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I had a hinge in my office that needed cleaning and greasing. I used bacon grease for this and it worked extremely well.
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Before the grease, hinge was already loose as well
Before the grease, hinge was already loose as well
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Bacon grease in solid form
Bacon grease in solid form
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Hinge getting some grease
Hinge getting some grease
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Me trying to clean/grease hinge while taking an action shot
Me trying to clean/grease hinge while taking an action shot
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Grease on hinge pin
Grease on hinge pin
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Removing old grease/oil
Removing old grease/oil
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Applying last coat of grease
Applying last coat of grease
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Reassembled and good to go!
Reassembled and good to go!
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For this badge bit, I used this product: https://a.co/d/dr9barz WD-40 Specialist Protective White Lithium Grease Spray with SMART STRAW SPRAYS 2 WAYS, 10 OZ based on what other posters had used. The pictures show each of the hinges before greasing, an action shot and the finished hinges with excess wiped off. I went ahead and did the rest of the exterior doors in the house since it was so easy. The hard part was not getting the grease everywhere with the spray can.
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I went with food-based fat, rather than lithium grease. Some Plant Butter, because that is what I had on hand. Solid at room temperature.
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I have never greased hinges before but I think the cabinet appreciated it.
I used 100% Coconut oil to take care of these hinges, it has been warm lately so it is liquid right now. I guess that means it can be distributed easier.
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Lower hinge before greasing
Lower hinge before greasing
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Upper hinge before greasing
Upper hinge before greasing
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Coconut oil doing its job
Coconut oil doing its job
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Lower hinge after
Lower hinge after
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Upper hinge after
Upper hinge after
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This is one set of hinges that`ll never bother anyone again with their squeak. (until they start squeaking again)
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Squeakers before greasage
Squeakers before greasage
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Greasage afoot
Greasage afoot
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Post greasage non-squeaker
Post greasage non-squeaker
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Lithlium grease
Lithlium grease
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Now that winter is here, it's time for more maintenance around the homestead. All doors hinges where due. I used white solid lithium grease for that, it did a good job.

Edit: here two final picture that shows the pins in their proper place in the hinges.





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Note: This requirement is a bit ambiguous: "   - the greased door hinges".  One could interpret your pictures of the greased hinge pins as meeting this requirement, but I think the intention of this requirement is to show the entire hinge including the reinstalled hinge pin and any showing that any extra grease is cleaned up Adding one more picture after all completed should meet this requirement without any ambiguit..

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Thank you for the lithium grease tip, it works great at the front door !







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The door on the hutch was creaking and not swinging easy so I added a little coconut oil.
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Before
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During
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Coconut oil
Coconut oil
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My master bathroom door squeaks. That's a problem! Because at night, it risks waking up my baby when I go potty. No, no no! So I went to the hardware store and got this white lithium grease to fix the issue.
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white lithium
white lithium
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one hinge
one hinge
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greasing the hinge
greasing the hinge
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on both sides
on both sides
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tightening the screws in the hinges
tightening the screws in the hinges
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cleaned up, and squeak-less!
cleaned up, and squeak-less!
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Dave Burton wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will grease the hinges of a door.  



Some articles on caring for wooden kitchen utensils
  - How to Lubricate Door Hinges
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Just in case you care, it says “wooden kitchen utensils”

Here is my submission…
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Squeaky and annoying
Squeaky and annoying
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Coconut oil
Coconut oil
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Greased hinge
Greased hinge
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Silence
Silence
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Ok so tested all the doors in my home and only one was squeaky, and on that door, it was only one of the hinges squeaking.
This is one of only two older doors in my home where the hinge has been painted over many years ago with white paint.
Was able to pry the pin up and out of the lower hinge with my nails (the bottom is closed on this hinge).
Rubbed ghee all over the pin and inside the hinge itself. Slid the pin back into the hinge and tapped it down with the bottom of the ghee bottle.
Retested the door and the squeak is gone!
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For this BB I used a natural food fat, in this case lard. it worked well! I no longer have a squeaky closet!
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"The great hinge"
"The great hinge"
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greasing the pokey thingy
greasing the pokey thingy
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the greasy pokey thingy
the greasy pokey thingy
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done!
done!
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