What is a Door Hinge with a Non Removable Pin?

A door hinge with a non removable pin isn’t uncommon, but that’s not to say that it is common. Yes we get customers from time to time requesting this specific type of hinge, but why? I’m sure you have figured out what a non removable pin hinge is. It’s hopefully pretty self explanatory. It’s where the pin of the hinge can not be removed when the door is shut.

 

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So why would you want this, why would people request this? Because it may be a little harder to install the door, some of the hinges will require you to have to take the entire hinge off along with the door if for some reason you are removing the door. There are some brands that have a screw that holds the pin in place and when the door is completely shut you can not remove the pin, but you can remove the pin from the inside when the door is open by removing the screw. This makes it easier to install the door(s). Now back to the question why most people even order this option. Sometimes you will find an exterior door where the door opens out, or in other words the hinges are exposed on the outside of the door. If you order regular hinges, an intruder could easily tap out the pin and get inside. They wouldn’t even have to think about messing with the lock. So non removable pins come in handy for this purpose. It keeps the owner worry free.

 

Most all the hinges come standard with removable pins. Non removable pin hinges are available with almost any Emtek or PHG hinge upon request. They do cost a few dollars more, but we can easily order them for you if you need. Just give us a call and we would be happy to help you order! 877-852-9449.

Great Looking Door Hardware from Omnia

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Omnia is a new brand to our site and it’s exciting because they have all kinds of unique and modern style door hardware. This brand is designed with quality solid brass and since 1964 Omnia has offered a wide selection of door hardware such as, door knobs, lever handles, deadbolts, handlesets, sideplates, hinges, cabinet hardware and all the other miscellaneous stuff you can think of!

 
Omnia Door knobs are a great quality and made of solid brass (just like the rest of their hardware). Each design is unique and you may never find an equal. You can choose from many many styles and finishes. Some more intricate than others, some modern,  and some vintage.
 
The Omnia lever handles have a little more of a modern feel to each of them. Most are stainless steel and will fit perfectly into today’s modern designs. The levers that are not stainless steel are made of solid brass, which offer lots of different finishes.
 
Deadbolts from Omnia will secure your home or other application such as an office. You can choose from single cylinder or double cylinder options. Be sure to check out all the different designs and finishes!
 
Handlesets are a great thing to have on an entry door. Providing security as well as a fashionable taste. Omnia provides stylish designs to choose from to fit your personal style.
 
Like handlesets, Omnia Sideplates are another handy and stylish piece of hardware to add to an entry door. With a full plate, deadbolt and door knob/lever, you can feel secure as well as provide a great look to your door. These are a little more modern.
 
Hinges and other misc hardware from Omnia will provide great quality as well as design to match the rest of your Omnia hardware.
 
Don’t forget your kitchen cabinets! Omnia also has a huge selection of cabinet pulls and knobs. Again, some more great modern designs to look over.
 

Click here to see More from Omnia!

 

 

 

Leatherneck Brand Barn Door Hardware

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I have been asked a few times before if we have any kind of barn door sliding hardware on the site and I had to sadly tell the poor customers no we do not. Sliding barn doors are becoming popular in more and more houses. Kinda like the above picture. This barn door was made out of reclaimed barn wood and the pull is made out of 3/4″ gas pipe and fittings – it really makes this home look cool! It’s as convenient as a sliding wall, but way way more stylish. Barn doors are just like pocket doors, which are convenient and space saving. You can divide the rooms or open it up to make a great big room. I think the look alone is enough, but it is also usable.

The sliding barn door hardware shown in the picture is a brand called Leatherneck. And this really adds to the rustic look. It’s specifically called flat track sliding hardware by Leatherneck. It’s great for unique interior and exterior applications. Used for barn doors, hotels, cafes, restaurants, museums, galleries, loft apartments, rustic kitchens and log homes. The track can be customized to fit your needs. The Leatherneck sliding hardware comes standard in the standard black finish, but you can request weathered, black with clear coated wheel, machine polished, painted bronze, unfinished, powder coated black, brushed stainless steel, mill finish stainless steel, and clear coated finishes. There are many different hanger styles to choose from in either the 400lb door track category or the 800lb door track category.

We get to tell you now that we have sliding barn door hardware available! We do not quite have the Leatherneck brand hardware on the site yet. We have Leatherneck hardware on the site now! For more detailed information such as pictures of the finishes and hanger styles and more check here. If you are at all interested in buying Leatherneck hardware, we would love to help you by phone if it’s not yet on the site (it should be soon!). Call us at 877-852-9449!

The Extra Strong Ultimate Deadbolt

Deadbolts are great for added security and lots of people are even a little more comfortable about double cylinder deadbolts. The reason is because unlike a single cylinder deadbolts, a double cylinder is keyed on both sides of the door (where as a single cylinder is keyed only on the outside with a manual thumbturn on the inside). Generally double cylinder are used on partial glass doors to keep intruders from being able to break the glass and simply unlock the deadbolt from the inside – they will need a key to unlock the deadbolt. Double cylinder deadbolts can be a safety hazard in case of emergency, as it requires a key to unlock from the inside. Most cases a single cylinder does a great job keeping intruders out, but there are some cases where a single or double cylinder deadbolt just isn’t enough to feel secure and safe. There is a new extra strong deadbolt out there now called the Ultimate Lock.

 

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Click here to watch a video demonstration of the Ultimate lock vs. a standard deadbolt.

You can see in the video how it can withstand anyone trying to kick or ram the door! It can withstand up to 4000 pounds!

When the lock is engaged you wont have to worry about it being bumped or picked. The Ultimate lock is provided with longer screws than your standard deadbolt and absorbs the impact. In other words, it ‘marries’ the door jamb and door frame together and becomes a solid brick wall. And if the intruder really wants in he would have to knock down the whole wall in order for that door to be kicked in. Another cool feature the Ultimate lock provides is that it has a patented lockout feature, which means with a simple push of a button the lock renders any key useless, even if an intruder has your actual house key!

To check out more features click here.

The Ultimate Lock comes in satin nickel, polished brass, and antique brass finishes.

 

Atrium Multi-point patio door lock Trim replacements

Atrium multi point patio doors are doors that have 3 or more points where bolts can come out of the edge of the door to lock the door in place. Multi Point locks or patio locks have become very popular. Lot’s of people like multi point doors because of the added security and also how well the function. Plus they look great. If you have Atrium multi point patio brand doors, but need some replacement trims you have come to the right spot!

 

Atrium multi point doors provide you the mechanism inside the door (the 3 or more points where the bolts lock your door in place), and most likely you have the hardware that came along with it. We provide replacement trim levers that will attach to your existing Atrium mechanism. This is for people that are just looking for the replacement trims though, NOT the mechanism. Maybe you wanted a new style, or maybe your existing hardware is all worn out, that’s when you can check out all the replacement trims Emtek (just look under Emtek’s multi point lock trim section) offers that should fit your Atrium doors.

 

Not all of the trims that Emtek offers will fit your Atrium Doors. That’s why we made a list of configurations (or measurements) and listed each of the door brands that fit that configuration. So basically all you need to do is find your door brand and it will give you your configuration. Atrium is under configuration 1 for example.

 

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It’s important to make sure your existing measurements for your Atrium multi point door match up with these measurements of this configuration 1. And after you find that it does match up, you have many many back plate styles to choose from and after that you get to choose from many many levers and finishes! So pretty much what I am saying is that the list is endless and you can make your patio replacement trim totally original.

Door Lever for Doors Over 3″ Thick

It’s not overly common for a door to be over standard thickness, which is anywhere from 1 3/4″ up to 2″ thick. Most doors are already prepped this standard thickness and most hardware are made to fit standard prepped doors. This can make it hard for those looking for door hardware to fit over this standard door thickness.

 

For doors over 2″ Standard Thickness:

For those of you that have doors that are thicker than the standard 2″ thickness, check out Emtek. They offer door hardware starting from the standard 1 3/4″ all the way up to 3″ thick! All you have to do is find the door hardware you like and you will be able to select the door thickness you have. We found that it’s becoming more and more common for front doors to be a little thicker than standard, because lot’s of people have great big fancy front doors on their homes.

 

For doors over 3″ Thick:

A door over 3″ thick, is pretty uncommon, but hey… I’m sure there is someone out there looking for some kind of hardware to fit on a really thick door that nobody seems to carry. So if you are looking for any kind of door hardware to fit your door that’s over 3″ thick, we have this special mechanical lever on the site from Lockey just for you!

Lockey Style 2835 Passage Lever Handle

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The Lockey Lever is a mechanical lock and is also available in double combination.

The lever can fit doors from standard thickness all the way up to 5″ thick! I’m thinking not many people (if any) will need a lever to fit a door that is over 5″ thick. I guess you never know.

You can choose from many finishes, such as antique brass, bright brass, satin chrome, satin nickel, jet black, white, bright chrome, oil rubbed bronze and a ‘special finish’ called marine grade.

Easy In and Out Keyless Locks

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel it’s a huge hassle to get in and out of the house – with all the keys that I have to keep track of, my hands are usually full of something or other, and I can seriously tell you that it’s probably the worst part of leaving. It stresses me out! One time I had my hands full of groceries and the key wouldn’t turn in the deadbolt lock and so I had to set everything I had down on my step and I probably worked on trying to open my lock for about 5 minutes straight, and I may or may not have ended up crying about it. The story ends happy though, I got inside. Believe it or not, this post is not about me and my sad story, I have a point to all this. There is a solution to all this if you have ever felt similar to what I feel and felt on that sad day. We don’t have to feel like this when we are trying to open our locks and in a hurry anymore…

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I am talking about Keyless Locks! These have always been awesome in my eyes. Keyless deadbolts, keyless levers and knobs, and keyless handlesets! This is what, in my opinion, everyone needs. They are easy to use, easy to install and seriously so handy to have. You don’t have to worry about keys any longer! And maybe if your like me it would be even better if  you didn’t have to remember to lock the door, from the inside or outside. Well guess what?… There are keyless locks with this option, and automatic locking option. Which means that after you have entered your keypad code, the deadbolt will lock after so many seconds for you! You don’t have to remember to lock the door after you shut it. Let me give you a list of which ones have this automatic locking action.

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This last one is a little bit different than the rest because it has a remote. Yeah, I’m not kidding. This deadbolt looks exactly like the LS-DB500, but it includes a hand held remote that looks like the remotes with the little buttons that go to your car to unlock and lock the doors or pop the trunk or whatever other buttons they have now. This remote wont have a trunk popping option, but it does have lock and unlock buttons that can open your lock from up to 30 feet away. Sweet right?

Keyless locks really do make life so much more simple.

 

 

Sometimes Door Hardware Can Be Made From Unconventional Things

Sometimes door hardware like door knobs, levers, deadbolts and pulls, can have very similar designs, but sometimes you can find things that are totally unique and original. Maybe it’s something that you have never seen like anything before in a regular old hardware store. That’s why shopping online is so much more fun! so many more options to choose from, so many more designs, so many more ideas and inspirations!

A lot of today things are made at home now, I’m sure you have all heard of the DIY (do it yourself) projects. I think a lot of people like that idea. So what if you can’t exactly find the door hardware you are trying to go for? Try thinking outside the box! Try thinking of unconventional things, unusual, original or maybe even quirky things that may not even be used for this specific application. Such as something like this…

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A home made door pull, for this amazing reclaimed barn wood door, that measures at about 3′ long. It was made from a 3/4″ gas pipe and fittings! They said it was really easy to make and took about 30 minutes and it only cost about $18 for all the parts! They used #10 wood screws at about 1 1/4″ length (the barn door is about 2″ thick).

And how about adding a coordinating dining room light fixture also made using gas pipe as well as old street light lenses?

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Like I said, you don’t have to stick with the norm! Try thinking outside of the box, you may be surprised how easy you can make something into door hardware or something else for that matter, not to mention how cool it could look!

The barn door is held up using Leatherneck hardware that will soon be added to the site! Please let us know if you have any questions about ordering Leatherneck hardware.

Check out more pictures and information of the barn door pulls and hardware used on this application here.

Installing an Edge Pull for a Pocket Door

Installing an edge pull is pretty simple. The edge pull that we installed in this post is an Emtek 2221 Edge pull. Please note: depending on what type of edge pull you have or are going to install will depend on if you will need to add or skip some of these steps.

Tools you will need:

  • Hammer
  • Sharp 1/2″ Chisel
  • Sharp Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • 1/2″ Drill Bit

First, you will want to mark the bottom of where you will wan the finger pull mounted (in our case, we are mounting the pull below the pocket door lock that was already installed in the door). After you have it marked, center your edge pull on the door edge by using your measuring tape if needed. After you have it all centered, map out with your pencil and chisel where the edge pull will sit on the door.

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Now you can go ahead and chisel out about 1/8″ deep of the door wood making sure not to go outside the lines. It’s important to make sure your chisel is sharp to achieve a clean look. It should look something like this:

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Place the edge pull in the recessed area backwards so you can see where to mark the area where the pull handle itself will need to be chiseled away when its not being used. We marked about an 1″ tall area towards the bottom of the plate so the finger pull could move freely in and out of the door. If you look at this picture of the edge pull placed backwards into the recessed area we just chiseled away:

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You will notice that there is a hinge barrel at the top of the pull, so we marked an area to chisel away just enough material so the hinge can function.

Using a chisel remove the material up where the hinge is. And for the finger handle area, use the 1/2″ drill bit.

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After removing all the leftover material, place the finger pull where it should sit to test and make sure it will move freely. If it all works, mount it using the provided screws and now you should be able to easily use your pocket door!

 

Replacement Trims for KML by Andersen Multi Point Patio Doors

Multi point locks, also known as patio locks, are locks that have 3 or more different points where locking bolts can lock the door in place. Do you have a Multi Point lock? There are over 20 different door brands that we have listed on our site for those multi point lock doors you have (check here). Chances are that we carry hardware (Emtek Hardware) that will fit your same brand of multi point lock door hardware.

When I say we carry the hardware, that means NO mechanism is included with the hardware. It only includes the replacement trims, or door levers that attach to the existing mechanism your door already includes. The mechanism will come with the door you order and they should have locks or hardware to choose from that will come with the door. The reason we offer this same type of hardware is for replacements. Maybe your door locks are old,used and abused and you want some shiny new ones that will dress up your patio door a bit more, or maybe the door company didn’t have the ones you like?

So check your multi point lock door. If they are KML by Andersen, we have plenty of door hardware trims to choose from! We ask that you make sure and compare the measurements of your door with the measurements of this configuration known as configuration 1 below, specifically for KML by Andersen doors (this configuration will also work for a few other brands that are also listed on the site).

config_1If this configuration does match up with your KML by Andersen doors, you will definitely want to check out all of the multi point trims that Emtek offers! Find the plate you like first, which means you will probably need to ignore the levers that are examples and then once you find your favorite place, you can choose from many many levers in the description box! All that’s left is choosing the function, finish and handing! With all the options, its easy to make it fit your idea of style.