Underhung Hinge

Willam Buck

 

To fully conceal a trapdoor in a deck, the hinging mechanism must be hidden. However skillfully installed, the knuckle of a conventional hinge will protrude above deck level. A hinge developed to solve this problem can be mounted below the deck and works much like the hinge on an automobile hood. See Figure 1.

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FIGURE 1: SIDE VIEW AND PIVOT DETAIL

HINGE CONSTRUCTION

Dimensions and materials listed were used for a trapdoor in a deck with 9″ of clearance below. They are intended only as a guide and may be adjusted to suit other requirements.

MATERIALS NEEDED PER HINGE (LOWERCASE LETTERS REFER TO FIGURE 1)

a. 1″ × ...

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