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kingcod

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I'm puzzling over the best hinges for ledged and braced double doors for my workshop.

I've just about finished them and blimey are they heavy! I'd estimate 50 - 60 KG each?

They will be outward opening. Because of the design I would like to use butt hinges rather than strap hinges.

So - the hinge knuckles will be on the outside and need to be resistant to corrosion. This makes me not want to use steel hinges.

Will solid brass / Double Phosphor Bronze Washered hinges do? Would I perhaps need 4 on each door rather than 3 as they are not quite so strong?

Is there an alternative approach?
 

Chrispy

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Are the new doors framed ie have you a nice thick edge to set the butt hinges into otherwise strap hinges would be the to go.
double washered hinges should be ok thats what they are made for just make sure they are of a heavy style not thin light weight.
can't see any point in more than three on a door.
 

mailee

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I have used the bearing stainless fire door hinges in the past and they are pretty rugged. HTH. :wink:
 

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