h16 instructions
H16 Hinges

- Installation Instructions -

Before operating any H16 hinge it must be properly assembled and lubricated using a high temperature, preferably water resistant, grease by using the grease nipple provided.    A H16 hinge has been properly lubricated when a small amount of lubricating grease emerges at the bearing line of the hinge.

Before commencing the installation of the H16 please read the whole of these instructions and ensure that any welding can be completed safely.

Each H16 hinge must be installed with the grease nipple uppermost .


1.  Standard H16 hinges are not handed and may be installed between a hanging stile and hanging post or to the face of a hanging stile or hanging post.

Note:    As supplied the 5/16” stainless steel pivot axle of an H16 hinge is removable to enable the hinge to be welded to a gate prior to galvanizing (for example) – in which case such coating material and debris must be excluded from all hinge cavities and bearing surfaces.


2.   Position each H16 hinge so that all are in the same alignment and accurately mark the positions of all flaps (and clamp the flaps in position).


3.   H16 flaps may be drilled for fastening to a door or gate with 2 x M6 high tensile fasteners per flap or welded to the hanging post or jamb and and/or the gate or door respectively.


4.   Tack weld or securely clamp all hinges into position.


5.   Check the swing of the door or gate and ensure that sufficient operating clearances are available and that each hinge operates without binding and all hinges carry an equal load.


6.   Adjust the position(s) of the hinge(s) as necessary and repeat step 5.


7.    When all necessary adjustments have been made, fully weld each hinge flap or complete installation of the M6 high tensile fasteners.

Note:    H16 hinge flaps are designed to enable a continuous weld along the edge of each flap - welding must only be applied to the flaps and to no other part of a hinge.


8.   Disassemble the hinges and apply a thin coat of grease to its stainless steel pivot axle, reassemble the hinges and re-check proper operation of each hinge.

Note:      To assist hanging of the door or gate, position one (or more) pivot axles “ahead” of the other(s).


9.   Before operating the door or gate to which the H16 hinges are installed, fully grease each hinge by means of their respective grease nipples.


Modifications to this product and/or installation other than as described above will void all warranties and/or guarantees relating to this product.