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Commercial Hinges - Detention Hardware

Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Can a 990 – Prison cabinet hinge withstand a temperature of 1900°?

A: Yes - This is a steel base material and the melting point for steel is 2540º.



Q: Can Hager supply Security Torx® wrenches and bits or can they be purchased from a local hardware store? 

A: Yes - Hager can supply the Security Torx® wrench and bits, call the sales department in St. Louis. Since this is a security-related product, these may not be purchased from local hardware store.



Q: What are typical door measurements in metric conversion?

A: 2’6” x 6’8” 1 3/8” = 762 mm x 2032 mm x 35 mm
3’0” x 6’8” x 1 ¾” = 914 mm x 2032 mm x 45 mm
4’0” x 8’0” x 1 ¾ = 1219 mm x 2438 mm x 45 mm



Q: How wide does a door need to be to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act?

A: 32” - USFAS 4.1.6 (4)(d)(I) Clear Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear opening of 32 inches (815 mm) with the door open 90 °, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop.

Exception: Doors not requiring full user passage, such as shallow closets, may have the clear opening reduced to 20 inches (510 mm) minimum.

Pairs of doors require at least one leaf to meet this requirement. Gates also meet this requirement.

Clear width can be a problem if door hardware gets in the way. Be sure to check the door hardware dimensions with the door.



Q: Can spring hinges be NRP?

A: No – The spring and pin components will not allow for an NRP set screw.
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