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Doors

Hinges for UL Labeled Swinging Doors & Frames

 
MAXIMUM
DOOR SIZE
MINIMUM
HINGE SIZE
 
DOOR RATING (HR)
WIDTH (FT)
HEIGHT (FT)
HEIGHT (IN)
THICKNESS
HINGE TYPE
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 3
4
10
0.180
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 3
4
8
0.134
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 1½
3'-2"
8
6
0.225
Steel, olive knuckle or paumelle
UP TO 3
4
10
4
0.225
Steel pivots (including top, bottom & intermediate)
UP TO 1½
3
5
4
0.130
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 1½
2
3
3
0.092
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 3
3
7
0.134
Steel, mortise or surface (labeled, self-closing, spring type)
UP TO 3
3
7
4
0.105
Steel, mortise or surface (labeled, self-closing, spring type)
For 138" doors
UP TO 3
3
7
0.123
Steel, mortise or surface
UP TO 3
2'-8"
7
0.105
Steel, mortise or surface (labeled, self-closing, spring type)

From NFPA80 - 1999 Edition
Table 2-4.3.1 Builders Hardware Mortise, Surface and Full Length Hinges, Pivots or Spring Hinges for Swinging Doors.
Doors up to 60 in. in height shall be provided with two hinges and an additional hinge for each additional 30 in. of door height or fraction thereof. The distance between hinges shall not be permitted to exceed 30 in. Where spring hinges are used, at least two shall be provided.

NOTES:

  1. All hinges or pivots, except spring hinges, shall be of the ball bearing type. Hinges or pivots employing other anti-friction bearing surfaces shall be permitted it they meet the requirements of ANSI A 156.1, Standard for Butts and Hinges. Spring hinges shall be labeled.
  2. Hinges 4½" high and 0.180 in. thick shall be permitted for use on wide and heavy door or door that are subjected to heavy use or unusual stress.
  3. Some manufacturers can provide fire doors with hinges of lighter weight that are not of the ball baring type where they are part of a listed assembly, meet the test requirements of ANSI A 156.1, Standard for Butts and Hinges, and have been tested to a minimum of 350,000 cycles.
  4. Pivot sets made up of components that are smaller or of a lighter gauge than shown in this table shall be permitted to be used, provided they meet the requirements of ANSI A 156.4, Door Controls (Closers), and are in accordance with the manufacturer's label service procedures.
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