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What height should hinges be on a door?

Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

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Because gravity works on a door in this way, hinges are placed on the high side, with the bottom hinge 10 inches from the bottom of the door and the top one 5 inches from the top of the door. You can get away with two hinges on a light, hollow-core door, but will need at least three on solid core or exterior doors.

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Also, what is the measurement for door hinges?

For a standard door, you'll take the width by using a tape measure and measure at the center. For the height, hook the tape measure to the top of the door and stretch it to the very bottom. A standard hinged door measures 30 inches wide by 80 inches tall.

Also Know, where should hinges be placed on a fire door? Fit the top hinge 200mm from the top of the door and the middle hinge 250mm further down from the centre point of the top hinge and the bottom hinge 200mm from the bottom of the door.

In this way, should interior doors have 2 or 3 hinges?

Heavy doors need 3. You can get away with 2 on interior doors. If the interior door is heavier than usual just upgrade the hinge to a heavier size. Some have three, others two.

Are all door hinges spaced the same?

Hinges are generally spaced out equally to also keep the door straight. This keeps the top of the door from rubbing on the frame opposite the hinge. The lower hinge is usually about 10" from the bottom and it is always in compression with the forces applied to it.

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