CLIP top BLUMOTION Number of hinges

How many hinges should be used for a door?

During furniture planning the question often arises of how many hinges are required to achieve an optimal door motion – for the whole life of the furniture. However, this question isn’t always that easy to answer. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips to help you plan exactly how many hinges you will need for each door.

As a rule, the door weight is key in determining the number of door hinges required. However, dimensions and materials of the door also have an impact on this.

 

This picture shows the diagram for the optimized number of hinges for different door dimensions.

In our experience, the following number of hinges has been proven and tested:

 

2 hinges are optimal for door weights of 4–6 kg

3 hinges are optimal for door weights of 6–12 kg

 

 

It is important to consider the weight of the door including additional weights such as handles!

The door height also affects the number of hinges required. For high and narrow doors, for example, it may be wise to use three hinges for extra stability, even though, with a weight of 6 kg, this is not strictly required.

In principle, doors should have a height that is greater than their width. The values mentioned above are valid for door widths of up to 600 mm. If doors with a width of up to 650 mm are installed, you will have to use an additional hinge.

Where should hinges be positioned?

In general, the further apart the hinges are positioned, the more securely the door hangs on the cabinet.

Support for determining the door weight

Determining the weight of the door can be challenging in certain cases. This is why we provide a  front weight calculator with our product configurator and reference values in our product catalogue for various front materials and measurements (see chapter ‘Information’).

 

This picture shows the link to the front weight calculator

 

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  • January 24, 2019 at 15:47
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    Need you assistance. I am mounting a 84″ tall by 23″ wide door that will have a piece of 1/8″ black glass glued to the face. Total weight around 150#. How many hinges will I need to carry the weight. I was thinking of 5 sets of two hinges. What do you think and do you have any suggestions.

    Thanks

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    • January 25, 2019 at 12:49
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      Dear valued customer,

      we would suggest you use 12 hinges. Please keep in mind to distribute them across the height of the front evenly (not in sets of 2 hinges).
      Furthermore, we’d like to point out that we have not tested this kind of application for our hinges and recommend you try it out first.

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  • February 14, 2019 at 17:16
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    We have a project where the architect has specified cabinets with doors that end up 36″ wide x 80″ tall. We split these into pairs 18″ x 80″ with 4 hinges each (using 170 hinges, clip top) on our shop submittals. However, the architect is pushing back. I’m trying to find any info about doors wider than 24″, or something I can refer him to indicating that 24″ is considered a maximum width. Our standard is not to exceed 24″. Is there any chart or calculation that can be used for this type application?

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    • February 15, 2019 at 8:59
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      Dear Daniel,
      Blum hinges are constructed and tested for door widths of max. 600mm (equals to 23.622 inch)
      In some cases it is possible to increase the door width (e.g. to 650mm = 25,59 inch) by using additional hinges.

      36 inch is a very wide door application and we agree with your suggestion to divide the doors into two.

      Regards
      Matthias

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  • March 20, 2019 at 14:48
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    How many hinges do I need on a 19 1/2′ x 42″ door that weighs 15 pounds?

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    • March 21, 2019 at 9:05
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      Hi John,
      we recommend you to use 3 hinges for a door with the dimensions and weight you mentioned.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • March 22, 2019 at 15:55
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    Can we use hinges Blum 125 for door 36″x96″ with 1/4″ and aluminum frame ?

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    • March 25, 2019 at 9:23
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      Dear Wojciech,

      is it a wide or narrow aluminium frame? With narrow aluminium frames, the 125° will not work.
      Furthermore, the door weight would be essential to know.
      Generally, I think that for your application the 125° hinge is not the proper solution.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • April 8, 2019 at 22:35
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    Our cabinet doors are 2cm silestone. The dimensions of the doors are 603mm x 958mm. The approximate weight is 28.5 kg. Is there any of amount hinges that could handle this kind of door?

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    • April 9, 2019 at 10:35
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      Hi Paul,
      due to the width-to-height-ratio and the weight, our recommendation is to use 9 or better 10 hinges.
      We would like to point out that the use of furniture hinges for an application like yours is critical, and might be a challenge for the producer.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • April 23, 2019 at 1:26
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    What type of push to open hinges needed to handle door with 300mm(height) and 680mm (width) 20mm (thickness) with right hand size opening ?

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:49
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      Hi Sue,
      generally, all recent unsprung hinges are suitable for our handle less TIP-ON solutions – depending on the type of application.
      Due to the special type of construction (e.g. door is wider than high) our customer service in Australia will get in touch with you to clarify all the details.

      Greetings
      Andrea

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  • June 26, 2019 at 20:01
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    I would like to hang a inside corner, bifold door, using 170 degree hinges and the bi fold 60 degree hinges.
    The primary swinging door will be 21″ wide x 38″ tall, the secondary will be 14″ wide x 30″ tall.
    Doors are approximately 9lbs and 6lbs respectively.
    My thought is to use 3 hinges on the primary door and 2 on the secondary. Is this sufficient for that wide of a bifold door situation?

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    • June 27, 2019 at 8:38
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      Hi Shoshana,
      in my opinion this would fit. But in this case plesae make a trial, because the doors are wider than 24″.
      If you need some further information please contact our sales team.
      Kind regards

      Andrea

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  • July 27, 2019 at 13:11
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    Hello,
    I’m planning to hang cupboard doors using your concealed hinges. The doors have the dimensions 1680mm*695mm (which I realise is slightly longer than your hinges are tested with). The weight of one door is 16kg. How many hinges would you recommend?
    Many thanks,
    John

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    • August 12, 2019 at 8:01
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      Dear John,
      the door seems significantly wider than what we have tested (we test up to 600mm width), but the height and weight is more than fine.
      As the width has an impact on the function of dampers as well as the stability of the door, I would recommend you use a minimum of 5 hinges.
      Some general information on the recommended number of hinges is found here: https://publications.blum.com/2018/catalogue/en/694/

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • August 17, 2019 at 21:55
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    Dear Sir,
    I require door hinges for hospital doors, material S.S 316 frame, door weight 70 kg, door dimensions 2100mm x 1800 mm x 50 mm. Their no leakage of grease from door hinges, how many nos hingea required one door?
    Regard
    Santosh Ponnu

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    • August 20, 2019 at 8:35
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      Dear Santosh PonnU.
      Our company does not produce hinges for room doors. We produce fittings for furniture. Unfortunately we are not able to help you.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • August 19, 2019 at 5:11
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    If i were to make a door that is 650mm wide by 880mm in height and use the appropriate amount of hinges is there a void in warranty on the hinges ?

    Also is there any problem in make a door 650mm in width at all ? Again using the appropriate amount of hinges.

    Thanks
    Nathan

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    • August 20, 2019 at 10:04
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      Hi Nathan.
      Our guarantee bonds refer to doors with a maximal norm width of 600 mm. If this norm width is exceeded, there will be problems with:
      – stability
      – locking pressure
      – lifetime
      Therefore we offer our hinges only till a norm width of 600 mm.
      Kind regards Andrea

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  • August 22, 2019 at 15:32
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    Hi all,

    I noticed that some companies manage to for a single door (76.5cm * 57cm )above the ovens w three hinges. 2 on top and one at the bottom. I don’t know if those are Blum but will Blum work with that size? Or do you have any other brand that might?

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    • August 23, 2019 at 8:37
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      Hi Valentino,
      we think that these dimensions (76.5cm height, 57cm width) will not cause any issues, and we’d be happy if you use our hinges for your cabinet.
      In addition, if the door is lighter than 6kg, two hinges would be sufficient as well.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions.

      Greetings from Blum Austria
      Matthias

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  • August 23, 2019 at 17:08
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    Hi Mattias,

    Thanks for the reply. Its actually 765mm Width * 570m m Height, will it work?

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    • August 26, 2019 at 8:40
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      Hi Valentino,

      we would recommend you use the hinges as you have suggested. 2 on the top, 1 on the bottom. Still, we recommend you try it out first to find out if the front will still not sag too much on the opposite side of the hinges.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • September 23, 2019 at 18:18
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    Hello,
    How many hinges do you recommend for doors
    106” x 32” weighing 63 pounds
    And how many for doors
    106” x 16” weighing 25 pounds?

    Thank you,
    Joncy

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    • September 26, 2019 at 7:59
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      Dear Joncy,

      the smaller door will most probably work with 3 hinges. But as it is a very high door we would suggest you use another 2 hinges for a better stabilisation.
      The wide door is very critical due to its width of more than 800mm. Our hinges are not built and tested for such door dimensions.
      You can try using a minimum of 8 hinges or more, but we can not guarantee that it will work and that the gap design can be adusted properly.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • December 9, 2019 at 3:03
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    Hello,

    How ma any hunges would you recommend for a 18mm door that is 600 Wide x 400 High. I have heard that their are warranty issues from Blum around doors that are wider than they are higher, are you able to please elaborate?

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    • December 9, 2019 at 17:25
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      Hi Jonathan,
      basically, a door should be taller than it is wide. For a door as indicated below, the load or stress on the hinges is unfavorable. In cases of the “misuse”, (i.e. slamming a door, hanging on the door) this is critical for the integrity of the door.

      For such fronts we recommend:
      – Lift systems in the wall unit
      – Drawers / High fronted pull-outs in the base cabinet

      If you decide to use the door as you described anyway; we recommend that you install the hinges as far apart from each other on the front as possible. (One far up on the top and the other as far below on the bottom as possible) This will help increase stability.

      You can also install an additional hinge in the upper area of the door to improve the situation.

      But we would not be able to provide a guarantee for this installation.

      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • December 19, 2019 at 18:09
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    Hello,

    Putting up some cabinet doors in a closet that are approx. 45cm wide and 282cm tall. The door, which receives mirror, is approx. 27.3 kg (with weight of mirror included). We’re going with the 110 hinges and wanted to know what you think may be a good amount. Also, we thought that knuckling hinges (having one right on top of the other) gave it extra strength. Would you not recommend that? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    • December 20, 2019 at 11:38
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      Dear Matt,

      we have not tested the door weight to this extent, but we think 6 or 7 hinges should be enough. If you want to be on the safe side, place two hinges almost on top of each other (as you mentioned) at the top of the door to avoid excessive sagging of the front. As the application with this weight and door dimension has not been tested by us, we point out that we recommend you to test it before applying it with a project for a customer.
      If you have any questions, our local customer service (www.blum.com/contact) will be happy to assist you.

      Kind regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • December 31, 2019 at 2:21
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    Hello, I have a closet that needs 555 x 2220 mm doors. I am ordering louvre style wood doors, so my guess is that they should be lighter than the typical doors of this size.

    I can have one hinge at the very bottom, but the next hinge has to go above 800mm because the drawers will be in the way. Can I get away with using 4 hinges per door? How should I mount them keeping in mind my 800mm height drawer block?

    Also I need the doors to not block the drawer front faces when open, in other words the doors need to be in line (or event offset further) with the sides. A person familiar with your production said that 155 degree hinge should do just that.

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    • January 3, 2020 at 10:05
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      Dear Rytis,

      as we don’t know the exact weight of the door it is impossible to give an accurate recommendation. If the door weight does not exceed 17kg, four hinges shlould work.
      Basically, please consider the following:
      The two hinges on the very top and very bottom of the cabinet should be apart from each other by the maximum possible. All other hinges should be allocated symmetrically on the door. I totally see that you have drawers underneath and so can not go along this recommendation. According to our experience, it should work fine, but in such exceptional cases it is a bit difficult for us to give a reliable recommendation.
      Our 155° hinge would be perfect for this solution. They are zero-protrusion, which means that when opened the door will not have any overlay on the cabinet inside and as a consequence will not collide with your drawer fronts.

      Best regards and happy new year
      Matthias

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  • January 10, 2020 at 22:04
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    Hi there,

    I have 2 different cabinet doors and am not sure how many hinges to use for it to be safe.

    One door measures 19 3/4″ x 42 1/4 with a weight of 17 lbs.
    The other measures 33 3/4 x 42 1/4 with a weight of 30 lbs.

    Thanks in advance

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    • January 13, 2020 at 7:58
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      Hi Jamie,
      thanks for your message. Our customer Service will get in touch with you.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • March 6, 2020 at 5:44
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    Hi there,

    We going to install 2 different cabinet doors and not sure how many hinges to use

    One door – 2400 mm x 460 mm 16 mm MDF
    Second door – 2400 mm x 750 mm 16 mm MDF

    Thanks in advance

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    • March 6, 2020 at 6:47
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      Hi Gerald,

      the first door corresponds to the values found in the drawing of this article. So 5 hinges would be sufficient.
      Door widths of 750mm haven’t been tested and it is highly adviseable to use at least two more and to place them towards the outer edges (so two on top and two at the bottom) of the door to increase stability. Still, we can not give you a 100% guarantee and advise you to try out the application first.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • March 17, 2020 at 20:21
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    Hi there,

    I am installing 2 sizes of cabinet doors, measuring:

    1. 780mm (w) x 811mm (h) – weight 8.2 kg
    2. 845mm (w) x 811mm (h) – weight 8.9 kg

    Do you think 3 hinges are sufficient per door? Or 4 hinges per door?
    If 4 hinges are required, should they be evenly spaced, or grouped in twos, 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom?

    Many thanks in advance

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    • March 18, 2020 at 12:21
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      Hi Giles,
      thanks for your message. Our customer service will get in touch with you to discuss possible solutions.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • April 10, 2020 at 19:44
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    I have a cabinet that I want to have open overhead(and potentially stay open at 90 degrees) with the hinges mounted on the top of the cabinet instead of sides. The door would be 40″x28″. Is there a concealed hinge that can handle a door that big? If so, what is it and how many should I use?

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    • April 14, 2020 at 8:34
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      Hi Mike,
      thanks for your message. Our customer service will get in touch with you.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • April 18, 2020 at 13:54
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    Hi there,

    I have a door that’s 70”x25” x 3/4” combination plywood (two ply mdf 3 ply plywood). My basic math suggests the door will weigh 30lbs. I’d like push to open hardware as I’m not using pulls. Should I use five or six hinges? I’d so can you recommend a hinge? I’d really prefer to not have to split the door into two shorter doors but If you really think I’m in trouble I will.

    Thanks.

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    • April 20, 2020 at 7:52
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      Hi Tanc,
      according to the given dimensions, and checking the graphics in the blog entry, actually 4 hinges should be enough. However, as the door slightly exceeds the width of what our hinges are tested for, I’d add a 5th hinge on top just next to the 4th hinge. This improves the saging of high, wide and heavy doors.
      If you would like to have a handle less solution, I’d recommend you use an unsprung hinge in combination with the magnetic TIP-ON.
      Concerning the hinge recommendation, according to the door dimensions I suspect it will be some kind of storage application, perhaps with drawers inside? I’d recommend you use a 0 protrusion wide angle hinge such as the 155° hinge. As the article number varies from fixing type (inserta, screw-in, knock-in, etc.) and sprung/damped or unsprung version, I kindly ask you to check with the distributor of your choice directly ?

      Please let me know if you need further assistance.

      Kind regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • April 25, 2020 at 10:23
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    Would 2 hinges be sufficient for a door 1170mm high x 385mm wide? Weight is OK (5.5kg), and it’s 18mm birch ply (so relatively stiff and stable).

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    • April 27, 2020 at 8:48
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      Dear Stuart,
      the weight wouldn’t be an issue for two hinges, however due to the height, a third hinge would improve the stability of the door (to avoid bending).

      Greetings
      Matthias

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  • May 11, 2020 at 23:46
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    How many hinges should be used for a door that measures 20.5″ x 86.5″ and weighs 120 lbs?

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    • May 12, 2020 at 6:50
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      Hello Ben,
      thank you for your message.
      Our customer service will get in touch with you.
      Andrea

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  • May 11, 2020 at 23:49
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    I’m in stalling 2 cabinet doors each door is 8-feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. Each doors weighs 115 pounds. What type and how many hinges would you recommend?

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    • May 12, 2020 at 6:45
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      Hello Donnebra,
      thank you for your message.
      I will forward your message to our custoemer service, they will support you.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • May 31, 2020 at 8:22
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    Hello, for a bespoke furniture I am planning to use 4 clip top hinges for a horizontal downward flap that will be 206 cm X 59 cm. The flap will weigh around 14kgs and will be supported at the top by heavy duty stays. The hinges will therefore be positioned horizontally and not vertically as for a usual door. What do you think of this application? Kind Regards

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    • June 2, 2020 at 15:48
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      Hi Stephane,

      we have not tested our hinges for this kind of application. Although we estimate that it might work with four or more hinges, we can not take over any guarantee.
      Perhaps it might be a good idea to add another heavy duty stay in the middle for additional support.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • June 6, 2020 at 17:17
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    Dear Blum,
    I have cabinet door that is 30cm high and 60cm wide, since door is significantly wider than higher are 2 hinges going to be fine?

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    • June 19, 2020 at 8:01
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      Dear Mvp,
      in this case we highly recommend a lift system or a drawer.
      Doors should always be higher than wide and especially this case means an unfavorable stress for the hinges.
      We do not recommend to solve this application with hinges.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • June 8, 2020 at 22:07
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    Hello. I have bought a new flat which has a bathroom cabinet which has a door which is 85cm high by 74cm in width. As it has a mirror attached to the full front of the door, it will be heavy although I unfortunately cannot confirm weight. There are currently three Blum hinges on this door (two at the top and one at the bottom) but several residents have experienced issues with the door dropping (some within a year), and the carcass crushing (the screws are fixed to the cabinet side which is 18mm thick MDF) . We have asked about splitting the door which based on the discussions above seems a recommendation. However the architect is suggesting adding a further two hinges , so two group of two toward the top and one at the bottom. These doors are heavy and will cause damage if they fall. What would be the recommendation for such a door for the most secure outcome? Many thanks. Jeanette

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    • June 19, 2020 at 7:58
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      Hi Jeanette,
      it is certain that splitting the door will be the most reliable solution. The current dimensions are not optimal.
      However, if splitting the door is not an option, we suggest you use 3 hinges on top, and 2 hinges on the lowest part of the door.
      Due to these unusual dimensions, it is impossible for us to take over any guarantee and we suggest a trial application.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • June 30, 2020 at 1:27
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    I have split door pantry in a bathroom door sizes wil be 2000 x 350mm and doors are 16mm corelight composite board so estimate doors to weigh only 8 ish kg the customer wants doors to be tiled same as wall so my question is how mant hinges (120s) and will it hold weight

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    • June 30, 2020 at 7:11
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      Hi Jeremy,

      we would recommend you to use 4 hinges to provide optimal stability for the 2000mm high door.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • July 5, 2020 at 13:09
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    Hello,

    I will be installing a mdf door to a cabinet, the door itself is 2400 mm x 730 mm x18 mm.

    Weight is around 16 kg.

    How many hinges would I need?

    Thanks!

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    • July 6, 2020 at 15:40
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      Hi Alexander,

      possibly 5 hinges might work, but as the door is significantly wider than the tested maximum of 600mm we can not guarantee that it will work. Please do a trial application and check if the hinges can still be adjusted correctly.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • July 22, 2020 at 14:29
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    What would you recommend as the shortest hgt for a 3/4″ thk door using a typical 110 degree cabinet hinge(like office furniture), the door would be 9″w and housing a Digilock?

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    • July 23, 2020 at 7:22
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      Hello Ian,
      thanks for your message. I will forward your message to our customer service. They will help you asap.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • August 3, 2020 at 10:49
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    How many and what types hinges you would recommend for ceramic panel door (width 600 mm and height 710 mm) either 6 mm (weight about 6 kg) or 12 mm (12 kg) thick? 6 mm ceramic panel would probably need an additional MDF-panel backing to which ceramic panel is glued.

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    • August 10, 2020 at 18:44
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      Hi Ville,
      due to the height-to-width ratio of the door I would recommend you use 4 hinges and place two hinges directly next to each other on top of the door for optimal stability.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • August 3, 2020 at 12:45
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    Hi, I would like to make up a bathroom ‘medicine’ cabinet using an existing pre-bought mirror as the door.
    It is metal frame, backed with 5mm MDF. 900mm h x 600mm w and weighing 10kg.
    With your experience is this possible and which hinges would be best for the project? Thank you in advance.

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    • August 10, 2020 at 18:56
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      Hi Vanessa,

      according to the description I think it will be a challenge to fix a hinge boss to this kind of cabinet front. Most probably, you would have to add a thicker panel behind the existing 5mm MDF, or even replace it.
      If you like, send us some detailed pictures of this mirror construction, including all measurements, and send it to your personal Blum representative found here: http://www.blum.com/contact
      That way, we can have a better look at the situation.

      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • November 8, 2020 at 2:49
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    Hi we have a wardrobe door that is 3000mm x 675mm x 32mm that weighs approximately 47kgs. The door is full overlay. What hinge would recommend and how many. Thanks for your help.

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    • November 9, 2020 at 14:08
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      Hi Tony,
      thank you for your message.
      Unfortunately, this application can not be solved with Blum hinges.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • November 29, 2020 at 16:33
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    Hi

    We are trying to install 2 different casement glass door with thin aluminum frame profile
    1) Height 2700mm x Width 500mm x 18mm
    2) Height 2700mm x Width 750mm x 18mm

    Please let us know which type of hinge should we use and how many hinges is needed for each?

    Best Regards
    Edwin

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    • November 30, 2020 at 11:51
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      Hi Edwin,
      I tried to calculate the estimated weight of your 1st application (2700x500x18) and it was ca. 16kg (I used glass thickness of 4mm and the thicker the glass, the heavier the door will be). As the door is significantly tall, 5 hinges would be my recommendation.
      If your door is heavier, please let us know the estimated weight of the first application and we can check if the recommendation is still valid.
      For your 2nd application the width of 750mm does not allow us to give you any recommendation. Our tests are limited to a max. front width of 650mm. However, placing an additional hinge next to the one on the very top of the door might give additional stability and could allow for such a construction to work. Please create a trial application in this case.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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      • December 1, 2020 at 17:54
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        Hi Mathias

        Both the door are of 6mm glass. Ok?

        Regards
        Edwin

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        • December 2, 2020 at 7:29
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          Hi Edwin,
          for the 1st application, this would result in an estimated front weight of 21.4kg + weight of the handle. As the door is quite tall, I would add another hinge for a total of 6.
          The 2nd application would be more than 30kg, the door is significantly wider than what we have tested and the extra weight combined with the width of the door might cause additional sagging of the front.
          Personally, I would like to advise you against this application. The minimum of hinges would be 8 or even more but as we have not tested this door width an estimation of the long term “lever” effects can not be made.

          Best regards
          Matthias

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  • December 5, 2020 at 17:23
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    I am asking about kitchen cabinets leaf what is the max load for blum hinge for kitchen

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    • December 7, 2020 at 16:06
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      Dear Mohamed,
      would you be so kind and specify your question a little bit?
      In this blog article, we mention door heights and weight ranges which can be covered with a certain amount of hinges. Accordingly, it would be very interesting what you mean by the maximum load for a Blum hinge.
      Anyway, I have forwarded your request to our representative in your area. That way it will be easier to discuss your special usecase and give you the best recommendation.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • January 25, 2021 at 22:14
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    Hi I’m making wardrobes and the doors with be 2350×700 with 4mm glass would you recommend 6 hinges and longer screws ? Cheers

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    • January 26, 2021 at 6:45
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      Hi Frankie,
      as we don’t know the exact weight of the door it is impossible to give an accurate recommendation and door widths of 700mm haven’t been tested. We will forward your request to our UK customer service and they will help you.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • January 27, 2021 at 1:24
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    Hi,
    I am planning to install frameless glass cabinet doors. The dimension is 300 x 1900 with glass thickness of 8 mm. Thus the estimated weight is about 11 kg.
    I am planning to use the the hinge with the Webcode DQDP5A (as per Blum Manual).

    Is that type of hinge appropriate for the frameless glass door?
    How many hinges would I need to make it work?

    Thanks
    Armand

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    • January 27, 2021 at 7:17
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      Hi Armand,
      the hinge you mentioned is only suitable for a max. door thickness of 7mm. The CRISTALLO hinge with webcode DQDN1A would be suitable for a max. door thickness of 8mm.
      As the door is fairly tall, I would recommend 4 hinges.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 9, 2021 at 13:22
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    Hello
    I am replacing 3 MDF doors with heavier oak paneled doors on a built in wardrobe, I would like them to open 90° and to be soft close and push to open. Which model hinge do I use and how many does each door require? Do I use a separate unit for the push to open? Dimensions are:
    1200 X 595 12.3kg
    2010 X 595 16.7kg
    2120 X 595 17.6kg
    Kind regards
    Robert

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    • February 9, 2021 at 16:33
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      Hi Robert,

      thank you for your question.
      As far as the number of hinges is concerned, I can say that for the 12.3 and 16.7 kg door, 4 hinges would be sufficient. And for the 17.6kg door, please add another hinge for a total of 5.
      There is no hinge that provides the exact opening angle of 90°. So either it would be more, or less than 90°. If more than 90° is okay, would you like the door to have zero protrusion (no overlay inside the cabinet when opened at 90°)? Another necessary info would be the thickness of the door, as not all hinges support all door thicknesses.
      And last but not least: If you use TIP-ON, I would recommend you use an unsprung hinge whereas a hinge with a damper (BLUMOTION) is sprung. For most applications we provide both options.
      Accordingly, if you were so kind and provide the additional information, I’d be happy to give you a proper recommendation ?

      If you would like to speak to a technical support specialist from the UK directly, feel free to get in touch with our representative office. The contact info is found here: http://www.blum.com/contact

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 14, 2021 at 23:55
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    Hi, we have a kitchen fitted with cabinets that have Blum hinges. The cabinet doors measure 59.5cm by 71.2cm with a depth of 1.9cm. They are made of a plasterboard type material clad in zinc metal, and they weigh approximately 10kg. They have been fitted with two Blum hinges per door. Three of the cabinets are high up and one fell completely off recently, having been fitted towards the end of 2017.-‘other of the high cabinets has begun to sag.
    Is three hinges sufficient to support doors of this weight and of these measurements and would you recommend the doors be fitted with an additional hinge?
    Thank you

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    • February 15, 2021 at 9:30
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      Hi Julia,

      for a weight of 10kg, a minimum of 3 hinges is required. However, the height-to-width ratio of this door might require another hinge to avoid sagging and optimise the dampening behaviour.
      Personally, I’d use 4 hinges, two on the top and two on the bottom of the door. That way, you can best adjust the dampening behaviour according to your preferences and can be sure, that there will be no longterm effects of this heavy but actually small in size door.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 15, 2021 at 13:35
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    Hi Matthias
    Thanks for your reply of 9th February. The new doors are 21mm thick. Following your advice I will go with the unsprung hinge and TIP-ON as I don’t want to fit handles. Regarding opening I quoted 90° but just want a standard opening as per a kitchen unit door (I don’t understand what no overlay inside the cabinet means)
    Once again many thanks
    Robert

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    • February 15, 2021 at 15:00
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      Hi Robert,

      thanks for the additional info about the door dimensions and the desired application of the fittings.
      21mm will work perfectly with an unsprung standard CLIP TOP hinge, which opens 110° and is widely available with Blum fittings distributors.
      Please combine the hinge with a TIP-ON magnet (not bumper) version, which works best in my opinion.

      A list of Blum distributors in the UK is found here:
      https://www.blum.com/gb/en/contact/distributor-addresses/

      To answer your question about the zero-protrusion hinge (no overlay inside the cabinet). It would mean that it is still possible to open inner drawers, when the door is open, like e.g. with a SPACE TOWER.
      https://www.blum.com/gb/en/ideas/cabinet-solutions-5grid/space-tower/
      I wanted to check that first so as to give you the proper recommendations. However, it seems that this is not the type of hinge application you were looking for ?

      Hope I was able to help, and otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 16, 2021 at 12:26
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    Hi Matthias
    Great help! Many thanks will now proceed with sourcing hinges and get the doors fixed.
    (They have been waiting for over a year!!)
    Again many thanks
    Robert

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    • February 16, 2021 at 12:49
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      Hi Robert,

      you’re most welcome ? I am glad I was able to help ?

      Greets from Lake Constance
      Matthias

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  • February 21, 2021 at 15:16
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    Hi Mathias,

    Similarly to another recent post, could you confirm whether 4 hinges would be adequate for a 10kg door 120cm high by 52 cm wide and 31mm thick?

    Secondly, I’d like your help with hinge model/codes. Is there a clip on that could achieve as wide overlay as possible for that thickness? I can adjust the frame thickness to suit.

    Kind regards,
    Michael

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    • February 22, 2021 at 7:38
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      Hi Michael,

      3 hinges would be sufficient for your application.
      For your second question it would be interesting to know more about the cabinet design. Reading “frame thickness” I suspect you use the face frame construction type for your cabinet?
      Or is it a panel design? Would you be so kind and provide this additional info so that I can give you a qualified recommendation?

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 22, 2021 at 13:20
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    Hi Mathias,

    Thank you for the prompt response.

    The custom cabinet is in a corner and the door will open flat to the wall. There will be a piece of wood fixed to the wall to take the hinges. The frame thickness refers to that piece, which can be as thick as necessary so that, with the appropriate hinge, :
    a. when the door is closed, full overlay is achieved (door almost touching the wall), and
    b. the door does not catch / scrape the wall. The door can be chamfered, heavily if necessary.

    It’d be great to know which hinge and frame thickness would be better to solve this, for example,
    31mm ‘frame with ‘thick-frame’ hinge or 18mm ‘frame’ with 1/2 (half) overlay hinge? ANother combination?

    Kind regards,
    Michael

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    • February 24, 2021 at 8:08
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      Hi Michael,
      it depends on if your focus is more on the smallest gap possible between wall and closed door (making the 125° hinge the perfect solution as it allows for a minimum gap of zero, even if the overlay is 31 or more) or the thinnest side panel possible with a potential minimum gap of 3 mm which would also make the “Profile / thick door hinge” work. There the minimum gap is 3mm and the side panel thickness would be 21mm or, if you use a mounting plate distance of 3mm, the min. side panel thickness would be reduced to 18mm.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 23, 2021 at 14:23
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    I’m building a door for a tilt out hamper. Hinges will be at the bottom. The door weighs 15 lb and I’m estimating another 15 lb for the loaded hamper. How many hinges will I need to support the weight?

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    • February 24, 2021 at 7:11
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      Hi Kirby,
      as our hinges are tested for cabinet doors and our testing does not cover this kind of special hinge application, I am sorry to announce that we can not give you any recommendation in this case.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • February 23, 2021 at 16:29
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    Hi Matthias,

    I have a cabinet with doors that are 3654 high by 372 wide. They will be 19mm MDF core with plastic laminate to both faces and all edges.

    How many hinges would I need on each door? I understand that they have to be evenly spread across the height of the door.

    Thanks
    Benn

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    • February 24, 2021 at 7:30
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      Hi Ben,
      for my calculation, I estimated MDF material with a density of 900kg/m3
      That would result in an overall door weight of 23.3kg, excluding a handle and the plastic laminate.
      According to this calculation, and the height of the door, I would recommend a total amount of 6 hinges.
      Please consider that if the door weight exceeds the above by far, a new assessment of the situation would have to be made.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • March 13, 2021 at 13:18
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    I am looking to hang a concealed mirror door using the soft close 110 degree hinges. The door is 34”x96” weighing 90#. How many hinges do you recommend and the spacing?

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    • March 15, 2021 at 6:51
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      Dear Mike,

      unfortunately, the door width and weight exceed the limits for what we have tested our hinges by far. Accordingly, I can not give you any recommendation with good conscience.
      Please be so kind and find hinges made especially for such heavy and wide doors.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • March 15, 2021 at 6:48
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    Hi, I’m designing a kitchen cabinet and have some questions regarding the hinges. the door dimension is 1500 H x 550mm W x 30mm thick. What’s the maximum thickness for the door with Blum hinges. and regarding the carcass, does it have to be 1:1 thickness to the door thickness (example : door thickness 30mm, the carcass 30mm) whether its a inset, overlay or half overlay. Thank you

    Best Regards,
    Gari

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    • March 15, 2021 at 8:05
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      Dear Gari,
      we offer a wide range of hinges for all types of applications, whether it might be thick fronts or large overlays (for thick cabinet sides), or even both special applications at the same time.
      Door thicknesses of 30mm can be covered either by the 125° (ArtNr. 71B7550D) or 155° (ArtNr. 71B7550) hinge, with a maximum cabinet side thickness of 19mm, or with the “thick door hinge” (71B9550) which covers 30mm of door thickness as well.
      Still, I have forwarded your request to our customer service in Indonesia. To my mind it would be best if they consulted you directly and help you with the decision for the proper hinge – especially with what’s available in Indo.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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      • March 22, 2021 at 10:42
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        Dear Matthias,

        Thank you for the information. Much appreciated.

        Best regards,
        Gari

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  • March 25, 2021 at 0:40
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    Hi,
    I have wardrobe doors with dimensions 2350mm X 540mm X 25mm (18kg). How many hinges would you recommend per door?
    Thanks.

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    • March 25, 2021 at 7:49
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      Hi Matt,

      5 hinges will work.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • April 1, 2021 at 19:05
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    Hello,
    I would like to use your hinges for a rarely opened panel in some bathroom joinery behind which there is a concealed toilet cistern.
    The panel is MDF, weighs about 7.5 kg, and is 70 cm tall by 78 cm wide.
    I realise that your hinges are not tested for this width, and that the height to width ration is a problem.
    However, as the panel will be rarely opened, can you suggest a hinge configuration that would be satisfactory?
    Thanks,
    Ge

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    • April 2, 2021 at 5:42
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      Hello Ge,
      according to the description I think it will be a challenge to find a hinge to this kind of cabinet front.
      If you like, send us some detailed pictures of this construction, including all measurements, and send it to your personal Blum representative found here: http://www.blum.com/contact
      That way, we can have a better look at the situation.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • April 2, 2021 at 11:07
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    Hi,

    I was wondering how many of the 71B7550 hinges I would require for the following doors. (25mm thick, H2350mm, W540mm weight 18kg).

    I have got a sample of a 71B7550 hinge and they are much more substantial than a standard concealed hinge so I am wondering if I require 4 or 5 hinges per door?

    Thanks for your help.

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    • April 2, 2021 at 18:22
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      Hi Matt,

      the 71B7550 hinges indeed look more massive than a standard conceiled hinge. This is because they have different pivoting points to provide zero protrusion for inner drawers and also a variety of door applications for expanded front overlay, among others, as well as a wide opening angle. Because of this specific design, they underly the same weight/height/width recommendations for standard hinges. Accordingly, 5 hinges would be the proper amount of hinges for your door.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • May 19, 2021 at 20:36
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    Hi

    I would like to hang a single glass door, for a cabinet, 6mm toughened glass 910mm height by 830mm wide. How many hinges would I need.

    I am using the cristallo hinges with footplates UV bonded to the glass. Was planning on 3 hinges. By my calculation and the geld of doctor google calculator the glass will weigh 11,3kg.

    Thanks in advance

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    • May 20, 2021 at 6:25
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      Hi Frikkie,

      I would like to point out that our hinges have not been tested for such a door width and we would highly recommend a double door application instead. In addition, the height-to-width ratio compromises stability as well.
      If you really insist on creating a 830mm wide glass door please use at least 4 hinges. Putting two hinges close to each other on the top for extra stability is highly recommended.
      Please consider that this recommendation is without guarantee as this is anything but standard and has not been tested thoroughly by us 😀
      Perhaps, if you would be so kind and call my colleagues at Blum South Africa (https://www.blum.com/za/en/), they could maybe give you their 2nd opinion on this topic.

      Kind regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • May 21, 2021 at 23:08
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    I’m building a metal door 77” tall and 66” wide. There will be a cut out for a TV opening that is 57” tall by 37” wide. This opening is primarily in the bottom half so the top of the door will carry most of the weight.. The total weight of the door will be somewhere around 100 lbs. It will be flush with the cabinets that surround it on all sides, so I’m looking for an inset/articulating hinge that can carry this weight. What would you recommend? How many? And how would you place them?

    Thanks.

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    • May 25, 2021 at 5:46
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      Hi Dave,

      thanks for your question. The inset application would not be a problem, but unfortunately the door weight and width exceed by far what our hinges are tested for.
      Perhaps it would be possible if you use a truckload of hinges, but to be honest it will be much more reliable and cost efficient to use heavy duty hinges by some other manufacturer.
      I am deeply sorry that I have no better news for you.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • July 2, 2021 at 10:33
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    Hi,
    I have a double door cupboard and it has 32mm thick doors. I will be using a overlay profile hinge clip top blumotion.
    For reference the cupboard overall size is 811x2420mm and my door size are 404x2370mm. I will be using 5 hinge on either side.

    My question is for these 32mm thick door is 3mm gap inbetween the door enough or is there a minimum door gap between the doors required to avoid binding?

    thanks.

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    • July 5, 2021 at 5:36
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      Hi Jat,
      thank you for your message. One of our technical specialists will get in touch directly to troubleshoot the issue.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • July 15, 2021 at 13:04
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    Hi,

    I’ll be grateful for your advise on my project.

    I’m currently looking for door hinges for a handmade wardrobe, where the doors size is 2300x400mm and not sure about the weight but are very light, I’ll say less than 5kg.

    Could you please advise the number of hinges to be used?

    Thank you!

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    • July 15, 2021 at 16:49
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      Hi Al,

      although a door weight of 5kg would only require 2 hinges, at least 3 hinges are adviseable for extra stability of this tall door. The BLUMOTION can be deactivated in case the dampening is too strong, so that won’t be an issue.
      Good luck with your project and best regards
      Matthias

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