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How to fix an outdoor door hinge?

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How to fix an outdoor door hinge?

Hi All,


Kindly provide some advice on how to fix a door hinge as the cement from the wall has come out (please refer photos). I was advised by a building inspector to redesign the gate by getting some steel plates attached to the wall and then hooking the gate to it so that the weight of the gate in not on the corners of the wall.


Quite novice at this so apologies if some of the terminology used is not correct.


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Re: Outdoor Door Hinge Repair

Hi @khatriy 


There is  no way to repair that render to get it to hold a gate hinge for very long.  Epoxy may work  better to repair the damage and form a  more solid anchor  points?


So I suggest a  section of 1 meter aluminium angle 50 x 50 x 3 mm thick and place it on the corner covering the render damage  and taking the gate off and seeing if the 1 meter aluminium angle will also cover the bottom hinge as render may not hold  forever down there.  so use the  aluminium to do both hinges at same time.

Metal Mate 50 x 50 x 3mm 1m Aluminium Equal Angle - Silver



Drill and screw aluminium angle to the wall using similar wall fixings away from  render edge. Do this on both sides of the aluminium angle screwing its  edges to the wall   spaced neatly


Next simply use 12g x25mm metal screws to screw gate hinge to the new aluminium support gate post.


If you want use a longer  piece of aluminium to run up the wall to make it look like it was  planned to be there full length of gate post.

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Re: How to fix an outdoor door hinge?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @khatriy. We're pleased to have you join us. No need to apologise for simple terminology - we all have to start from somewhere. 


Great to see you get such prompt and helpful advice from @Jewelleryrescue. Please let us know if anything he said is unclear. 


You might also like to take a few wider shots from further back so members can see the whole gate. It might help to produce other suggestions. 




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Re: Outdoor Door Hinge Repair

Hello @khatriy 


Thanks for sharing your question about your outdoor hinge. That's an elegant solution suggested by @Jewelleryrescue. The aluminium angle will provide extra support to the edge of the wall as it will be anchored at different points along the length of the wall. I also propose using Selleys 350g Liquid Nails Heavy Duty to stick the angle to the wall.


Just to add to the suggestions made, I suggest moving the fence closer to the edge of the wall to provide a more favourable position for anchoring the hinge. Please remember to drill pilot holes in order to facilitate easier mounting.


Please remember to wear personal protection such as gloves, goggles and a mask when working on your project.


If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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Re: Outdoor Door Hinge Repair

@JewelleryrescueMany thanks for the detailed response and explaining the fix. Please find below the full picture of the gate plus the adjacent wall. Is there another way to put some steel plates at the area highlighted in blue in the picture & then attach the gate to it ? (this was suggested by a building inspector who did our house inspection stating that the weight of the gate would then be in the middle of the wall instead of the edge).

Had similar question in the path suggested by you - The gate would be attached to the aluminium angle, however, the weight of the gate is still on the edge of the wall (based on my understanding), wouldn't that cause the current issue in the long run?

CC @EricL 


Re: Outdoor Door Hinge Repair

Hi @khatriy 


You would only need  a plate 150mm x 60mm x3mm  to 5mm so the plate can screw into the solid brick of the wall not  so big as you have drawn.



Aluminium angle works  as at 50 mm by 50 mm screw the outer egdes of the  aluminium over the meaty brick sections as you will have morespots  for screw support inside the gate and out ie the twoplanes of the aluminimun angle you will get plenty supports plus the bend in the angle is more resistant to flexing.


Hope this makes sense


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