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    Euro hinges

    How much weight will euro hinges support? I've got a pantry that has 11 1/2" x 40" double doors and I need to mount 2" deep spice racks to the inside of each of the double doors. Should I use 3 hinges for this application? Will two do the job?

    ADDED information. The spice racks will be about 9"x18-20" tall
    Last edited by Royall Clark; 02-05-2009 at 07:17 PM.
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    3 hinges on 40"
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    Thanks for the quick reply Larry....
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    built a pantry that had two 16" wide by 40" doors and that was what was told and did use,, still holding well.. as they say royal ifun doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    built a pantry that had two 16" wide by 40" doors and that was what was told and did use,, still holding well.. as they say royal ifun doubt
    When I got into WW I found myself "over building". I built some shelves once and the neighbor came over and took a look and ask if I was going to store engine block on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    When I got into WW I found myself "over building". I built some shelves once and the neighbor came over and took a look and ask if I was going to store engine block on them.
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    As I think that the only stupid question is the one that is not asked, I'd like to know, just to widen my ww knowledge what or how are euro hinges?

    I problably know them but not under that name, hence my question.

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    Toni, I think another name is concealed or hidden? Uses a 35mm hole to mount the hinge cup in and a screw on each side. Here is a picture, better than what I'm trying to saw!

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    Thanks Royall.

    As I thought I know them, thanks for posting the pic, now I know what you were talking about.
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    royall, i might go with 4 hinges on that application. i would use 3 without the spice racks. especially if this is a paying job.

    think of it this way, 1 year from now, the client calls and says, "hey those doors with the spice racks came off the cabinet. i need you to fix it"

    well the problem with that is, sure you could add a 4th hinge, but you drilled 3 holes probably top, bottom and center of the door. no good place to drill a 4th hole now. so what do you do? i guess you could add a 5th hinge.

    not sure what these hinges cost you, my wholesale cost was about 2 bucks a hinge. 4 bucks goes along way to make me feel better about a door holding up for a client.

    just my 2 cents, it's always possible the 3 hinges would hold fine.

    chris

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