Being that it’s winter, I’ve had the free time to come up with a very specific question that’s probably more trouble than it’s worth. At the very least I might learn something in the process.
I am working on a non-functioning door hinge restraint, and found the culprit to be the two bolts (that hold the restraint assembly to the hinge) had snapped in half. I’ve been referring to these two threads for reference "Door Doesn't Stay Open"
& "Problem: Door not staying open"
but didn’t want to bump discussions that are over 7 & 12 years old, respectively.
Finally, on to my question: Has everyone replaced these bolts with new bolts of the same material? Or is there an improvement that can be made to prevent this issue from occurring again? I’ve played with the idea of Titanium bolts, which would carry the additional benefit of cutting weight. I just don’t have the mechanical background to figure out if a harder material will end up being more likely
to snap in half.
Maybe the attached picture of the failure can be enough for someone more mechanically minded to bring up some ideas? I’d love to hear @[U]shinoo[/U]
share some thoughts if possible. That's all the details I can think to share. I'd like to thank everyone in advance for any information that can be shared. This forum has been an incredibly welcoming and helpful place so far!