John Wright 88-513 Mid Range Hinge, 1-1/2" Offset Installation
Mid Range Hinge, 1-1/2" Offset is a tradition shutter hinges that combine strength and colonial style. John Wright combines modem high-quality finishes with the strength and traditional look and feel of cast iron. Mid-range hinges are generally used with New York style hinges. They can be used to provide additional support on heavy or tall shutters or for aesthetics. They combine authentic period-accurate colonial style with strength and functionality. Mid-range hinges are sold individually and include screws for mounting. Materials are used as cast iron pintle base plate and hinge of 1/4" thick, with steel screws. 1-1/2 inches of offset and 3 inches of throw are provided. Tradition shutter hinges combine strength and colonial style. The finishing process is done by two coats of black-matte TGIC powder coating and the screws are black-zinc plated. Generally John Wright Company provides 1 year replacement warranty.
- For an overview and introduction to shutter hinges and offset concepts, please see John Wright's publication entitled "Shutter Hardware Installation Details." For the purposes of these instructions, it is assumed that you selected hinges with an acceptable offset.
- At first temporarily position the shutter in the window using blocks, wedges, or shims or have a helper hold it in place. Check to make sure the pintle base plate can be mounted to flat piece of wood trim or similar surface of adequate strength. Take the shutter down and lay it on a flat surface with the outside facing up.
- Mount New York Style hinges as per their instructions. Now Position the mid-range hinge on the middle of the outermost edge of the shutter.
- Mark the location of the hinge screw holes. Drill 1/16" pilot holes at the locations you marked and install the screws.
- Mount the pintle base plate so that it precisely line up with the hinge. You can either measure the locations of the hinges and transfer those measurements to the window frame or temporarily tape the pintle base into the hinge and then position the shutter and mark the locations of the screw holes.
- Drill 1/16" pilot holes at the locations you marked and install the screws. When both pintle bases are installed, lift the shutter into place so that both hinges engage the pintles and slide it down. This should be done with the shutter in the open or semi-open position and not closed. Test operation of the hinge and repeat tile process for all remaining shutters.
The contents of the mid range hinge is (1) pintle base plate, (1) hinge and (6) No.6 by 1'' Phillips-head or (6) Slotted head screws. The dimensions have been shown below.