Hinge Placement?

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Old 04-27-05, 09:44 AM
vernonthomas
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Hinge Placement?

I have a 5' wide by 6' high gate. I am going to use 4 hinges. I know that the top hinge is 5" from the top and the bottom is 10" from the bottom. Are the other two equal distance between the others? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-27-05, 05:05 PM
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Yes, that's basically correct.

A little background. It's not relevant to your gate, but it is is the basis of your conclusion.

5 - 10 is the US Standard layout for Door Hinges.
7 - 11 is the Western layout.

On a 5-10 layout the top hinge leaf would be 4-7/8" (+/- 1/16" tolerance) from the door head rail when properly located. Add 1/8" for the head jamb to head rail clearance = 5". Likewise 10" (+/- 1/16") is measured from the finished floor. It is not from the bottom of the door itself.

All remaining hinge locations are O.C. "on center" measurements, and are equally divided spacings.
 
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Old 04-28-05, 06:25 AM
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Thanks for the information. I appreciate a full explanation.
 
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