Project Description

Waterson recently received a project request from Hiebsch Custom Homes (HCH). HCH has selected Waterson as one of the potential door hinge manufacturers for various types of single gates, including those with auto-close, electronic latch, and electronic latch auto-close features. These 316 stainless steel hinges are intended for installation in residential rooms.

The Fusion of Robustness and Design

Waterson 316 stainless steel hinges, effortlessly meet HCH’s specified material standards and weight-loading requirements. With a weight capacity of up to 150 lbs per 2 hinges, our durable and sturdy hinges are built to withstand heavy loads. Furthermore, Waterson hinges boast a range of elegantly refined finishes, including the distinguished Flat Black Finish (U19) chosen by HCH for its stylish appeal.

316 stainless steel grade

Interested in our 316 grade stainless steel hinges? Purchase now.

Meeting Special Requirement

Although the original specification requested the removal of the self-closing mechanism, we have considered other outstanding functions that our hinges can offer. For instance, our high-grade 316 stainless steel materials are corrosion-resistant and require low maintenance. While Waterson heavy duty exterior hinges are equipped with a self-closing mechanism by default, the speed control can be easily adjusted to tailor the door’s behavior, allowing it to function as either a hold-open or a self-closing unit based on specific needs.

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Q: Will 316 stainless steel rust?

A: 316 stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, but it’s not entirely rust-proof. While it can withstand many environments, 316 stainless steel can corrode in highly corrosive conditions, extremely high temperatures, or saltwater or seawater exposure. Proper maintenance, cleaning, and coating can help minimize the risk of corrosion and ensure its durability.

Q: Why is 316 more expensive than 304?

A: 316 stainless steel is more expensive than 304 due to the addition of molybdenum, which enhances corrosion resistance in chloride-containing environments. The increased cost is mainly due to the production process and the added value of molybdenum.

To understand more about the differences of 304 vs 316 stainless steel, click here.

stainless steel grade 316

Waterson 316 Stainless Steel Grades Hinges

Waterson Hinges combine an overhead hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door-stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features. 

Request For Information

Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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