06:15AM | 02/19/07
Member Since: 02/18/07
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I recently ordered double doors; RH active and LH inactive. I dont know if I got the right door. How do you tell a left hand from a right hand door?


05:01AM | 02/20/07
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
Different manufactures define right hand and left hand in different ways, so you'll need to check with the manufacturer or their website. Many manufacturers define their door hinge side as viewed from the outside, so a "RH active and LH inactive" as you stated it would mean when viewed from the outside looking in, the left door is the door that does not normally open and the right door is the one that opens. Put another way, a right hand door means a right hinge door (when viewed from outside).

I've noticed that most window manufacturers define their hinge side (or right/left hand) as viewed from the outside. However, many door manufacturers that don't make windows define it as when viewed from the inside.


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