standard-weight to heavy-weight hinge modifications

Date:Mar 22, 2019

Although styles and types vary, many manufacturers offer built-in features that allow hinge pockets on doors

and frames to be modified from standard-weight to heavy-weight. Examples of the different methods are:

grinding or flattening down raised embossments in shim plates or reinforcements; removing or breaking off

hinge filler shim plates; adjusting set screws; and removing wire shims. These options all involve removing

material from the pocket to allow for heavy-weight depth to be achieved. As always, check with individual

manufacturers to determine the type of modifications offered.

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