Spring Hinges for Interior Door to Basement?


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Old 11-14-11, 08:36 AM
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Spring Hinges for Interior Door to Basement?

Hello all - we have a light interior door that leads to our basement:



We would like to have it automatically close - like the interior door to our garage does - would this be accomplished with spring hinges? If so, are there any considerations to be made for the weight of the door when selecting the hinge(s)? Also, do they make any that can locked in an open position?

Thanks in advance for any guidance!
 
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Old 11-14-11, 10:19 AM
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All of the box stores have light weight door closers that can be fitted to your interior door. They generally don't have any way to lock them in an open position but you can also get flip down door stops that attach to the bottom of the door. These are usually in the same department. Any door from your house to garage would be an exterior door with at least a 20 minute fire rating - way heavier than the door in your photo.
 
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Old 11-14-11, 10:45 AM
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If you go to Home Depots or Lowes websites, just do a search for "spring hinges". They have them in different styles and finishes. Though some may not be carried in the store.

You'll need to measure yours and note the radius of the corners. You could also just take one off and take it with you.

They also make a replacement hinge pin that would work...but it's kinda ugly.

All of them are adjustable for tension...I doubt you'd need more than one for an interior door.

I agree the door stop would prob be the only way to keep it open then.
 
 

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