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Hinging the Doors

Postby NorthEGPhoto » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:47 am

Specifically the people doors. Seems the concensus is to use something like freezer hinges, but one thing that bothers the heck out of me is security. Probably not a real concern, but humor my OCD for a minute.

Has anyone tried using, internal style hinges?

like this:

https://www.amazon.ca/Ranbo-Adjustable- ... side+hinge

My concern is some screwdriver bandit. Yes, i'm insane. because I know if I wanted to break into a trailer or shed, that'd be my tool of choice.

anyone else have another work-around for screwdriver bandits taking out your hinge screws? I don't really like my odds at installing those internal style hinges.. they look like a major PITA to install, insulate, and waterproof.
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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby linuxmanxxx » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 am

Do a piano hinge completely hidden only the rotating part outside.

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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby wysedav » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:41 am

You could use tamper proof screws. I think the big benefit for using externally mounted hinges is they will be much easier to install. You miss out on that with a piano hinge or internal hinges so your door may not be perfectly aligned.

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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby Jeepnick » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:13 am

wysedav wrote:You could use tamper proof screws.


Ditto. These will eliminate the "crime of opportunity" that philips head screws on exterior hinges would create. I'm even using them on my hurricane hinges because I can. McMaster and Grainger both sell a wide variety.
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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby NorthEGPhoto » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm

I was just thinking I could probably use carriage bolts as well. Thanks for the ideas folks.
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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby Juneaudave » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:27 pm

It really is a good observation about the hinges. Someone attempted to break into my trailer by removing the hinge screws, but fortunately, their screwdriver just stripped the last screws and they were unsuccessful. The reality is that it wouldn't be hat hard to break into most teardrops if a person was determined.....bust a window, pop a lock, or take a pry bar to it.

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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby aggie79 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:24 am

I see two problems with those hinges:
1. The mortises required to install the hinges would be very hard to produce and to keep aligned.
2. I can't see how you could provide seals and/or weatherproof the door with these type of hinges.
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Re: Hinging the Doors

Postby Sparksalot » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:45 pm

I've always looked at it as if the window was the easy access point, even with external hinges.
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