## Where should door hinges be placed?

Determine the General Placement of the Hinges If the door will swing inward, into the room, then the pin side of the hinge will be on the inside of the door. Place the top hinge 5 inches from the top of the door and the bottom hinge 10 inches from the bottom of the door.

### Is there a standard spacing for door hinges?

The most common dimension is 5/16′′. The hinge backset on the door will be properly adjusted from this measurement (typical – 1/16′′) to ensure proper clearance.

#### What is standard hinge placement on interior doors?

The top hinge should be placed 7″ from the top of the door, while the bottom hinge should be 11″ up from the bottom. Floor allowances: Both jamb sides can be adjusted from 3/8″ to 1″ above the floor depending on the floor covering that will be installed.

**What height do you set hinges?**

Usually, hinges are installed 10 inches from the bottom of the door and 5 inches from the top. If you’ve decided on three hinges the third hinge can be installed in the middle of the top and bottom hinge. It is vital that the measurements are exactly the same on the door and frame to get the correct alignment.

**What height are hinges?**

How to size your hinges: Hinge Sizing Calculator

Door thickness | Door width | Approximate hinge height |
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1-3/8″ | Up to 32″ | 3-1/2″ |

1-3/8″ | 32″-36″ | 4″ |

1-3/4″ | Up to 36″ | 4-1/2″ |

1-3/4″ | 36″-48″ | 5″ |

## Why are door hinges not evenly spaced?

The usual woodworker/house builder rule of thumb is to place the top hinge 6″ (150 mm) from the top of the door, and the bottom one 9″ (228 mm) from the bottom – the common reason for this is illusion of “foreshortening” and this results in a visual balance of the hinges on the door.

### How do you space 4 hinges on a door?

If you have a particularly heavy door and want to use four hinges, divide the top to bottom measurement by three, instead of two, and place your hinges accordingly.

#### How do you calculate hinge radius?

The best way to determine what radius you have is by the following technique. Place a quarter in the corner of the door hinge. If the radius of the quarter is roughly the same as the quarter, you have a 5/8″ round. If you do the same with a dime and the radius is similar it is a 1/4″ round corner hinge.

**How is hinge load calculated?**

This is calculated by dividing the door height by the door width. If the factor is larger than 2, there is no allowance required. If the factor is less than 2, the door mass is required to be incresed by the value between the factor and 2, expressed as a percentage.

**How deep should hinges be?**

The top hinge should be located 5 to 7 inches from the top of the door, the bottom hinge 10 to 11 inches from the bottom of the door and the middle hinge should be centered between the two. Step 2: Use the hinge thickness as a gauge to mark the depth of the mortise along the side of the door or jamb.

## How are hinges dimensions?

Know Your Way Around A Hinge: Hinges are measured from top to bottom and side to side. This bit is pretty straightforward. You’ll then need to be able to discern radius corners from square corners. A square corner has that sharp angle like a square.

### How much gap do you leave for hinges?

If you want more gap … you can make the door smaller — if not, you are ready to mount the hinges. Tim Inman: One-quarter inch OVERALL would leave you with a one-eighth inch gap all around. That’s about right. If you make the gap much bigger, it looks like sloppy work.

#### How many hinges should a door have?

As a rule, use one hinge per every 30 inches of door: Doors up to 60 inches need two hinges. Doors over 60 inches, but not over 90 inches, need three hinges. Doors over 90 inches, but not over 120 inches, need four hinges.

**What does 5/8 radius door hinge mean?**

5/8″ Radius Corner Door Hinge Test If you hold up a quarter in the corner of the door hinge and the radius is roughly the same curve as the quarter, you have a 5/8″ radius door hinge. If the radius is smaller, you probably have 1/4″ radius corners.

**How many door hinges do I need?**

A general rule is to use one hinge per 30 inches of door. If a door is 60 inches tall, you may be able to use two hinges with it. Doors taller than 60 inches, however, will likely require three hinges.

## How much force can a door hinge take?

How Much Weight Can I Hang on the Outside Doors?

Door Hinge Type | Medium Frequency | High Frequency |
---|---|---|

Residential duty hinge | 400 pounds | 200 pounds |

Commercial Duty Hinge | 600 pounds | 400 pounds |

Heavy duty hinge | 1000 pounds | 600 pounds |

Cabinet Doors | ~ 80 pounds | ~ 80 pounds total |

### Should hinges be recessed?

It must be straight in order for the hinge to work properly. It must also be recessed deep enough to allow it to work. If it is too deep, the hinge may pull loose when it is closed. Put the hinge in place and trace the holes in the hinge onto the wood.

#### What height should door hinges be?

FItting Door Hinges Usually, hinges are installed 10 inches from the bottom of the door and 5 inches from the top. If you’ve decided on three hinges the third hinge can be installed in the middle of the top and bottom hinge.

**What is the standard door gap?**

Well, I have the answer for you below: The gap at the bottom of an interior door should be 2 inches from an unfinished floor. Over a finished floor, the gap should be between ¾ to ½ of an inch, depending on the type of floor you have. The gap at the bottom of an exterior door should be almost nonexistent.