Esthetically, these are outstanding architectural quality hinges and the detail and finishing are beautiful. I never tire looking at them. They have a threaded finial, top and bottom, and an internal pin which is only removable in one direction. Up. The steel used in the pins is pretty soft and the threaded brass finials even softer. The pins are very reluctant to remove, requiring a hammer and a 16D nail. The contractor hung the door and then removed it for finishing. It was a huge pain re-seating the pins, even after soaking them in oil. If you install the bottom finial first and thread it all the way, you'll know when the pins hit home. Great hinges, as long as your not planning to take your door off for painting every year...
I had two handy men over today and they installed this awning in two hours. There was a problem where the plastic covers for the top of the brackets would not stay on. An older review had the same issue - they just discarded the defective plastic parts, so we did the same. Hope it holds up without those. It looks fantastic, even on a Cape Cod traditional exterior it just works great.
I love these! We have three sets of french doors on our 1860's house and decided to use these for the top bolts. We put one on each door, so had to buy a total of 6 but they look great.
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