Hinges Running Low? Keep Oil Handy
Door hinges are very important and come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Sometimes they get dry and you need oil for door hinges. Door hinges can be found on a variety of doors from outside to inside the home. The most common type is “L” shaped door hinge which has an “ear” that attaches to one side of the door frame with screws or nails while another screw goes into a hole in the other end. This type requires no additional hardware (e.g., bolts) but may not have a tight grip due to its shape. A second type is called a “piano hinge.” It resembles two parallel metal bars connected at both ends by small horizontal plates and secured by four bolts going through holes on each plate (two on either side). It has a tight grip and is more secure than the “L” hinge.
Butterfly Hinge, also called an External Closer Hinge, works for doors that swing out like on closets or pantries. This type of door can be opened from either side with two screws going into the top and bottom of the frame. Sometimes there will be one screw attaching to each end but it’s not as common. The main difference between this type and other types is that they close automatically once closed due to their design, so there are no worries about slamming them!
Thrust Bearing Hinges work well when opening outward since they have enough strength to hold up heavy doors. They are adjusted by tightening or loosening the screws on each side and can be found in either a “L” shape or an “S” shape, but they still work similarly to other hinges.
Toggle Hinges also come in many shapes like flat, L-shaped, S-shaped, etc., which makes it difficult for some people to identify what type of hinge is needed when shopping for materials. One way to tell if you need one type over another is based on their weight-bearing capacity since there will always be more than one option available for purchase at any hardware store.