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How do I repair a broken hinge bar on a frame in the field?


Provided the frame is not fire rated and you have access to a welder, the hinge bar can be re-welded to the frame using a plug welding technique.

If the frame is fire rated or you do not have access to a welder, you can use a full surface continuous hinges in place of the existing butt hinges. Most aluminum continuous hinges are UL listed/fire rated but you should confirm that the specific hinge is rated before use on a fire rated opening.

IDN stocks a variety of frame anchors for all types of applications. Contact your local IDN for details or for a quote.

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