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Old 05-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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in addition to a question i posted this morning on the carpentry board about dealing with a gap where a stud and column meet, i have a question about hanging a door.


from the directions

"surface mounted hinges can be screwed into the
frame of the door. Most hinges can
be accommodated by simply
routing or mounting with screws."

the hinge that came with the door looks like this

surface mounting seems quicker..what is the best method to use?

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This is easy to answer. How are all the rest of your doors done?

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in the house, they are recessed
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Joe, The hinge you show is for a cabinet door.
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i just pulled a google image that i thought looked similar. i will post the actual hinge in a few mins.

here it is.


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i.......what is the best method to use?
The reasons that the other door hinges in your house are NOT surface mounted are aesthetics and privacy.
There would be a permanent gap as wide as the folded hinge on one side of the door.
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what would you use for a screened porch door, surface mounted or recessed?
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have never recessed a door hinge. What's the best way to approach this? Should i use a router and a template?
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Old time carpenters did not have a router, they just used a chisel to mortise the hinges into the door and into the jamb.

Most screen doors are now aluminum that have factory mounted thin steel hinges that are most commonly surface mounted to a wooden door jamb.
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should have mentioned this from the start. i have a vinyl door.

i dropped my chisels off at a local guy who sharpens tools.

maybe a stupid question, but can i recess a hinge on a vinyl door?

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