Continuous Geared Hinges FAQ's
Please see below for the frequently asked questions about the Continuous Geared Hinges. For specification information or more information on the Continuous Geared Hinges, please see the website.
Q: What are continuous geared hinges?
A: A continuous geared hinge is a single hinge that goes the full length of the door. The 660 Series continuous geared hinge design is as tough and practical as it is attractive. Made of 6065 T5 aluminum, it is designed and built to last for the life of the building.
Q: What hinge types are continuous geared hinges offered in?
A: Continuous geared hinges are available in full mortise, half mortise and half surface. In addition, heavy weight and standard weight versions are available.
Q: What differentiates continuous geared heavy weight hinges from continuous geared standard weight hinges?
A: The heavy weight hinges have double the bearings as the standard weight hinges. For example, the standard duty hinge has 16 bearings for a typical 7’ door compared to 32 bearings on a heavy duty design for the same door height.
Q: What is the common continuous geared hinge application?
A: The continuous geared hinge line consists of standard commercial grade door hinges. This makes them an ideal fit for wood and metal doors, medium to heavy weight doors and medium to high frequency usage applications.
Q: What hinge tips are offered for continuous geared hinges?
A: Continuous geared hinges can be ordered with hospital tips.
Q: What hinge options are available for continuous geared hinges?
A: Many made-to-order hinge options are available including: concealed electric, concealed switch, electric power transfer, dutch door prep and school option.
Q: What lengths are continuous geared hinges available to order in?
A: Continuous geared hinges come in four standard lengths: 79”, 83”, 95” and 119”. In addition, they can be cut to any particular length upon request.
Q: What screws are included with continuous geared hinge orders?
A: TEK screws are included in continuous geared hinge orders. Wood and machine screws are available to order separately.
Q: Do you have to specify handing when ordering continuous geared hinges?
A: The handing varies based upon application.
Q: What finishes are offered for continuous geared hinges?
A: Continuous geared hinges are available in aluminum and dark bronze finishes.
Q: What is the lead time for continuous geared hinges?
A: The average lead time for stock continuous geared hinges is 2 to 3 days from order receipt. Please consult the factory for lead times on made-to-order requests.
Q: What warranty do continuous geared hinges have?
A: Continuous geared hinges have a limited lifetime mechanical warranty for the life of the building and a 1 year electrical warranty.
Q: Where can I find the templates and installation instructions?
A: The templates and installation instructions can be found on our knowledge base here: https://support.bestaccess.com/hc/en-us/articles/202065543