Cardiff 05 Series Top Pivot Pivot Hinge w/ Offset Wall Mount

Cardiff Pivot Hinge (3/8" Glass)
  • Designed for 3/8" glass
  • Heavy Duty Hinge - Solid Brass Construction
  • Self-Centering when within 15°of closed Position
  • Full 180° Rotation
  • Three Year Warranty
  • The Cardiff Series of professional hinges is able to accommodate 5/16 to 3/8 inch tempered safety glass. A variety of four styles, including Wall Mount and Glass-to-Glass types, gives design flexibility. They are made of solid brass with all moving parts in stainless steel. Cardiff Hinges are self-centering, with four springs for maximum retention strength. Optional 5º Pivot Pin Sets are available to accommodate "off angle" installations. Some advantages of pivot type hinges include the fact that they carry the majority of the weight on the bottom, and have the ability to be inset from the wall, enabling clearance for towel bars and other projections. The Cardiff Series is adaptable to our Deluxe Header System for shower enclosures not extending to full ceiling height.

Weight & Width*
5/16" ( 8 mm ) Glass**
3/8" ( 10 mm ) Glass***
2 Hinges (Max Door Width)

31  in.

31  in.

2 Hinges ( Max Door Weight)

100  lbs.

100  lbs.

* NOTE: Do not exceed either maximum weight or width when choosing proper quantity of hinges.

** 5/16" glass weighs 4.20 lbs. per sq.ft.

*** 3/8" glass weighs 4.78 lbs. per sq.ft.

Glass Cutout:

The cutout for the hinge allows some adjustment in door position after installation. The positioning of the cutout is subjective, but tempering facilities have minimum distances from the end of the glass to the notch. It is important that the hinge is centered in the cutout for the initial installation to have maxium adjustiability.


CAR05R Cutout

Standard Cutout

CAR05R Cutout

Maintenance Guidelines:

• Our hinges are greased at the factory for quiet and trouble-free operation. If there is any squeaking that occurs after installation, put a drop of "3 in 1 Oil" (also known as "household oil") on the white nylon washer that the hinge body pivots on. This washer is the component that acts as a buffer, so the body of the hinge doesn't pivot directly on the brass center block. This solution doesn't require the disassembly of the hinge.
Note: Do not use spray lubricant on these hinges. If the hinge has been disassembled, upon re-assembly, use white lithium grease to lubricate the interior mechanism.

Never use an abrasive cleaner on the hardware. Many of the components are coated with a clear lacquer that will be irreparably damaged if subjected to harsh, abrasive chemicals. Advise your customer that drying the hardware with a clean, soft towel on a daily basis is the best way to maintain the hardware. If mineral deposits build-up, mix a couple of drops of a mild liquid soap (such as Ivory or a similar product) into a cup of warm water. Using a soft, non-abrasive cloth, clean the hardware. Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water and dry.