Warranties, Ratings and Requirements

Continuous Warranty | Limited Warranty | Electrical Component Warranty | Load/Frequency Rating | Fire Rating

SELECT designs and builds every geared or pin & barrel continuous hinge to provide you with worry-free performance — and backs it with warranties that stand by our materials and workmanship for years. Our load/frequency and fire ratings make it easier to choose the right hinge for each application.

Geared Continuous Hinges

Continuous WarrantyTM — The warranty that never ends for the hinge that never quits.SM

warrantySELECT's Continuous Warranty covers any failure of our geared continuous hinges under normal use with no expiration date, as long as they are properly installed. The warranty has no time limit ... it lasts forever. If ever a replacement hinge is needed, building owners simply contact SELECT — at any time in the future. No one else in the industry can match it.

Guaranteed to last forever

SELECT Products Limited will replace your SELECT Geared Continuous Hinge if it ever fails under normal use, as long as it was installed per the installation instructions enclosed with every new SELECT hinge.

  • SELECT Products Limited warrants its Geared Continuous Hinges to be free from defects in material or workmanship.
  • This warranty is continuous and has no time limit.
  • The durability delivered by SELECT Hinges Pair-MatchedTM hinge leaves, lifetime lubrication and anodizing after machining has been proven in independent performance testing surpassing 25,000,000 cycles. Learn more at selecthinges.com/cycletest.

The following actions will void any warranty expressed or implied:

  • Failure to install the hinge according to the manufacturer’s specifications and requirements.
  • Use of fasteners other than those supplied with the hinge.
  • Unauthorized field modifications, including alteration or removal of the factory-applied lubricant altering the original finish or painting of the hinge.
  • Failure to follow factory-specified cutting instructions when cutting the hinge in the field.

SELECT Products Limited makes no other warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied.

Downloadable Installation Instructions

Pin & Barrel Hinges

Limited Warranty — 25 years

SELECT brand Pin & Barrel Continuous Hinges are guaranteed to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 25 years.

The following actions will void any warranty expressed or implied:

  • Failure to install the hinge according to the manufacturer’s specifications and requirements.
  • Use of fasteners other than those supplied with the hinge.
  • Unauthorized field modifications, including alteration or removal of the factory-applied lubricant altering the original finish or painting of the hinge.
  • Failure to follow factory-specified cutting instructions when cutting the hinge in the field.

SELECT Products Limited makes no other warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied.

Installation Instructions

Please contact our factory for installation instructions for:

  • Concealed
  • Swing Clear
  • Half Surface
  • Half Mortise
  • Full Surface

Electrical Components

Geared Continuous Hinges Limited Warranty

All electrical components on SELECT Geared Continuous Hinges have a 5-year warranty, except for the Accessible Through-Wire (ATW) components and hinges with AP or RP preps.

  • The Accessible Through-Wire (ATW) components are warrantied for 6 years.
  • The Accessible Through-Wire Removable Panel (ATWRP) and the Accessible Through-Wire Adaptor (ATWADPT) components are not covered by a warranty.
  • All electrical components on hinges modified with AP (Accessible Panel) or RP (Removable Panel) preps are warrantied for 2 years.

Pin & Barrel Hinges Limited Warranty

Electrical modification components on SELECT Pin & Barrel Continuous Hinges have a 5-year warranty.

SELECT Products Limited makes no other warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied.

Load/Frequency Rating

Load/Frequency ratings are based on entrances with 1-3/4" doors (max. 48" door width) in 16 gauge hollow metal (min.) or 1/8" aluminum (min.), except where noted.

  • Low-frequency = 10x per day or less
  • Medium-frequency = 10x-24x per day
  • High-frequency = More than 25x per day and/or abused doors (ones that often get slammed against a stop, operate in a school, etc.)

Frequency of use and door weight determine the hinge duty needed.  SELECT Geared Continuous Hinge model numbers indicate appropriate hinge duty.

Geared Continuous Hinges SELECT GEARED CONTINUOUS HINGES outperform other hinge designs by distributing door weight along the full frame height. Model numbers indicate appropriate hinge duty.
STANDARD DUTY (SD) HEAVY DUTY (HD) HEAVY DUTY (LL)
  • Up to 200 lb., medium-frequency
  • Up to 200 lb., high-frequency
  • Up to 400 lb., medium-frequency
  • Up to 600 lb., low-frequency
  • Up to 1,000 lb., low-frequency

 

Pin & Barrel Hinges
  • Up to 400 lb., medium-frequency
  • Up to 600 lb., low-frequency

Fire Rating

Geared Continuous Hinges

Underwriters LaboratoriesSELECT geared continuous hinges (excluding SL71, SL77 and Toilet Partition models) have been UL tested and certified without fire pins or studs to Fire Rating Standards UL10B, UL10C, and UBC 7.2 (positive and negative pressure) in the U.S. and Canada.

For use on swinging single or pairs of fire doors, including double egress, with a maximum size of 4 ft. wide and 10 ft. high, installed in masonry or drywall.

  • Up to 3 hours optional, patented process (not available on SL38) for hollow metal or steel covered composite doors
  • Up to 1-1/2 hours for wood composite and wood core type fire doors

Pin & Barrel Hinges

Underwriters LaboratoriesSELECT pin & barrel hinges (excluding Toilet Partition models) have been UL tested and certified to Fire Rating Standard UBC 7.2 (positive and negative pressure) in the U.S. and Canada.

For use on single-mounted doors.

  • Up to 3 hours for hollow metal doors
  • Up to 1-1/2 hours for hollow metal and composite wood core fire doors
  • Up to 20 minutes for wood doors

 

Advantages

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