Depot and bought three of them.
We didn’t need to use them on the hinges because we already had some of the seal that we were using, so that’s a nice bonus.
Next, we taped up the hinges using the seal strip that we just bought.
This way, when the hinges are screwed down, the seal stays on the hinge as well as the adhesive strips.
Once the hinges were screwed down to the wall, we put the two pieces of tape on the door frames so that they wouldn’t come undone when we were done installing them.
So that’s pretty easy to do.
I used a little tape to attach the two sides of the hinges together.
I taped them together using a couple of zip ties, and I put a couple more zip ties around the outside edges of the door so that the tape didn’t come loose.
The door frame is pretty straight forward to install.
I put some tape on each side of the frame to make sure it wouldn’t fall apart as I was pulling it apart.
Next we put some seal tape over the hinge so that it won’t fall off the hinges as I pulled them apart.
Then, we used a zip tie to attach both hinges together to make a seal.
Next I made a little hole in the top of the hinge that was a little larger than the hole that we used to install the seal on the previous hinges.
We also put a bit of the adhesive in the center of the hole so that when I removed the hinges I wouldn’t damage the seal.
This is pretty simple to do because the adhesive that we have to put on the doors hinges is sticky, so if you don’t put it on properly, it won.
Then I just used some of that adhesive to glue the hinge onto the door.
I had the hinges sitting on the floor in the middle of my bathroom and I wanted to put them in the exact same position as they are in the garage, so I just glued the hinge to the frame so that I could make sure the hinge was in the same position when I moved the door to the garage.
Then we put in the seal and seal tape.
Now that I have the door down, I’m going to put the door back on.
The hinge was still hanging down when I went into the bathroom, so it’s not going to fall off.
You can tell that the hinge is still attached to the house because the seal still sticks to it.
I don’t know if you can see it, but the hinges have two bolts in them.
If you look closely at the hinge, you can actually see that there are two screws in there.
If I just use a screwdriver, the hinges should just slide off.
When I get back in there, I’ll try to figure out how to put it back on again.
The hinges are pretty straight-forward.
I only had to screw down the hinges a little bit to get them on.
We had to tape the hinges and seal to make it look like they were sticking together.
Now we have two hinges that are glued together.
You know how it goes.
You take the door apart and the hinges will slide off when you put the screws back in.
That’s the end of the DIY seal and sealing tape project.
If anyone is interested in a similar project that involves sealing door hinges, check out the Home Depot