I wonder if anyone in here is thinking about wanting to know if your child is sneaking out or their significant other is sneakin in at night instead of some intruder wanting to sneak in? Boric acid or oven cleaner should do the trick, but use the harshest one you can find. whatever you use, it needs to be corosive and/or abrasive. keep in mind that you should only use just a little bit of the boric acid to prevent extreme wear on the hinges, otherwise you run the risk of having to spend more money on replacement hinges, and you should completely remove the hinges and remove the pin to do this.
some oven cleaner would do the work. . . or try ammonia and blow dry the hinges try that several times, let me know if it works?
It doesn't really matter to me why you want your door to squeak although I must admit that it spikes my curiosity. LOL I would either go with degreasers like Camille suggested or possibly if you put Gold Bond Powder on it then the oil that is in there would get absorbed. Are you trying to get the hinge part of the door to squeak or the wood part of the door itself? Just checking. Hope this might help.
You can tie something around the doorknob like an old set of keys, a set of old silverware, or baby toys that rattle. I, too am concerned with you wanting a door that squeaks. I don't know your age, but please go to someone for help if you feel someone is hurting you or abusing you in ANY way. If you feel like family and friends will not help you, then go to a another adult-a teacher, counselor or any employee at a school, a policeman, a neighbor you can trust. Please do this. Don't wait another moment.
Goodness why all the fuss about this. I like my door to squeak so i can hear someone coming in or out my door. We live in the country and have a two year old grandson with me and my daughter. I feel safer knowing that i hear that squeak when it opens. Hey hang a bell or shoe horn on the door too is a good idea when you have small children or elderly. Good luck and get that squeak going...
When trying to keep track of an elderly person from walking out the door, we put a rubberised mat in front of the door, (with the rubber studs poking up) It slowed down the door by rubbing along the bottom of the door when the door was being opened, and also made a scraping sound. someone was able to get to them before they took a walk.
yes, it sounds like there might be something you are afraid to discuss....other than the "quiet" door. THAT is probably more important to get resolved than the actual door...but for tonight, maybe something "gritty" in the hinges would work?...the degreaser also sounds like a good idea. a LOCK! a chair under the door handle? a wood shim...I don't know the issue so I don't know what else to suggest. If someone is hurting you, you need to get help though. If someone has caused the door to NOT squeak so they can harm you, altering their "handiwork" might cause more trouble for you if you don't get help.
I am also concerned about why you want your door to squeak. Seems like your "really big problem" is with something/someone other than the door. Why not try solving the real problem...and maybe get some help from an adult or an authority figure.....a teacher, pastor, or the police, if necessary?
i would hope noone would be mean to you. the suggestion from camille sounds good.
if you cant get it to squeak again you can put jingle bells on the door knobs, both inside and out.
i can imagine what or whom you are trying to keep out. if this is for safety issues tho go to an adult you trust. ok. really.
Ha! My mind is going wild with the possible reasons for wanting a door to squeak :) Try using a strong degreaser on the hinge pins (409, Simple Green, oven cleaner), but be sure to protect any paint around the area. Then when you need a quiet door again, you can just zap the hinges with WD-40.
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