John Wright Barrel Hinges 88-440 and 88-441 Installation Instruction
John Wright 88-440 and 88-441 Barrel Hinges are nothing but traditional cast iron hinge for doors. John Wright combines modem manufacturing with the strength and traditional look and feel of cast iron. The barrel hinge provides a period-authentic architectural alternative to formed steel hinges. Whether in restoration or traditional new construction, its solid cast iron construction provides an old-time look and feel.
- Barrel hinges are 3-1/2-inch hinge which are sold in pairs and includes screws for mounting. 88-440 is left-handed and 88-44 1 is right-handed. So choose which is needed for your application.
- These hinges are not reversible and made with cast iron which is about 1/8 inch thick, with steel pin.
- The finishing is done with raw cast iron with lacquer topcoat. Zinc-plated screws used for this hinge. The company provides 1 year replacement warranty for Barrel Hinge.
- First determine if you need a left or right hinge. Stand with the door swinging away from you and the side with the hinges is the hand of the hinges. For example, if you stand on the outside of a door that swings in and the hinges would be on the right side, use right-handed hinges. If you need further assistance, please contact John Wright.
- The typical use of this hinge is interior doors that are 1 3/8 inches thick and up to 36 inches wide. Three hinges per door is recommended for standard sizes up to 80 inches tall. U.S standard hinge locations are 5 inches from top, 10 inches from finished floor, and centered between top and bottom hinges. Backset of 1/4 inch is typical. Hinge and screws are not security-rated and depending on the installation, it may be possible to lift the door off the hinges.
- Hinges are raw cast iron with lacquer finish and are suitable for indoor use only. Hinges are individually cast and may on occasion require minor filing to fine tune the fit and operation. Size of hinges will vary slightly so it is important to mark and cut mortises individually for each hinge. The hinge half with the pin is attached to the jamb.
- The process of hanging a door is beyond the scope of these instructions. If you do not have the carpentry and millwork skills required, you should hire a professional.
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