Check for proper alignment and swing. Next, install barrel nuts (through-bolts) to prevent malicious screw removal or break-in by removing the surface screws. Drill holes and insert the barrel nut body on the outside and tighten the screw head from the inside.
Tip: When replacing a pivot hinge on a standard 7-foot opening, use an 85” hinge instead of 83” so it will cover the pivot hinge hole left in the top of the frame.
Finally, attach the leaf covers to conceal the screw heads and barrel nuts. If necessary, back out the set-screws from the door leaf cover. Align the cover with the top of the hinge. Starting at the top, snap the cover into place. Tighten set-screws.
Tip: Use construction adhesive on the inside of the leaf covers for extra security.
Gain an extra source of profit
How much can you make on a job like this? In the example above, approximate costs are $97 for the hinge, $100 for the lock, $5 in screws and about two man-hours in labor. Add your mark-up on material and labor costs, your service call fee and any incidentals, and this kind of job can be very profitable. You'd have to open about a dozen car doors in the same amount of time to earn that much. So carry around two full-surface hinges, such as the SL57, in your truck and you'll be ready to earn extra profit.
Once you install a couple of geared continuous hinges, you'll see what techniques work best for you (See www.select-hinges.com/applications.htm for a step-by-step guide). Just pay strict attention to the included instructions so you don't void the warranty. In the case of SELECT, our Continuous Warranty™ means your customer will have a well-functioning door hinge for life. You'll have a customer for life, and likely many future job referrals.
We install a McKinney Continuous Geared Door Hinge onto a narrow stile aluminum glass door and aluminum frame.
Hinges. Do you sell them? Do you service them? Do you replace them? Many locksmiths service the leading edge of the door from top to bottom.