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Rixson 117 3/4" Offset Pivot Set

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Rixson 117 3/4" Offset Pivot Set
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Product Description:
Rixson Pivot Sets
117 3/4" Offset Pivot Set
Extra length pins and extended spindles available in extra order.
◊ Interior doors
◊ Weight to 300 lbs (Door size & weight guidelines are determined using the appropriate number of intermediate pivots)
◊ Door width up to 3'6"(1067mm)
◊ Handed


Pivot sets provide the best possible means of hanging a door. They are designed to work with the laws of physics to provide long-lasting performance and reliability.
The weight of the door is supported entirely by the bottom arm, which is directly connected to the pivot spindle. This hanging means provides several important advantages:
• Fasteners on the door and frame are in shear rather than tension (as with hinges) and are less likely to pull out overtime. This creates less stress on the frame assembly, prevents door sagging and allows the door to swing with less resistance from friction.
• A door supported in this manner relies on the strength of the floor to carry the weight, not the frame. This allows extremely heavy doors to be hung in an opening and allows door adjustment throughout the life of the building to compensate for settlement.


• Offset or center hung pivot sets are more attractive than alternative door hanging devices.
• Full floor-to-ceiling concealment is offered for center hung doors providing almost unlimited design flexibility.
• Extended spindles available to raise door above finished floor for complete concealment.
• Specification of heavy panels for door face with standard offset pivot preparation is available.
• Doors up to 1,750 pounds are accommodated, allowing all standard and heavy doors in a building to be hung by same hanging means.


• Full weight of door is borne by floor pivot, providing long pivot life and trouble-free operation.
• Screws are in shear in pivot-set installations and are less likely to pull out from tension–eliminates sagging doors.
• Vertical adjustment provides for field modifications to suit conditions

Safety & Security

• Models are available for labeled fire and lead-lined doors.
• Doors cannot be removed by vandals.
• Virtually concealed, pivots are not abuse or vandal prone.
• All offset pivots shall be UL10C compliant.


• Pivots provide longer life and more trouble-free operation than other door hanging means.
• Door and frame life is lengthened.

Suggested Specification

All pivots and/or pivot sets shall be the product of one manufacturer. Sets as noted in hardware groups shall be matching in design for both labeled fire doors, lead-lined doors and regular doors. Pivots for 20-minute fire doors shall be non-ferrous and match the finish of adjacent hardware. All pivot sets are required to meet ANSI grade one standard as listed in ANSI 156.4. Caps shall be hex type to increase security.

Product Description & Features

• Standard top pivot 180 included
• 119 (order separately); see page 131
• Bottom pivot mortised into floor
• Available for fire door assemblies up to three hours–specify F117. Intermediate pivot required by UL. Specify FM19, (order separately), see page 131
• For 20-minute label suffix –20
• Doors over 60"(1524mm) require the use of one intermediate pivot. Every additional 30"(762mm) of door height warrants another intermediate pivot
• 3/4"(19mm) offset (measured from centerline of pivot to face of door)
• Door edges must be beveled 1/8" in 2"
• Furnished with wood and machine screws
• Extended spindles available in 1/2"(13mm) increments up to 2"(51mm)
• Doors will swing 180°, trim permitting

Technical Information

Questions and Answers
Q: what about a sill
A: What is the specific question please?

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Q: Hello, This is Justin at [removed]. I am trying to figure out what type of door closer I need for an interior door 3-0 x 8-0. The door swings 180 with a Rixson 117 Hinge. This is an existing door so we would like surface mount if possible.
A: The Yale 4400 Full Cover Heavy Duty Regular Arm Door Closer would make a very good option for a surface mounted door closer when a door is hung with a Rixson 117 pivot set.

We have a video of the Yale 4400 door closer posted here for your review:

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Q: Hello Rich, John & Team: Thank you very much for your informative Youtube videos on pivot hinge hardware -- I’ve found them to be very helpful. I was hoping that you may be able to help me with a question on the Rixson offset hinges. I’ve got a project that calls for offset pivot hinges for two relatively light-duty residential doors (one “hidden” bathroom door and another “hidden” closet door). The doors weigh approximately 135 lbs., and measure 26” wide x 90” tall x 1.75” thick. I am planning to add some relatively thin 3/8” cladding (wooden rails to simulate paneling) to one of the doors (already included in the weight calculation). The trim surrounding the door will also have the same 3/8” thick cladding, such that the surface of the door and surrounding trim will be relatively flush. I know that that the Rixson 117 pivot with the 1-1/2” offset will work in this application, but it also appears to me that the ¾” offset model may also work because the cladding is only 3/8” thick. Based on your experience and expertise, is it possible to use the Model 117 ¾” offset pivot hinge with thin cladding on the door and surrounding trim – such as 3/8” cladding? Based on the drawings that I’ve reviewed, there appears to be clearance for this to work, but maybe I’m missing something! I don’t really need these doors to open 180 degrees, but even that would seem to be possible with the thin cladding. Many thanks for any assistance or guidance you can provide! Best regards, Tom S
A: Tom you've already thought this through so well that if you really do not need your doors to go beyond 90° I see no reason at all why the standard 3/4" offset would not work for your application.

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Q: Thank you very much for your quick response! One other quick question – I see that Ives and Dorma make similar offset pivot hinge sets in both ¾” and 1-1/2” offsets. Is there any advantage to one brand over the other or other difference in quality? Based on what I can see online, there are some minor differences in the shapes of the “knuckles”, but they all seem to be fairly heavy duty, with the Rixson being the most expensive of the group. Thanks again!
A: First they're all excellent pivots but yes you're correct there is a tire cost for the Rixson product. Perhaps that's because the name is literally synonymous with the product group.

for my money I would use only the ABH 0117 3/4" Offset Pivot Set As seen here:

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I think of you will notice a striking similarity in the part number and also when you review all of the technical documents you'll probably notice that they are incredibly similar.

Dollar-for-dollar the ABH would be my personal choice.

Q: Fantastic – thank you! Two more questions for you:

  • I know that intermediate pivots are generally “recommended” for taller doors. In my case, using an intermediate pivot may spoil the illusion of the “hidden door” to a degree, as the intermediate “knuckle” will be more in the sightlines than the upper and lower knuckles. For a door with limited use (like a bathroom or closet door that won’t even be used daily), do you think I can get away without using an intermediate pivot on a 90” tall door? The stiles and rails on the door are engineered LVL so it will be fairly sturdy.

  • Would it be possible to get a split finish set for the ABH or Rixson pivot, such that the lower arm knuckle and plate are Oil Rubbed Bronze, while the top arm knuckle is Satin Chrome/Stainless?
  • A: Intermediate pivots are not just recommended, they are technically required. 1 or 2 doors out of ten are warped to a certain degree and if you skip the use of them, and you have a warped condition, the door manufacturer will not agree to any warranty claim. For a 90" tall door, two intermediates would be the "rule". Sure, lots of people do not install them and have zero trouble, but my advice needs to be industry correct. The ABH intermediate would be the ABH 019 3/4" Intermediate Pivot as seen here:

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    If you re unsure, have you considered using Soss hinges?

    Sure you can split finish order the pivots, although it would be charged at the high of the two costs.

    Q: Much appreciated – thank you! I have taken a look at the Tectus and Soss hinges, but given some local framing conditions, I’d rather the weight of the door be carried mostly by the floor as opposed to the door frame.
    A: Cannot agree more.

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    Q: what if I have an arch on the door too?
    A: An arch at the top of the door is pretty easy to solve meaning you're simply going to use load-bearing intermediate pivots all the way up to the top of the door where the arch begins.

    The load-bearing intermediate pivot I would use would be the Rixson M190 Intermediate Pivot As seen here:

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    You will want to order the Rixson 117 3/4" Offset Pivot Set By adding the suffix “LTP” which stands for “Less Top Pivot” as there will be a slight deduct in cost when you do not require and therefore are not purchasing the top pivot.

    Q: Have Rixson 117 hinges metal door swings out to left one to right facing out is that reverse hinge?
    A: I do not fully understand the question however our handing chart can be reviewed here:

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    Q: Looking for 4 sets of Rixon 117 offset pivot hinges w/ ¾” extended bottom spindles. 2 LH & 2 RH.
    A: For the 117 the spindle can be ordered in 1/2" increments up to and including 2". How to proceed?

    Please see the 146th page of the .pdf here:

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    Q: From shoulder to top ( Without top pin) I am at 7/8” We are going to bore the spindle into a stone top. No bottom plate. I was hoping you had 4 spindles in stock.
    A: Unfortunately the bottom spindles are not modular like the Dorma platform is and I imagine you have Rixson 117 already on hand?

    What if I could get my hands on the

    OP440 x 7471K x [spindle Height] x 622 - Dorma

    as seen on the 483rd page of the .pdf as seen here:

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