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Which hinges door I use for a heavy door?

Anonymous user 17 February 2011 - 10.41 AM

I`ve bought a doors from Wickes which are heavy, 38.5kg I think. They are 35mm thick and I`m trying to hang on a new oak door liners. Which hinges do I need and how many?

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Anonymous user

hi, one and a half pairs (3) 75mm butt hinges are required. a good quality ball bearing hinge is best but a bit more expesive than the cheap loose pin ones, if this is a fire door make sure the hinge are fire rated and you will need to purchase fire packers to go behind the hinge. you will struggle to fit 100mm hinges as the door is to thin, they aare designed for a 44mm door. Hope this helps.

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17 February 2011

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Anonymous user

Hi agree with 3 No 75mm ball bearing/ or washered butt hinges which are cheaper. Dont buy thin gage loose pin hinges because the have a habit of bending/binding under the weight and the top of the door will drop after a while when shut. You should use stainless steel screws in your hinges for the oak linings and doors if they're Oak. The acid in Oak usually eats other screws (even coated ones) quite quickly and they snap under the weight after a few years.

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18 February 2011

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Anonymous user

You ll need a 100mm hinge and 3 x hinges per door.

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17 February 2011

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Anonymous user

hello 3 hinges per door pre drills and buy a good quality hinge ie: brand name from screw fix thanks mick

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17 February 2011

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J M Moffat(Interiors) Carpentry Services

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Romford

I agree with most posts on this one. Three 3" bearing hinges, but I would put the middle hinge about 6" below the top hinge and not equal distance between top and bottom. This helps to take some of the wear on the top hinge.

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21 February 2011

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Barry

i would recomend only using good quality thicker guage hinges with washers built in due to the weight that they have to carry ,and recomend 3 number 3in hinges

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19 February 2011

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Anonymous user

you need to use 4 inch eclips ballbaring hinges ,3 of them and space them 7" from top 9" from bottom & third hinge in middle of other 2 hinges

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19 February 2011

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Anonymous user

I would use 3 75mm ball race hinges. Regards Mark

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17 February 2011

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Anonymous user

Make sure you buy very good quality 4" butts with bearings inside this will make the door open and close like its gliding and wont sag or drop in a year or two which then causes binding. Hope this helps.

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22 February 2011

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Anonymous user

Go whith arrowsmith 100% clued up

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19 February 2011

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RG CARPENTRY AND BUILDING 24HR LOCKSMITH
RG CARPENTRY AND BUILDING 24HR LOCKSMITH
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Huntingdon

STEEL WASHERED HINGES THREE OR FOUR WILL DO, THE WASHERS WILL STOP THE GRIND I WOULD ADVICE THREE HINGES

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17 February 2011

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Anonymous user

100mm x 3mm butt hinges x 3

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8 March 2011

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