Select Hinge SL21 HD 83" Clear Full Surface Hinge


The SL2183CLH Full Surface Geared Continuous Hinge is part of Select Hinges

Delivery: The Select Hinge SL21 HD 83" Clear Full Surface Hinge is factory-ordered, please allow 8-10 business days' lead time.




Select Hinges SL21 HD 83" Clear Full Surface Hinge

Swing-clear action. Tamper resistant, removable door leaf cover. 1/32" door inset. Standard barrel nuts accommodate 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" doors. Long barrel nuts available for 2" to 2-1/4" doors.

All SL21 geared continuous hinges are BHMA Grade 1 certified.

SELECT Hinge Performance

SELECT SL21 geared continuous hinges are listed and tested by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the Positive and Negative pressure requirements of UL10B and UL10C, and are in accordance with UBC 7.2 (1997). SELECT SL21 geared continuous hinges are for use on swinging single fire doors (max. door opening of 4'x10') or pairs of fire doors (max. door opening of 8'x10'), including double egress, installed in masonry or drywall. SELECT SL21 geared continuous hinges are rated for up to 1-1/2 hours for wood composite and wood core type fire doors. A special patented process can be added to increase the fire rating to 3 hours (NO FIRE PINS OR STUDS REQUIRED) for hollow metal or steel covered composite types doors.

A SELECT geared continuous hinge has been tested in accordance with ANSI 250.4-1994 test procedure and acceptance criteria for physical endurance for steel doors and hardware and has surpassed 25,000,000 cycles during testing by an independent laboratory. On a door cycling 400,000 times per year, a SELECT hinge will be performing for over 62 years.

SELECT geared continuous hinges are built to handle abuse from high-traffic applications. They are applied to the surface on the edge of the frame and door. No machining or reinforcement is required.

The revolutionary SELECT geared continuous hinge puts an end to costly and irritating hinge failure problems, the most common cause of entrance failure.

On conventional hinges, opening and "kick-back" energy concentrate on a few inches of fastened reinforcing plate - with the top hinge handling 100% of the force. Pinless SELECT hinges bond the door and frame into an integrated, sag-free unit. "Kick-back" energy dissipates along the entire length of the door and frame. (Compare this to a conventional hinge's 4-1/2" to 5" at the top of the door and frame).

SELECT geared continuous hinges eliminate the gap between the door and frame providing a weatherproof, rust-proof, tamper-proof barrier. When the door is closed, there are no accessible screws, bolt or pins.

Material: Extruded 6063 T6 aluminum alloy with self-lubricating polyester thrust bearings.
Lengths: 83", 85", 95", and 120" lengths standard for nominal door heights.
Finish: All SL57 hinges are stocked clear and Dark Bronze anodized aluminum.
Load Frequency Ratings: For 1-3/8" - 1-3/4" door standard; long barrel nuts available for 2" - 2-1/4" doors. 48" max. door width in 16 gauge hollow metal (min.) or 1/8" aluminum (min.).
Standard Duty (SD) - Tested per BHMA standards for medium-frequency doors up to 200 lb. without frame or door reinforcement.
Heavy Duty (HD) - Tested per BHMA standards. Up to 200 lb. doors (high-frequency) and up to 400 lb. doors (medium-frequency) without frame or door enforcement; up to 600 lb. doors (low-frequency) with the use of Rivnuts in the frame.

SL21 Hinge Screw Count


SELECT Advantages

Pair-Matched Hinge Leaves
Manufactured together, machined together and anodized together, making SELECT hinges fit your doors better and last longer. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Lifetime Lubrication
Eliminates the need for periodic maintenance. Quiet performance. Fights gear cap wear. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Anodized After Machining
Delivers superior wear, durability and life. Inhibits corrosion. Few hinge makers follow SELECT's lead in using this superior manufacturing process.

Meets Leed Requirements
Made from recycled aluminum. Reduces environmental impact and qualifies for LEED points. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Patented 3-Hr. Fire Rating
Most SELECT hinges are fired rated for 90 minutes. 3-Hr. fire rating, optional at extra cost, approved for positive/negative pressure. No fire pins or studs required. Patented design innovation. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Consistent Templating
Hole pattern is identical on both Standard and Heavy Duty models, so SELECT hinges line up precisely for easier and faster installation. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Coated Fasteners
Provide additional corrosion protection with either self-drilling, threat-forming (SDTF) or threat-forming (TF) screws. An exclusive SELECT benefit.

Special Orders: For pricing on any SELECT Hinges not on this page please contact Taylor via e-mail ( or call 1-800-676-7670.



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