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KlausG 06-06-2010 10:38 AM

French Doors - Outswing
I have heard that there is a safety issue with the hinges on outswing french doors - burglars could just remove the pins and remove the whole door. Are there hinges to prevent that?

mark2007 06-06-2010 10:47 AM

yes, they have set scews that hold the pins in place and are available at almost all hardware stores

Just Bill 06-07-2010 05:45 AM

Exterior hinges usually have non-removable pins, or pins that require a lot of work, and/or special tools to remove.

AllanJ 06-07-2010 06:14 AM

Drive three or four fat nails (using pilot holes) halfway in up and down the door jamb where the door comes to meet. Cut the heads off leaving about 3/8" (1 cm) protruding. Drill holes to match in the door edge so the nail ends engage the door when the door is closed.

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