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Pivot Doors—A Creative Function

Pivot Door

Doors can open and close in a variety of ways, and one unique function growing in popularity is the “pivot” door—generally used on entry doors. These doors operate on a special pivot hinge, with pins that attach at the top and bottom of the door, installed several inches from the door edge. This application allows for a unique and eye-catching swinging function. In addition, pivot hinges can support much wider and heavier doors than traditional pin and barrel hinges. Sun Mountain distributes pivot hinges from leading suppliers such as Rixson (model 117-3/4. shown below left) and Dorma (model CP1000, below right), and also “machines” the door slabs and jambs for pivot hinges as specified.

Pivot Hinges

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