How to Install a Pivot Hinge

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What You'll Need
Pivot Kit (this will contain your template and needed items to complete your project)

A pivot hinge is a hinge used when installing a door. This is what allows the door to open upon a fixed pivot point, allowing it to open and close.

Installing a pivot hinge is quite easy. Follow the few easy steps below to learn how to do this very fast, and very easy DIY project.

Step 1 - Template

After you have purchased the right hinges, you will want to take the template that is included in the packaging, and use it to form your outline of where you will be placing the hinges.

Step 2 - Prepare and Drill

Using your template, you will want to prepare your area. Do this by checking that any areas of the door jamb are even and smooth, fixing it where needed.

Step 3 - Install

Take out the rest of the items contained in the packaging, and insert them according to the template. Use the template to place your hinge in the correct area. Use the prepared holes on the hinge to place your screws.

Use your drill to secure the screws into place. Make sure that the hinges are even. If you have followed your template, this should be no problem.

Now, all that needs to be done is to hang your door.