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Old 10-29-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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i am hanging a solid wood extior door what size hinge shoud be used 4 or 41/2 ?

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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Some may disagree with me, but you can use either one. More importantly choose quality hinges with bearings in the leafs.

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Old 10-29-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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i am hanging a solid wood extior door what size hinge shoud be used 4 or 41/2 ?
Use 3 of either size and as Armchair said, use a good quality product.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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A old timer taught me if door is solid-core under 7' use 3- 4" ballbearing hinges, 7' & over 3- 4 1/2" ballbearing hinges. Dosent mean he was right or wrong but I have done it that way for the last 35 yrs. and have seen alot of doors hung this way. But I also agree with the other two guys either will work as long as they are quality ball bearing hinges.
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When in doubt, check the manufacturer's specs on the hinges. They normally have weight ratings and door sizes.
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