How to install your SELECT Hinge
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In the following sequence, a SELECT Products SL21 Full Surface Hinge is used to restore the left side of a frequently used double door at the Kalamazoo College Athletic Building, Kalamazoo, Mich. The original door's pivot hinges were failing due to heavy usage and salt corrosion. As a result, the door dragged on the threshold and would not open and close properly. Replacing the pivots with SELECT Products hinge units has now become the standard procedure for the college.
The right door had been restored previously with this same method. The common alternative would have been to replace the entire doorframe. To remove and replace the doorframe would likely require 1-1/2 to 2 days to complete. SELECT Products hinges reduce restoration time to approximately 90 minutes, with a skilled maintenance person. Using the SELECT Products hinge unit saved Kalamazoo College time and more than $200 per door versus replacing the entire unit.
This is an overview. Please see our installation instructions for more details.
Remove the door closer and other hardware from the damaged frame and door so that the door slab can be removed.
Typically, the existing pivots are easily removed, but when stripped or salt- damaged, grinding or drilling may be required.
Once the hinges are removed, the door slab is shimmed in place at bottom and sides to establish a consistent gap around the door.
With screws provided in the packaging, surface mount the frame leaf to the door frame, and then the door leaf to the door itself. Check for proper alignment and swing.
Next, install through-bolts to prevent malicious screw removal or break-in by removing the surface screws. Start the drill bit, using the punch provided.
Drill 3/8'' holes at the top, middle and bottom of the door.
Insert the through-bolt body on the outside and tighten the screw head from the inside.
Install the finish trim to cover the screw heads and through-bolts and the installation is complete. Set screws are located in the side of the door cover. Back out the set screws before applying the door cover (use a 5/64'' Allen wrench).