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Swinging Bifold Doors ????

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I have a laundry room/pantry and would like to put some type of swinging door to make it easier to enter with hands full, so I thought of swinging doors but don't want a solid one door, or the typical saloon look door so I thought about using swing hinges on a bifold doors. Seems easy enough. but just wanted to ask if anyone has ever done this? And if so ,how did it turn out? Thanks

Are you saying that you want (post #182506, reply #1 of 3)

Are you saying that you want the door to bifold, then swing back against the wall?

Check out Johnson Hardware in Indiana, they have an app for that.

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no I would like them to swing (post #182506, reply #2 of 3)

no I would like them to swing like a saloon door but don't want the saloon door look, I was looking at bifold doors and the hinges that they come with are easily taken off, so when you walk through the swinging doors they will swing both ways, easy if your hands are full, instead of putting down whatever you have to open a door with a knob. Make sense? Could this be done?

Cafe hinges rely on a cam (post #182506, reply #3 of 3)

Cafe hinges rely on a cam that zero's out when both are in the closed position. I guess they can be had for a heavier full size door panel, don't know-never needed any.

Double action hinges that rely on a spring to close (zero out) are available (Bommer Hinge co.)

Then there's dual barrell hinges that go both ways. A movable pin is how you adjust the tension. Don't know the brand, but the double action hinges also-just way cheaper.

As far as bifold hardware working? sure-no way to zero them out (closed) unless you use say a bullet catch on the top.

I'd go with the Johnson 1700 bifold hardware-they hang from the jamb, no floor mount and way more likely to stay and not fall off.
Best of luck.

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