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hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:37 am
by Ron Dickey
I use a commercial hinge, which stick out side but can not have the pin removed with out a grinder.

What did you use and pictures would be nice for those who are building.

Ron
you have 2 choices for those who have an unusual set up

but you can not revote so if you change the hinge add it below.

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:15 pm
by working on it
I used gate hinges because they are strong (built to hold heavy gates), durable (nylon bushings and powder-coated), secure (fixed pin design), and black (to match the color scheme). Readily available anywhere (HD, Lowes, TSC, internet, hardware stores, etc.) if ever a replacement is needed.
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Here is part of a post I made outlining my reasoning for the choice of these heavy-duty hinges :
working on it wrote:... I'm a shadetree mechanic looking to make my own innovations, just to see what'll work and not, function not form. In defense of my solid one-piece doors: If you spread the loads caused by the act of closing/sealing the doors, and waterproof them, then future problems should be nil. Though my cut-out doors are of non-standard shape, I endeavored to spread the loads/forces involved for a tight, even seal all around. I spent some time figuring the most well-distributed loading points before I added the hinges. I did the same figuring the optimal placement for the dual-locks.
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I used three heavy duty gate hinges with nylon bushings, and bolted them on. There will be no sag, considering the light weight of the doors. The slide-locks were chosen for security and to further spread the load. Sealed high and low, the doors are held firmly against the routed interior framework and automotive door-seal. I keep them tightly shut at all times; can't warp if they're held flat!....
Overkill, yes. But I doubt they'll ever get "loose" or wear out. I even used three more to hang my vertical hatch.
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Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:30 pm
by Fyddler
I used gate hinges, but they seem to be rusting a bit, not a big issue yet but it seemed odd to me that something designed to be used outside would get rusty.

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:47 pm
by citylights
Fyddler wrote:I used gate hinges, but they seem to be rusting a bit, not a big issue yet but it seemed odd to me that something designed to be used outside would get rusty.


I used stainless steel gate hinge from lowes. It has been a year now and it is great so far.

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:05 pm
by Toytaco2
I used chrome plated "topedo" style hinges. The crappy little dry wall screws in the picture were only used for initial fitment of the doors. They are now replaced with stainless steel square drive hardware...so no rust. The hinges allow the doors to be lifted off the TD similar to the way the old Jeep CJ doors worked. I'd definitely do it this way again. I used two hinges per door, although I've also seen it done this way with 3 hinges per door.

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Mike

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:39 am
by tac422
I used these hinges, but my door is very light .

http://www.lowes.com/pd_40467-1277-8386 ... facetInfo=

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:41 am
by jss06
I used the same hinge Working On It used. They are very sturdy and work great.

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:17 am
by len19070
I basically use a Piano hinge but with a little addition.

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This hinge with the 1" ID "C" channel is available Locally at any place that Makes Storm Doors for about $35 for an 8' section. Notice I said "Makes Storm Doors", your not going to find it at Home Depot.

It works out very well, you make the door, install the hinge in the jam, insert the door into the "C" channel on the hinge, adjust it then pin it.

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Happy Trails

Len

Re: hinge what type did you use for outside doors

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:46 pm
by halfdome, Danny
I use what Grant Whipp of Teardrops.net Sells. http://www.teardrops.net/teardroptrailerparts.html
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:D Danny