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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 12-28-2018 08:50 PM 481 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newwoodbutcher

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12-28-2018 08:50 PM

I have several of these in my “inventory”. But there are no markings identifying the load ratings. The springs are however color coded I have two with Brown springs, two with Greenish springs and one with Black springs. Can anyone tell me the load ratings of each color?

-- Ken


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#1 posted 12-28-2018 09:07 PM

I’m not aware of an industry colour code for these hinges. Have you tried contacting the vendor? The one you have looks like the ones sold at Rockler, so they could be anything from 35lbs to 125lbs.

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#2 posted 12-28-2018 09:09 PM

Lumbering. They are from Rockler, I went on their site looking for answers and found none.

-- Ken

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#3 posted 12-28-2018 09:45 PM

Have you tried contacting them directly? They have a live chat and a phone number; they’d be the perfect source.

https://www.rockler.com/customer-service/support

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#4 posted 12-29-2018 01:15 AM

Don’t know the load rating, but I do use this style support hinge for my small toy boxes & Hope Chests. For a pine or mahogany lid 16”x24” you only need one for a somewhat soft close lid (don’t use two on this size, or when a kid opens it up, it will flip open, he might get smacked in the face by the upward force). A Mahogany 18”x36” lid, two will give a similar soft close lid effect. With oak or hickory 18”x36” you need three for a similar soft close lid effect. If your only using two for the 18”x36” or 18”x42” lids, it will hold it open in the up position.

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