Routing Template For Concealed Hinges
Specifications & DimensionsRouting template for Tectus® hinges and Bartels Hinges
One template per Model is needed to route all your frames.
Please choose the Hinge in the drop down-list above
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What is a backset?
The backset is the dimension of the latch from the edge of the door to the center line of the lever. With all US lever sets, you must have a latch which is the component that allows your door to close and stay closed. We offer 2 different backset dimensions.
- 2 3/8” backset = The standard dimension for most residential interior and exterior applications.
- 2 3/4” backset = More typical for a commercial application, but is occasionally used for residential applications.
What is a strike plate?
The strike plate is the metal receiver that is mounted on jamb side, and receives the latch to keep the door in the closed position. We offer 2 different types of strike plates.
- T – Strike = The standard strike seen in most residential interior and exterior applications.
- Lip Strike = More typical for a commercial application, but is occasionally used for residential applications.
What is a 3 piece rosette?
Our modern lever sets and deadbolts have a 3 piece rosette technology. We use a steel (not plastic!) sub rosette and the outer rosette screws on (not a clip on!) ensuring a precise grip to the door without any visible screws or holes.
- Piece 1: Sub Rosette = The steel sub rosette has an easy assembly base and uses male/female fixing bolts to ensure a robust bolt through connection.
- Piece 2: Inner Rosette = The inner rosette is a spring loaded plate which holds the lever for quick assembly. The modular design accommodates all lever shapes and ensures the fittings are aligned correctly.
- Piece 3: Outer Rosette = The threaded outer rosette is screwed over the whole assembly offering a secure, safe and precise fitting. The rosette can be unscrewed when required but will not work loose in normal use.
A US size lever set vs a European size lever set
SDH.com offers two types of modern door lever sets. The standard US size, and the European size.
- Standard US size lever set: The standard US lever sets use a 2 5/8” diameter rosette size, with a 2 1/8” bore (or routing on the door). If you are replacing your levers, this would be the typical application.
- European size lever set: This application is typically used in situations where your door is brand new, and has not been pre drilled for a US size rosette. The European size rosette is smaller at 2 1/16” in diameter, and has 3 borings---1 center bore at 1” diameter, and 2 bores on either side of the center bore at ¼” diameter each. The European rosette is much smaller than the US size, and gives a minimal and modern design to the door face.
What is a magnetic mortise box?
First of all what is a mortise? A mortise is the European version of a latch. It is a much heavier duty latch box that is routed into the edge of the door which allows for greater durability and a one of a kind visual design. The magnetic mortise box is an upgrade to the standard mortise, which allows you to have a smoother close, and there is no need for a visible strike plate at the edge of the jamb. This application is perfect for flush doors with concealed hinges and can only be used when the door is brand new and has not been pre drilled for a US latch. The typical US application uses a latch on the edge of the door which allows the door to close to the jamb and stay closed.
How do I clean my stainless steel modern levers?
We always say that if you clean your levers, (just like cleaning your car) you can prolong the finish and the life of the lever for as long as you own your home. We only use high quality stainless steel for our levers. SDH.com recommends using stainless steel cleaner at least once a month to take off any residue that may accumulate on the levers. SDH.com offers stainless steel cleaner. If you do not have any stainless steel cleaner, use hot soapy water. Please NEVER use any harsh chemicals, chlorine, bleach etc… Harsh chemicals will ruin stainless steel almost immediately.
What do the terms Passage (PAS), Privacy (PRI), and Dummy (DUM) mean?
- Passage = The function of the lever when there is no need to lock the door. Ex: AC closet, pantry, laundry room etc… The passage lever is only used for pass through applications.
- Privacy = The function of the lever when you need to lock the door. Ex: Bathroom, bedroom, office etc… The privacy function comes with a push pin on the rosette to lock the lever, and the outside of the rosette has an open hole for emergency access.
- Dummy = The function for the lever when there is no need for a latch. Ex: inactive door for double doors, closet etc… The dummy lever does not have any function, and is used only as a pull application.
How to determine the handing for modern lever, handle, and knob sets?
All of our modern door levers, handles, and knobs are reversible. You do not have to specify right or left when choosing between a passage (PAS), privacy (PRI), or dummy (DUM) set. The key component is the latch which has a rotating head to allow for a right or left hinged application.
How to determine the handing for front entry sets?
It is important to specify the handing for front entry sets or levers on a plate. There are visible screws from one side of the plate and that plate must be on the inside of the home for security purposes.
What are the different ways to mount pull bar handles?
- EZ 1060 = Back to back mounting for wood, metal or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) doors. This mounting includes through bolts that will connect each pull from both sides of the door to give it a tight and secure fitting.
- EZ 1061 = Back to back mounting for glass doors. This mounting includes through bolts that will connect each pull from both sides of the door to give it a tight and secure fitting.
- EZ 1062 = One sided mounting with a cap on the back side for glass doors. This mounting is great for applications where you only want to have a pull on one side of the glass door, and it will stay tight and secure with the flat mounting cap on the back side.
- EZ 1063 = One sided mounting with secret face application for wood doors. This mounting is great for applications where you want to have a pull on one side of the wood door, and have nothing showing on the other side of the door.
- EZ 1064 = One sided mounting with secret face application for PVC doors. This mounting is great for applications where you want to have a pull on one side of the PVC door, and have nothing showing on the other side of the door.
- EZ 1065 = One sided mounting with cap on the back side for wood doors. This mounting is great for applications where you only want to have a pull on one side of the wood door, and it will stay tight and secure with the flat mounting cap on the back side.
- EZ 1065 = One side mounting with no rosette on the back side. This mounting is engineered to have a minimal bolt through application. The back side of the door only has a screw, and no rosette to minimalize the look of the mounting screw.