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Unread 01-06-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Full door hinge torx bolt sizing

I stripped one of my torx bolts on my full door hinges and I need to know what size and length they are so I can replace it with a hex head. Its still in there otherwise i would measure it...

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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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It's simple, two solutions
Remove one of the remaining 11 bolts on the door hinge and take it to the hardware store to match it,
Or
Since you still need to remove the stripped bolt, cut a groove on the head then apply lots of penetrant on it then use a big flat screwdriver to remove it
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Unread 01-06-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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I stripped one of my torx bolts on my full door hinges and I need to know what size and length they are so I can replace it with a hex head. Its still in there otherwise i would measure it...
Can't use an extractor to extract the broken bolt? Not too difficult to do, just soak it with penetrating oil before doing it. Otherwise common sense says try loosening one of the other bolts to compare.....
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Unread 01-06-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input I kinda post things and then figure it out as i post them... most of the time.. gonna go with the extractor
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's what it takes sometimes
Next time go to the bathroom mirror, tell yourself your problem to see if your inner self comes with the solution. Try it, you never know, it might work
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Unread 01-06-2015, 09:46 PM   #6
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haha is that some kinda yoga term? I got a t40 torx socket (a size bigger than what the bolt normally takes) and hit it in with a hammer and that did the trick.
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Unread 01-07-2015, 09:01 AM   #7
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haha is that some kinda yoga term? I got a t40 torx socket (a size bigger than what the bolt normally takes) and hit it in with a hammer and that did the trick.
What folks don't realise with those torx is they are painted. With the paint in the hole, the proper sized bit will not fit, so the next size down gets used. Give it some torque, the paint crushes and the bit spins out the socket.
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Unread 01-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #8
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What folks don't realise with those torx is they are painted. With the paint in the hole, the proper sized bit will not fit, so the next size down gets used. Give it some torque, the paint crushes and the bit spins out the socket.
That's what i learned the hard way
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