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    Pivot hinge vs. flush hinge


    What is the difference between a pivot hinge and a flush hinge?

    Asked by Sarath on 15th Jul 2022
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    "Pivot fittings to the top and bottom of a door at one side allow it to swing both ways , known as
    'double action' doors . Less often for regular one side opening with a check or stop on the frame to close against . Used for heavyweight wide span doors in corridors or where alternate opening is an advantage .
    The free turning floor pivot or pin needs a load bearing fixing point usually concrete or sound timber threshold . A threaded fitment with retractable pin in top of the frame allows installation and is then extended down to hold door in place .
    Flush hinges are a variation of regular butt hinges both are fitted to side of door and frame . The difference , flush hinges are surface fixed not recessed or ' housed ' so quicker to fit . Butts have the advantage due to equal sized , balanced flaps they can be more readily angle housed to increase gap between door and frame ."

    Answered on 16th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Janos Hudak

    "Both of them is invisible when the door is closed, but while the pivot is going to the bottom and the top corner of the door, the flush is going to the end of the door like the normal hinges"

    Answered on 16th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Joiner builder

    "Pivot hing, allow you to open the door both ways there are different typ of pivot hings some pivot hing can be fix on the sides of the door and some on top and bottom of the door.

    Flush hings
    will only allow you to open the door one way
    and will be used in rebateid door fram and plated on rebates and furniture doors and cupboards"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

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