Are heavy duty hinges (4') for 8 ft door necessary?

threeapplesMay 15, 2012

We have solid wood doors and, for our 2nd floor and basement, I'd like to avoid ball bearing hinges because of the cost. But, do we need heavy duty or are regular hinges ok? Thanks!

Our builder allows $25/per door for hinges and, at least on the first floor where we are doing unlacquered brass in ball bearing, we've exceeded that by quite a bit. I'd like to save elsewhere if we can.

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millworkman

yes I would say those types of doors should either have ball bearing hinges or maybe (4) standard butt hinges, but I think the ball bearing type would be better for your application.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 2:17PM
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threeapples

great, thanks, millworkman. glad we are being advised to purchase the right hardware.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 8:00PM
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athensmomof3

We have MDF doors (heavier than wood) and 4 butt hinges. I asked about ball bearing and my builder said these would be fine - he builds houses with these doors all the time and regular hinges are fine. . . crossing fingers that he is right (he has been doing this for a long time so I trust him to steer me right).

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 8:18AM
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