Butler doors allow servers to carry items in and of a kitchen without turning a door handle or manually closing the door. To open the door, servers use kick plates at the bottom or push plates at handle height. The key component of hardwood and painted butler doors are double-action spring hinges that swing the door closed after it's opened in either direction. A butler door that's badly warped or split must be replaced. In most cases, if the door rubs on the jamb or the floor, it can be repaired by attending to the hinges. Open the door and secure it with a doorstop firmly wedged under the outer edge.
Bommer 7811 Horizontal Adjustable Spring Pivot | Saloon Door Hinges
Spring loaded door hinges close a door automatically for privacy and safety. They are often used on fire safety doors that need to remain closed. Occasionally you may need to temporarily disable or remove a hinge for replacement or repair. Many times, the top and bottom hinges on a door are normal hinges, and the center hinge has the spring loading feature. Use a great deal of caution when completing this process.
Mount the hinge leaves to the surface of the door and the frame. These hinges are easy to install because they don't require cutouts mortises. Hinge leaves fit into two cutouts mortises to mount flush with the door and frame.