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Old 06-06-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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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?

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

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