need to know about double action hinges
action hinges are also known as saloon door hinges, caf door hinges, double
acting hinges, and double swing hinges. No matter the name use the hinges will
all achieve the same thing- allowing the doors to swing in both directions and
automatically return the doors to the resting position (the center). Let's
discuss the differences and similarities between double action hinges.
double-action hinge, also known as a double-acting hinge, is a type of hinge
that allows a door or gate to open in either direction, both inward and
outward. This type of hinge is often used for doors or gates that need to be
able to open in both directions, such as in a high-traffic area or in a
location where it is not practical to have a door that opens in only one
hinges work by having two sets of knuckles, one on each leaf of the hinge. Each
set of knuckles allows the hinge to pivot in one direction, and when combined,
allows for movement in both directions. This unique design allows for the hinge
to open both inward and outward, providing convenience and flexibility in the
movement of the door or gate.
the most common applications of double-action hinges is in commercial settings,
such as retail stores, restaurants, and other public buildings. These types of
buildings often have high foot traffic and need doors that can open in both
directions to accommodate the flow of people. Double-action hinges are also
commonly used in industrial settings, where heavy equipment and machinery need
to be moved in and out of a building.
hinges are also commonly used in residential settings, such as homes,
apartments, and condos. They are often used on doors that lead to a patio or
balcony, as they provide easy access to the outside while also allowing for
privacy and security.
hinges are available in a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, and
stainless steel, and come in a variety of finishes, such as satin chrome,
polished brass, and oil-rubbed bronze. They are also available in different
sizes, depending on the weight and size of the door or gate that they will be
important to note that double-action hinges are not suitable for use with fire
doors, as they do not provide the same level of fire resistance as a
single-action hinge. Single-action hinge, also known as a single-acting hinge,
is designed to open in one direction, typically outward, and are intended to be
used with fire-rated doors. This is because double-action hinges allow for the
door to open in both directions, which could potentially compromise the fire
resistance of the door.
double action hinges have some similar traits. Double action hinges will return
the doors to the center automatically. These hinges will allow the door to be
pushed with no handle needed. Double action hinges can be pushed open by an
arm, hip, or hand. Once the doors are pushed open, they will swing back and
forth, until they stop at the closed position of the center. Double action
hinges use either spring or gravity to pull the doors back to the center.
Reference of Pro and Con regarding the three most popular double action hinges.
Here are the best double action hinges in use today.
Double Action Spring Hinges
action spring hinges use a spring (located inside the barrels) to
pull the doors to the center. The spring hinges can be adjusted, using less or
more spring tension can be applied to the hinges. These hinges do NOT offer a
hold-open feature. These hinges are normally used in commercial applications.
The spring hinges allow you to have a full height door (minimum gapping is
required). The spring hinges do have a faster swing but there is some noise
associated with these hinges. The design of the spring hinges includes barrels
and mounts to each side of the door. The door will fit into the flange between
the barrels. Double action hinges are available in a wide range of sizes
including 3", 4", 5", 6", and 7".
Double Action Gravity Pivot Hinges
action gravity hinges are the most popular
hinges that people select with saloon doors. These hinges offer many features
including a hold-open feature that makes their operation perfect for a
commercial or residential application. These hinges use gravity to pull the
doors back to the center. The swing with these hinges is slower than the spring
hinges. There is no noise with the operation of the gravity hinges. These
hinges do mount to the top and bottom of the doors, requiring some gap at the
top and bottom of the doors. There are several different styles and brands of
gravity hinges. The Bommer 7512 can be recessed into the bottom of the doors
allowing for less gap requirement. These hinges are a pivot hinges, the bottom
hinge will do the work and the top hinge acts as a pivot point.
Double Action Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges
The horizontal spring action pivot hinge is a
great hinge for both residential and commercial applications. The horizontal
spring pivot hinge is incorporated into the bottom of the door(s) and allows
for a hold-open feature at 75-90 degrees. The hinge offers an easy swing with
the ability to adjust the tension. These hinges operate with minimal noise. The
hinge does need to be recessed into the top and bottom of the doors. The hinge
is available in a wide variety of finishes.
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best double action hinge for your application.