Vancouver Broken Spring Causes Multiple Hinges to Fail in Strathcona
Hinge that is heavily damaged. You can see that this hinge is heavily torn and requiring replacement.
You can see a closer view of this hinge that has been heavily torn to bits. There is a indication that shows the type of hinge. There is a L4 indication that will give you insight into what kind of hinge is in need of repair. The L stands for “Lightweight” This hinge is very weak and deserves a stronger version to be installed in it’s replacement.
The L4 hinge on the other side of the door that also requires replacement.
View of how bad the tearing on the hinge is. This hinge requires replacement
View of the spring that is damaged and will need to be replaced. This spring is a gold spring but even though that the spring still looks like it is not damaged it will need to be replaced.
Gold spring that is showing the damaged coil. This spring has a green spring as a partner. Both springs are needing to be replaced before the door is able to be operated.
Gold spring that broke without warning, this spring is a gold spring that is of the larger size for a residential spring. A common combination of spring size is a Gold / Green spring pair. Most springs are classified by a color marking. You can clearly see that this spring is a gold spring.
View of hinge that has been repaired. This hinge is 3X stronger then the installed hinges. This hinge as you can see has no “L” designation. This hinge will survive the next broken spring that interrupts the homeowner.
Heavy duty commercial grade hinge that is in replacement for the L4 Hinge that was all torn to bits.