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Are You Specifying The Correct Hinge Material For Your Location?

June 28, 2017 by · Comments Off on Are You Specifying The Correct Hinge Material For Your Location? 

These Royde & Tucker mild steel chrome plated hinges are only three years old and have been used in an external inland location on patio doors. You can see they are a projection hinge which throw the doors open past the walls. The picture shows that the chrome plating is being pushed off the mild steel which is rusting underneath. If the door supplier had specified these Royde & Tucker H102-B Hi-Load Hinges in Polished Stainless Steel, (which the homeowner has now ordered) this problem would never have occured. Needless to say stainless steel hinges come with stainless steel screws (instead of mild steel plated ones) which eliminate the risk of rusting and have a 25 year maintenance free guarantee.

In a building in an exposed coastal location, what would be the best hinges for external doors?

January 19, 2012 by · Comments Off on In a building in an exposed coastal location, what would be the best hinges for external doors? 

The best material to use is a hinge made of brass plated with polished chrome.  Brass is a highly corrosion-resistant material, which is why it’s used a lot in boats.  However, it does tarnish and the surface of raw brass will naturally begin to look green and unpleasant over time, without the body of the material being affected.  With a very stable oxide layer of Polished Chrome on top of the brass you can be confident that neither corrosion nor tarnishing will take place on the hinge.

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