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  - the door hinges before
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  - state or show the lubricant you used
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lubricant i used
lubricant i used
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door hinge for our bedroom door
door hinge for our bedroom door
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using my tshirt rags i made to apply the lubricant!
using my tshirt rags i made to apply the lubricant!
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Hinges are lubricated
Hinges are lubricated
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I tried the wd-40 white lithium spray thanks to Mike.
I agree it has very little smell even when directly on my hands it  has a very faint smell similar to the white coolant/lubricant on metal lathes and mills.

This bathroom door was driving me crazy because it squeaked and woke up the kids everytime I had to get up after getting them down for the night.

Now it is free swinging with a beautiful chorus of silence.

I think this would have worked without pulling the pins but I wanted to go ahead and get a good coating.

I found that shaking the can made for a finer application in the barrel and not shaking allowed me to gob it on the pin before reinserting. Residual squirted out of the separations and was easy to wipe away with a wet rag.
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Pin pulled
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Active spraying inside barrell
Active spraying inside barrell
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Grease on pin
Grease on pin
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After
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Product
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To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
   - the door hinges before
   - an action shot of you greasing the door hinges
   - the greased door hinges
   - state or show the lubricant you used



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Oiled hinges on one of our kitchen cabinets that has squeaked for the past ten years that we have lived here. It is just below our bedroom so I hear it when I’m trying to sleep.
If I’d known it was this simple, or I guess paid attention to do something about it, I would have done this years ago.
I used coconut oil since it’s what I had on hand.
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Before up close
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Before for scale
Before for scale
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Action shot
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After. You can’t hear it here but it’s quiet
After. You can’t hear it here but it’s quiet
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Bottom hinge after
Bottom hinge after
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - grease hinges on one door
     - lithium grease or food based fats that are solid at room temperature
     - maybe some sanding of the door
     - maybe micro bending or adjusting of hinges to improve alignment


To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the door hinges before
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  - an action shot of you greasing the door hinges
See Attached.
  - the greased door hinges
See Attached.
  - state or show the lubricant you used
See Attached.



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Top Bathroom Door Hinge
Top Bathroom Door Hinge
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Bottom Bathroom Door Hinge
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Lithium Grease
Lithium Grease
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Pull pins and lightly grease after a quick wipe with a cloth.
Pull pins and lightly grease after a quick wipe with a cloth.
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Giving the outside and rubbing points a little shot.
Giving the outside and rubbing points a little shot.
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Wiped down and squeak free.
Wiped down and squeak free.
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I used coconut oil to grease the hinges. No more squeaking. I have a video of the greased hinges if the pics don't suffice.
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My hall closet creaks like my front door so I can't tell the difference.  I want to leave the front door creaky so I can tell when it's opened ... for security.
I'm greasing the hinges on my hall closet.


Hall closet hinges to be greased.


Used WD-40 White Lithium Grease to oil hinges


Greasing hinges


Greased hinge


Hinges Greased

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This is an old hinge in our porch that is used dozens of times per day. I gathered a long screw to hold the halves in place while lubing, a pair of pliers, some bacon fat, and a rag. I first pulled the pin from the hinge while the door was closed and temporarily inserted the screw to keep it from falling apart. I then dipped the pin in some softened bacon fat then reinserted it into the hinge. I then wiped it all down with the old rag.
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My bathroom door was getting very creaky so I applied some coconut oil to the hinges. I left it for a couple of hours and now there's no squeak!
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Coconut oil
Coconut oil
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Top hinge before
Top hinge before
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Bottom hinge before
Bottom hinge before
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Applying the coconut oil by hand
Applying the coconut oil by hand
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Bottom hinge after
Bottom hinge after
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Top hinge after
Top hinge after
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