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Unread 07-01-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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reversable pivot pins (hinges)

My pinnacle hinges (frameles door) aren't centering. the info says they have reversable 5 degree pivot pins but I can't find an explanation on how to remove and reverse them (they are mounted on the wall currently). It looks llike maybe the factory installed the pins reversersed for the 85 degree offset.

Before I take the door off the wall and hinges I thought I'd float the question on here.

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Unread 07-01-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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Hi Paul, I'll bump you back to the top, maybe someone can help, I don't have a clue.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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I'm sure I can help. I know twice as much as Davy.

Maybe if you can post a picher of what you've got, Paul. Really, from your description I ain't got a clue either.

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Unread 07-02-2006, 06:59 AM   #4
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Hi Paul,

The 5 degree offset is used to pull the door tight against an L-jamb. If you want the door to center, you can reverse the pin to make it so. The pins are the same on all the hinges, just that you can order them reversed or not to save time on installing them.

The reversed set up should be for 5 degrees in. To make it centered, you have to take the glass door off. With the cover plate removed, rotate the hinge and loosen the allen screws. Then pull the hinge off of the pivot pin leaving the backing plate on the wall. Rotate the pin 180 degrees, (they have a special wrench for this) then put it back together. Make sure all the nylon washers are re-installed.

If your hinges were set at 5 degrees out, it was probably a mistake by the factory. If so, you will need to remove the backing plate from the wall when the hinge is apart, and flip it over before puting the hinge back together.

If you had a helper on the other side, you may be able to do one hinge at a time without removing the door, supporting the bottom with wood shims. It would be safer for the door to remove it.

Hope this helps.
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Sounds like you've done this once or twice before Matt.
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Wow, I'm learning something here. Won't ever use it, I hope.
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Unread 07-02-2006, 07:51 AM   #7
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Yeah, that's what I was fixin' to say, too, Matt.

Still like to see a picher so's we can all get a lesson here.

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Unread 07-02-2006, 08:15 AM   #8
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I knew we had a smart feller on here somewhere.

Twice as much huh, Kelly. Being conservative ain't ya?
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Ooops! I meant only twice as much about that particular subject, Davy, about which you said you knew zip. Certainly not in general, 'specially about tile.
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Unread 07-02-2006, 09:35 AM   #10
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"Sounds like you've done this once or twice before Matt."

Nope, I just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

I worked for a glass distributor/fabricator years ago. I do all my own frameless doors. I factor in a bottle of asprin with the cost of every one.

Money is good though. Glass shops around here charge about 4 times what the materials cost, and it takes less than a day to do it.
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Unread 07-02-2006, 01:00 PM   #11
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Matt,
thanks, I think I get the fix and I'll be able to work on it later and see if I grock.

here's a pic as requested (not sure if this shows what folks wanted to see.


I try and remember to take some pics of the hinge fix in progress

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Unread 07-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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A ten min fix at most. Thanks Matt! Here's another pic for those that might encounter the same issue in the future.



Loosen the set screws and slide the bracket backwards off the pin. The pin has two flat sides so you can grip it with a wrench or pliers and rotate it 180 degrees. Slilp the bracket back on and tighten the set screws. (as matt said watch for the delrin washers and make sure they stay put or are returned)

Door is perdfectly centered now thanks!

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