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Door Hinge Information

How to measure radius corners
How to select the proper hinge size
Location of Hinges on Doors
How to determine the number of hinges per door


HOW TO MEASURE RADIUS CORNERS


Radius corner example image
To determine if you have 1/4" or 5/8" radius corner hinges, measure from the beginning of the curve to where the corner of the hinge would be if it was square.
Radius corner example image

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HOW TO SELECT THE PROPER HINGE SIZE


To consider the proper hinge size consider the following:

  • Door Height:
  • Door Weight:
  • Door Width:
  • Door Thickness:
  • Trim Dimension Required


NOTE: The following chart is only an example. Job situations will vary
Thickness of Door Width of Door Height of Hinge
1-3/8" Door to 32" 3-1/2"
1-3/8" Door 32" to 36" 4"
1-3/4" Door to 36" 4-1/2"
1-3/4" Door 36" to 48" 5"
1-3/4" Door over 48" 6"
2", 2-1/4", 2-1/2" Door to 42" 5" Heavy Weight
2", 2-1/4", 2-1/2" Door over 42" 6" Heavy Weight

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LOCATION OF HINGES ON DOOR


hinge location example image

Top hinge 5" from jamb rabbet to top edge of barrel.

Bottom hinge 10" from bottom edge of barrel to finished floor

Third hinge centered between top and bottom hinges

The above is U.S. Standards procedure




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NUMBER OF HINGES PER DOOR



As a general rule you will want to use 1 hinge per every 30" of door or fraction thereof.

Referring to door height: Doors up to 60" - 2 hinges, doors over 60" but not over 90" - 3 hinges, doors over 90" but not over 120" - 4 hinges.