How to install a hinged door stop

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How to install a hinged door stop
Simply remove the pin from a hinge to install a hinge door stop. (bifold door image by Scrivener from

It's usually an accident when a door is swung open with a bit too much force and the doorknob strikes the wall, causing unsightly nicks, bungs and maybe even holes in the wall. These accidents will continue to happen unless you install a door stop. Hinged door stops are adjustable devices discreetly installed in one of the door's hinges.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Door stop
  • Screwdriver or point chisel
  • Hammer

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  1. 1

    Purchase a door stop with a metal colour that matches the metal colour of your door's hinges.

  2. 2

    Decide whether you want to install the door stop at the door's top hinge or at its bottom hinge.

  3. 3

    Close the door to keep it in place while working.

  4. 4

    Place the tip of a screwdriver or a point chisel at the bottom end of the hinge pin.

  5. 5

    Tap the head of the screwdriver or chisel with a hammer to back out and remove the hinge pin from the hinge.

  6. 6

    Install the hinge door stop in its place. The hinge door stop is a hinge pin with two perpendicular, rubber-headed stopper posts attached. One stopper hits the door when it opens, and the other hits the adjacent wall. Insert the hinge pin part of the stopper into the hinge holes. Tap the head of the hinge pin with a hammer to secure it in the hinge.

  7. 7

    Open the door to test the stopper. The stopper that hits the wall is adjustable. Screw it in to decrease the stopping distance if the door isn't opening wide enough. Screw the stopper out to increase the stopping distance if the door is opening too wide and the doorknob still hits the wall.

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