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pivot doors

Posted by Archie Ferguson at October 26. 2005

I'm interested in having a wooden pivot enty door on a new house I'm building in north western New Jersey. Does anyone have any information or knowledge about their weather resistance etc? The only place I've ever seen them in a residential enviroment is on the silver screen on some fabulous California house and in magazines, and the only place I've them in the flesh is in a comercial environment. What kind, or how do they seal given the nature of their functioning? They don't really seem to have much of a weather proof seal when I've seen them. I've found a place on line (thanks to MM+M) where one can get the hardware to make your own, but does anyone know of a supplier of ready made wooden ones?

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Posted by Tim Troxler at October 27. 2005

Have you tried Mega Wood? They're right in Union, and they make this type of door along with beautiful, albeit expensive, wondows. I get the sense that cost isn't a major factor for you.

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Posted by Jeff Kalm at October 27. 2005

archie,
what is the location you have to get the hardware to make your own? i have been kind of looking around for this stuff for my remodel of my basement. any informations any one has would be great.

thanks,
Jeff

Re: pivot doors

Posted by Karen Pittman at October 27. 2005

Dorma makes a range of pivot hinges:

http://www.dorma-usa.com/usa/front_content.php?idcat=59lang=28client=1

then click on 9. Pivots.

Rixson also makes them. You might need to contact a local supplier of commercial doors and hardware to get the right parts, as some of these companies don't have much of a web presence.

If, by pivot door, you are thinking of a door that rotates along its center vertical axis, to open up on both left and right, then you want a center hung pivot hinge like Dorma's model 8062 (top portion) and 7421 7471 (bottom arm and floor bearing). Some pivot hinges are offset.

-KP

Re: pivot doors

Posted by Archie Ferguson at November 01. 2005

jeff,
as is mentioned in a later reply, www.dorma.com, and rixsom.com.

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Posted by JB at November 02. 2005

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Posted by Brandon J. Gore at November 02. 2005

I had one custom welded for my studio. We used poly carbonate as the primary door skin, but one could easily spec wood. I hired a very talented welder who fabricated the door in such a way that when it closed it is fairly well sealed. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will give you his number.

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Posted by David Fuentes at September 11. 2009

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Posted by David Fuentes at September 11. 2009

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Posted by Archibald john at May 09. 2012

It looks very nice..

I like this design and interior very much...

 

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