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reconstyle

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10-09-2019 05:19 PM

I’m installing some new interior doors and casings and I have decided to use just plain old 1×4 for the casings. I had planned to use the standard 3-1/2” hinges, and a 3/16” reveal, but since the 1×4’s are so thick, 3/16 wasn’t enough, so I had to go with a 1/4” reveal. The new problem is that now the door can’t open past about 120 degrees and I have 2 doors that I need to be able to swing open 180 degrees.

What the best option for me to do here?


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edapp

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#1 posted 10-10-2019 01:04 PM

Plane down the casings to 1/2” or so and see how they fit. I don’t see any reason to leave them that thick, unless the rest of the trim in the house is the same. If the rest of the trim is the same, check out the hinges and see why they work without issue.

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controlfreak

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#2 posted 10-10-2019 01:40 PM

Get a hinge that is wide enough to get the hinge pin out slightly passed the trim and it should let the doors open flat against the wall. Not sure if the big box stores will carry but I have the same trim and got some off amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/GlideRite-Hardware-Hinges-Corners-4014-SN/dp/B0182XCZGS/ref=sr160?crid=3U5W3OSBFB7QX&keywords=antique+door+hinges+4+inch&qid=1570714457&sprefix=antique+door+hinges%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-60

Something like this should work but you can probably find cheaper if you look

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Robert

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#3 posted 10-10-2019 01:51 PM

Put a bevel on it

or use regular door casing. :-)

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Ocelot

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#4 posted 10-10-2019 03:50 PM

I really like the look of big oversized hinges myself. You can get the hinge pin farther out from the wall.

I have bought them on ebay like these.

I have young children who like to hang on doorknobs. <sigh>

-Paul

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reconstyle

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#5 posted 10-10-2019 03:53 PM



I really like the look of big oversized hinges myself. You can get the hinge pin farther out from the wall.

I have bought them on ebay like these.

-Paul

- Ocelot

Ok, thanks – I was looking at the larger hinges, but wasn’t sure if they would fit on a 1-3/8” door.

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controlfreak

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#6 posted 10-10-2019 04:31 PM

What you want is a larger hinge from end to end when open (flat) but when you look at it the region that has the screw holes is the same. If your door is precut to receive the standard hinge you should be able to find an exact match but instead of being a 3 1/2” X 4” it will be a 4” X 4”. Be on the lookout though because there are some designed for oversized grand front doors that will occupy more space on the physical door too.

My house is well beyond 100 years so when I add doors or replace hinges I like to match existing and use ones with the ball caps rather then the flat top.

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tbone

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#7 posted 10-10-2019 07:55 PM

You should be aware of the thickness of the door. Not all hinges will work on doors that are 1 3/8” thick. However, all hinges will work on 1 3/4” doors. (The hole pattern makes the difference)

This is a pretty good explanation of a probable solution.
https://idighardware.com/2014/07/tbt-wide-throw-hinge/

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Knockonit

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#8 posted 10-10-2019 08:35 PM

larger hinge, you can order long length hinges that will work, cost more, but solves problem

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Ocelot

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#9 posted 10-11-2019 05:58 PM

I somehow missed that it was an interior door. Those 4 1/2 square hinges might have holes too far apart for that.

Anyway, I think planing / thinning the trim makes more sense from where you are at this point.

I’m certainly no expert on hanging doors.

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