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Hinges by Function & Type

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Grass 830 and 831 hinges were discontinued by the manufacturer years ago and are no longer available. You can replace your worn out, missing or broken Grass 830/831 hinges and mounting plates with hinges and mounting plates from our Compact 33 hinge system. There are 9 different mounting plate possibilities, this page will help you [...]

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How to Estimate Door Weights Figures below represent average pounds per square foot.

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Diagrams show face frame and non-face frame installations for Youngdale #6, #65 and #8 hinges. Also shown are door thicknesses and door opening angles.

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Guide for installing Youngdale Hinges

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GC-2000 Gate Closer Installed on a Gate

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  WHICH HINGE TO USE: Left Hand Door, use “Left Hand” hinges. Right Hand Door, use “Right Hand” hinges. Right Hand Reverse Door, use “Left Hand” hinges. Left Hand Reverse Door, use “Right Hand” hinges. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS The hand of a door is determined from the outside of the door. The outside of a room [...]

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Everything you need to know about these modern high-tech hinges for cabinets.

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Everything you need to know about offset and center hung pivot sets.

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Cabinet Hinge Screwhole Patterns for Semi-Concealed Hinges There is good news and bad news about the screwhole patterns of semi-concealed cabinet hinges. The good news is that most semi-concealed cabinet hinges made today use a center-to-center screwhole spacing of 2-1/8″ on the “Face Frame Wing” of the hinge. The bad news is that there is [...]

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Trying to outfit your gate with a hinge, lock, latch; and perhaps a gate wheel? Gauging the size and strength of a gate hinge can be a daunting task, since you have to consider both the weight of the gate door and its width, which affects the door’s center of gravity. The good news, though, [...]

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Some of the various ways to mount hinges on a gate, barn door or carriage house door are: Surface mounted, which includes T-hinges and Strap hinges Butt Hinges with dummy straps Bolt Hook & Strap Spring Hinges, either spring butt hinges or double acting spring hinges

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Here are examples of the finishes of some of our cabinet hinges. Please keep in mind that computer monitors do not give a completely accurate rendering of colors and textures. See our Cabinet Hinge Section for our large selection of styles and finishes.

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What is a Pair of Hinges We sell hinges in two ways; by the “PAIR” or by the “EACH” depending usually on how they are packaged by the manufacturer. The selling “UNIT” is indicated on the same line as the “PRICE” and the “SKU” number. A “PAIR” means two hinges. “EACH” means one hinge.

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Article shows how to adjust Blum European style hinges.

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How to Estimate Door Weights Figures below represent average pounds per square foot.

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An entertainment center is a piece of cabinetry that houses a television screen and all the accompanying audio and video equipment. It can be built-in or free standing (for example an armoire). For our purposes we are interested in how the doors hinge. This is important because when open, the door must be able to be [...]

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All about Door Hinges for Residential Doors The information on door hinges below applies to hinges for residential homes and not for commercial applications. Architectural Door Hinges The hinges on our website that we call “Architectural Hinges” are the ones most people want to use when upgrading the hardware in their home or when installing [...]

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Cabinet Door Types; Overlay Doors, Inset Doors, and Offset Doors There are four basic cabinet door hinge types: Overlay cabinet doors (the door is larger than the opening and “lays over” it) Full Inset cabinet doors (the door fits completely in the opening and is flush with the cabinet surface) Partial Inset cabinet doors (part of [...]

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How to Measure the Inset on a Partial Inset Door A partial inset door is generally found on a cabinet which has a face frame. When the door is closed part of the thickness of the door fits inside the opening of the cabinet (this is the “inset”) and part of the door “overlays” the cabinet opening (this is [...]

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How to Measure Your Overlay A face frame cabinet is a cabinet which has a front panel into which an opening has been cut. An overlay door is a door which, when closed, lays “on top” of the cabinet opening (no part of the door goes into the opening since the door is larger than the opening). [...]

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The following images show s how to identify the different types of cabinet doors which will help you decide which hinges you need for your doors. All images are shown in cross section and viewed from above . Face Frame Cabinet with an Overlay Door Face Frame Cabinet with an Inset Door Frameless Cabinet (no [...]

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