Soss Invisible Hinges
Door, Hinges, Invisible Hinges
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT SOSS INVISIBLE HINGES |
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| Q: How much weight will each hinge carry? |
A: There is no "load-rating" per hinge for the SOSS Invisible Hinges. We take the
width of the door along with the approximate weight to determine how many
hinges are required to properly support the door. Go to the section containing
the "Nomograph" (sizing chart - print only) and print this chart to use in
determining the correct size and quantity of hinges.
Q: Which hinge is the proper one for my application?
A: The first thing to consider is the thickness of the door itself, Each
hinge has a "minimum" thickness recommendation. With this in
mind, consult the nomograph (sizing chart - print only) to determine
the number of hinges you will need.
Q: Will the SOSS Invisible Hinge work in a metal application?
A: Yes! There are many smaller hinges that are designed specifically for metal
cabinets. You also can mount the larger hinges in metal doors. We have steel
door brackets available to use in mounting The SOSS Invisible Hinges. The
nomograph (sizing chart - print only) also lists recommended hinges for metal applications.
Q: Is there a Fire-Rated SOSS Invisible Hinge available?
A: Yes, SOSS has Fire-Rated Invisible Hinges available for wood and/ or metal
doors, the SOSS #418 and #420. Please refer to the section containing
information on the Fire-Rated SOSS Invisible Hinges.
Q: Will adding a layer of wood, laminate or mirrors to the face of the door and wall cause
A: Yes, SOSS hinges have been used in many applications in which a mirror or
other lamination is used. However, special attention must be paid to the "E"
dimension. If too thick a laminate is applied, the door will either not open at all
or open only 90 degrees because the SOSS Invisible Hinge does not have much space to clear extra layers. If you do not exceed the "E" dimension when
applying material to the face of the door, you should be able to open the door
smoothly. Please consult the path and clearance section for further information.
Q: How far will the SOSS Hinge open?
A: All SOSS Invisible Hinges have the capability to open 180 degrees.
Q: Can the SOSS Invisible Closer Hinge be adjusted to shut the door slowly,
so the door does not slam?
A: The SOSS Invisible Closer is a "spring hinge" with a fully (and easily) adjustable
spring. By turning an external screw, the tension on the spring can be adjusted,
thus affecting the closing speed of the door. This hinge will not dampen or
cushion the closing.
Q: Will a SOSS Invisible Spring Closer Hinge swing both ways?
A: No. just like the regular hinges, the Closer will open 180 degrees in one direction
Q: Can I use the SOSS Invisible Closer with non-SOSS hinges?
A: No. Because the swing radius of the SOSS Invisible Closer differs from non-
SOSS hinges, it works only with SOSS Invisible Hinges. Nor can you combine
SOSS hinges with other types of hinges on the same door.
Q: Is there any further information available on the SOSS Invisible Hinge?
A: Most of the general information concerning the SOSS Invisible Hinge is
contained in this CD. However, if you have a special application, or a question
not covered within this information, you can contact us (the manufacturer) at
1-800-922-6957. Our E-mail address is .
c.1996 Universal Industrial Products Company
One Coreway Drive
P.O. Box 628
Pioneer, Ohio 43554
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