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Commercial Grade Horizonal Spring Pivot Hinge- When and How to use these Bommer Hinges?

Commercial Grade Horizonal Spring Pivot Hinge- When and How to use these Bommer Hinges?

Posted by Amanda On 6th Nov 2020

Saloon doors can have a wide variety of hinge options. Are Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot the best hinge for you?

Let us explain and explore the Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges, which offers the tallest option for saloon door hinges.

Best Application for Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges

Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring pivot hinges are manufactured by Bommer Industries and often referred to as a 7800 series hinge. These are proudly manufactured in the USA. Offered in a variety of finishes, including Primed, Brass, Satin Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Bright Black.

How Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges work?

Modern Contemporary Double Swing Doors

These bommer hinges work perfectly for full length saloon doors, where maxmimum door coverage is desired. These hinges are recessed into the doors and into the header, see instructions for further details. They can withstand a commercial application though also popular in a residential setting. The Commercial Grade Gravity hinge has a load weight of 90 lbs per door. These saloon door hinges allow the door to swing open in either direction and automatically return the doors to the center position. The hinge allows for the doors to hold open at approximately 75-95 degrees in either direction. These hinges also allow for doors up to 36" wide. These hinges are sold individually. 

Installing Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges

Bommer 7812- Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinge

These Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring pivot hinges allow for a clean look and still have the feature of the double action functionality. This Bommer hinge comes with several mounting options: floor and headerjamb and headerjamb and jamb, and floor and jamb. If you are purchasing custom doors, you just need to give us your overall door opening size and select the height of doors you would like. We will provide the correct hinges to install the doors. Please note: to get the hinges that install to the door header you will need to purchase doors no less than 1" shorter than your overall door opening height.

Please follow all instructions included with the hinges, including clearances required. Here are the links to all the installation instructions:

Hinge Instructions

Hinge Template

Additional Instructions (A)
Additional Instructions (B)
Additional Instructions (C)

Pro Tip: We recommend pre-drilling all holes before installing the hardware.

Trouble-shooting Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges

These bommer hinges have an adjustable spring, you can adjust the spring to make the doors swing faster or slower. These hinges allow for the tallest door, but there will still be a small gap above and below the doors. This allows the hinges to work properly and clearance for the swinging action.