rising butt hinge

rising hinge, rising butt hinge

A door hinge having a spiral groove winding about its knuckle, or having the joints of the knuckle oblique, so that when opened, the door is lifted and clears the carpet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For most doors, the standard butt hinge will be the obvious choice, but where you have luxurious carpet or, more importantly, where the floor is not level, you might want a rising butt hinge. These lift the door up off the carpet as it is opened.
If your door has rising butt hinges, lift the door off the hinge pins and smear petroleum jelly on to them.
Answer: Fit rising butt hinges designed to lift the door as it swings open.