Published at Sunday, January 05th 2020. by Armand Neumann in Tonneau Cover.
As you look for replacement hinges there are a few things to keep in mind. If the door hinges you are replacing are from a cabinet, do you want to change all the cabinet hinges out? If not, you need to look for replacement hinges that match the ones you removed, or you will have a tacky set of cabinets where everyone knows which ones are the replacement hinges. If its individual door replacement hinges you"re looking for, you have a little more flexibility, but still want to make sure the hinges you select go with the rest of the room décor.
Some people don;t like to see their hinge at all. In this case they should invest in Soss or Blum hinges. They are recessed into to the door and frame so they are completely concealed when the door closes. There are also gate hinges for gates and piano hinges which are continuous hinges used on pianos and other things that you want to open completely.
Most of today"s hinges developed from refinements of the basics of these simple designs. A common door hinge has open rings (sockets) on both the door and the frame and a pin (post) that runs through the rings. If that sounds familiar, it;s because it still uses the basic physics of the original pivot hinge developed over 3500 years ago.
When your door hinges have gone past their prime, you can"t always find matching hinges to replace the ones that had treated you so well, for so long. So, your only option is to replace all the hinges on a door and if there are more doors in the room, you;ll probably have to replace those as well, or else that one hinge will be a tacky standout.
There a lot of different hinges on the market today. They vary in size, thickness and use. Some are even marked left or right handed depending on what side of the door you are going to use them on. This doesn;t really matter though because you can simply flip them over and they become left or right handed as needed. You also really can"t go to small because of the strength of hinges. They are generally eight to ten times stronger than the job they are doing so as long as they are proportional to the door you needn;t worry.
The pivot hinge is made for overlay doors. One is mounted on the top and the other on the bottom with portions of each bent over and mounted to the frame and door resulting in a concealed hinge. Perhaps the most popular hinge is the spring mounted hinge. Fitted with a small spring inside this door hinge allows the door to close on its own, automatically.
If you have concealed hinges and want to move to surface mounted cabinet hinges, chances are good that you;ll want to go with either semi-concealed hinges where only the frame wing is visible (the door part goes on the back side of the cabinet door), overlay hinges, or inset hinges. It just depends on the type cabinet doors you have.
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