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DIY dog door hinge

non-mortise hinge close up I first started using plain old hinges for the new plastic lattice dog doors.

These non-mortise hinges allow for a full swing in both directions. I'm not sure Lucy would notice, but the exit swing with a regular hinge stops sooner than the entrance side. This could be a factor with bigger dogs, but Lucy just scoots down to get through.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Where did you buy that hinge or what is it officially called?
Comment by Anonymous Sat Feb 20 06:31:53 2016
Anonymous --- These are called non-mortise hinges. We got ours at the local hardware store, but you can find them on Amazon.
Comment by anna Sat Feb 20 10:58:23 2016

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