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Park Tools PPL-1 grease suitable for squeaky door hinges?

Old 09-21-23, 10:41 AM
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Park Tools PPL-1 grease suitable for squeaky door hinges?

I have a few interior doors around the house that need their every-few-years lubrication. Thought I had some 3-in-1 oil or similar but I can't find it.

Then I spied my tube of Park Tools PPL-1 in the garage and I'm thinking it might work just fine.

Any thoughts?

Thanks, and sorry for the non-bicycle thread, but I figured you guys would know if anyone does.

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Old 09-21-23, 10:46 AM
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It is too thick. You need something like triflow. But that has PTFEs that you might not want in your house.

Graphite powder is safest (although don't inhale it).
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So what's the worst that can happen? It doesn't work and you get something else? Since it is a grease and might take awhile to flow where it's needed you probably should take the hinge off so it can be taken apart and grease wiped on all the surfaces that touch and move on another. Including the pin.
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On all my old or new hinges, I used the very thin Red Devil bicycle grease.
Going on four years now in this house and not a single squeaky hinge.
On old hinges, it required popping out the pin - a minor inconvenience.
I replaced some of those old ones (in my 45 year-old home), as those looked fairly scungey.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
...you probably should take the hinge off so it can be taken apart and grease wiped on all the surfaces that touch and move on another. Including the pin.
Right, that's what I usually do even with oil. Maybe I'll try one and see how it goes.

Thanks for the replies!
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Phil's Tenacious oil in for the win.
Do the hinges once and you'll probably never have to oil them again.
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Try wax. it won't migrate over time.
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Perhaps door hinges should have zerk fittings for easy relubrication. While I am it the same for wheel bearings on wheelbarrows. Then again, manufacturers might not want their products to last forever (unlike most of my vintage bike parts).

And, sure, use your Park grease - I do not see a downside.
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Will it work? Yes
Is it the ideal lubricant for door hinges? No
Will it cause your hinges to catch fire or otherwise cause harm to you or your family/friends/pets? No.

If it's all you have use it.
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Grandma used to use lard on her hinges.
I think park grease will work fine.
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Ever since I went over to waxing my door hinges, the incidence of ghost infestations and other haunted house sound effects has dropped to zero.

Waxing door hinges is easy, but success hinges upon first stripping the hinge of any residual oil, and exorsizing any mineral spirits that might be contaminating it.
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Lacking 3 in 1 or some other stuff , use Olive Oil , works on chains too.
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If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Fortunately for me, I have a dozen bottles of different chain lubes laying around the house.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Waxing door hinges is easy, but success hinges upon first stripping the hinge of any residual oil, and exorsizing any mineral spirits that might be contaminating it.
After I posted, I realized grandma probably used candlewax.
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