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Replacing Lawrence brand exterior door hinges


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Old 12-26-20, 09:53 AM
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Replacing Lawrence brand exterior door hinges

I Am replacing all of the door hardware in our home, including two exterior doors. The hinges on those doors are Lawrence brand 4Ē exterior hinges with four staggered screw holes. I cannot find 4Ē hinges with the same hole pattern at any big box store. I searched quite a while online and thought I found a match, but only two of the 4 screw holes line up on both sides of the hinge, leaving two that donít line up. Could I use the dowel trick on the frame where the holes donít line up to fill the old holes and then just drill new holes that match the new hinges? Could I do something similar on the door itself? Gets a bit more tricky on the doors, as they are metal. Pics of the current hinges below.

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Old 12-26-20, 10:00 AM
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There are thousands of sources. A Google search for 4x4 hinge 5/8 radius brings up many results that match. Here is one:

https://www.hardwaresource.com/stain...xoC9mIQAvD_BwE

And yes, if the holes don't match exactly you can fill the old holes and drill new ones. But its obviously better to use the same hole.
 
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Old 12-26-20, 10:31 AM
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Thanks, appreciate the reply and I have been googling away. I have learned itís just not so simple. Case in point: the link you shared is an exact match to the replacement hinges I bought and therefore also donít line up to the existing Lawrence hinges. I have one of the current hinges out at the moment, so I sized the image at the link above to 4Ē and compared to the actual original/replacement hinges here to confirm the comparisons made above.

ADDED: Breakthrough. This specific / unique hole pattern was used for Benchmark brand doors. I have found a match at the link below. I canít get oil rubbed bronze, so Iíve bought the primed ones and will paint them.

https://www.doorware.com/site/product.cfm?id=376923

 

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Old 12-26-20, 11:42 AM
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Nothing says the holes have to match exactly. If the hinge fits, it will work. It may mean you have to fill the old holes and drill new ones. Not a big deal.
 
 

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