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​Bommer 7800 Series Product Video

​Bommer 7800 Series Product Video

On 30th Apr 2021

Bommer 7800 Series Product Video

Bommer offers a wide variety of double action hinges. Bommer has some of the best hardware options available in double action hinges. When you are installing butler doors or full length café | saloon doors we would recommend the Bommer 7800 series hinges. Focusing on the Bommer 7811, 7813, 7812, 7814, 7818 and 7819 hinges, we will explain the similarities and differences. We will also explain why they are a great option and the benefits of these hinges. The Bommer 7800 series hinges work well for full length café doors and will provide a hold open feature if desired.

These hinges allow for:

  • Full Height Doors with Minimal Gaps
  • Hinges that are recessed into the doors for an incorporated look
  • Doors that can be open in either direction, self-return to center and offer adjustable spring tension allowing for a faster or slower return of the doors.
  • Max door width up to 36” wide, door thickness of 1-3/8” to 1-3/4”, and max door weight of 90 lbs.
  • Hinges do require extra steps to prep the doors and/or door jamb
  • The Bommer 7800 series are available in primed, gloss black, zinc, bright brass, satin brass, satin nickel, satin chrome, satin bronze- oil rubbed bronze and satin bronze-blackened finish
  • 7811 Floor Mount- Hold Open Feature
  • 7812 Jamb Mount- Hold Open Feature
  • 7813 Floor Mount- NON-Hold Open Feature
  • 7814 Jamb Mount-NON-Hold Open Feature

Which hinge is Best?

First thing to determine-How tall are the doors you are installing? How tall is the overall door opening? Is there a header?

We will help you to determine the best hinge for your application. The application depends on the installation that you prefer, the height of the doors and height of the door header.

The Bommer 7811, 7813, 7812 and 7814 work perfectly for doors that are full length and that are being installed into a traditional door opening where there is a header in place. The top pivot assembly can be recessed into the door header or flush mounted to the door header.

For the Bommer 7811 and 7813, the bottom pivot assembly mounts to the floor and the top pivot assembly mounts to the doorway header. The Bommer 7811 hinge offers a hold open feature at 75-90 degrees, the Bommer 7813 is a non-hold open version.

For the Bommer 7812 and 7814, the bottom pivot assembly mounts to the door frame (jamb) and the top pivot assembly mounts to the doorway header. The Bommer 7812 hinge offers a hold open feature at 75-90 degrees, the Bommer 7814 is a non-hold open version.

The only difference between the Bommer 7811 (7813 non-hold open) and 7812 (7814 non-hold open) is how the bottom pivot assembly mounts. If you prefer to go directly into the floor, then 7811 or 7813 is the best hinge. If you prefer to mount to the door jamb (tile flooring etc.) then 7812 or 7814 is the best hinge.

When you purchase custom doors with the Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivots (Bommer 7800 series hinges), Swinging Café Doors does all the door calculations regarding height spacing and door width. Swinging Café Doors also does the cut out for recessing the hinge. The doors will be fully prepped for the hinges. Swinging Café Doors does ask the customer their preference for the top header mount and bottom pivot assembly location.

If there is no door header, then you will need to use the Bommer 7818 or 7819. These hinges work perfectly for almost full height doors or for saloon-style doors. The Bommer 7818 and 7819 are fully installed onto the door jamb and not into the door header. There is a larger gap required at the top for these hinges.

There are several 7800 series hinges that are not covered in this video, let us discuss them as well:

Bommer 7801 and 7802 horizontal spring pivots are non-adjustable and have a non-hold open feature.

These hinges allow for:

  • Full Height Doors with Minimal Gaps
  • Hinges that are recessed into the doors for an incorporated look
  • Doors that self-return to center, NON-HOLD Open and NON-ADJUSTABLE spring tension
  • Max door width up to 36” wide, door thickness of 1-3/8” to 1-3/4”, and max door weight of 35 lbs.
  • Hinges do require extra steps to prep the doors and/or door jamb
  • Bommer 7801 Floor Mount
  • Bommer 7802 Jamb Mount

Bommer 7813HD and Bommer 7814HD are meant for heavy duty, low frequency application and have a non-hold open feature.

These hinges allow for:

  • Full Height Doors with Minimal Gaps
  • Hinges that are recessed into the doors for an incorporated look
  • Doors that self-return to center, NON-HOLD Open and NON-ADJUSTABLE spring tension
  • Max door width up to 36” wide, door thickness of 1-3/8” to 1-3/4”, and max door weight of 150 lbs.
  • Use for Heavy Duty Doors- Low Frequency Applications
  • Hinges do require extra steps to prep the doors and/or door jamb
  • Bommer 7813HD Floor Mount
  • Bommer 7814HD Jamb Mount