Hinges
Selections of the Proper Weight and Bearing Type
Standard Weight – Plain Bearing
Standard Weight – Ball Bearing, Concealed Bearing
Heavy Weight – Ball Bearing, Concealed Bearing
Considerations to Determine Weight and Bearing Type
  • Weight of Door
  • Frequency of use
  • Frame
  • Door Hardware

Always use ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges for doors with door closers and in all fire rated openings. Heavy weight doors and high frequency doors should use heavy weight ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges.

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Hinges
Selections of the Proper Weight and Bearing Type
Standard Weight – Plain Bearing
Standard Weight – Ball Bearing, Concealed Bearing
Heavy Weight – Ball Bearing, Concealed Bearing
Considerations to Determine Weight and Bearing Type
  • Weight of Door
  • Frequency of use
  • Frame
  • Door Hardware

Always use ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges for doors with door closers and in all fire rated openings. Heavy weight doors and high frequency doors should use heavy weight ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges.

Guidelines for Hinge Material

  • Interior door or non-corrosive area use: Plated or painted Steel
  • Interior labeled door use: Plated or Painted Steel, Stainless Steel
  • Interior door in corrosive area use: Stainless Steel , Brass, Bronze
  • Exterior doors use: Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze

NOTE: Standard pin material are: Brass Hinge – Steel Pin, Stainless Steel Hinge – Stainless Steel Pin, Steel Hinge – Steel Pin

Considerations to Determine Hinge Size
  • Door Width
  • Door Thickness
  • Weight
  • Clearance

Pivots
The door rests on the bottom pivot in this application. This reduces the stress on the frame by distributing the weight of the door throughout the floor and structure. By taking advantage of the strength of the structure, this makes a pivot the ideal solution for your heavy doors. Center and pocket pivots also provide an aesthetic option for your opening.

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