How close can the top hinge be to the top of the door?

The minimum top and bottom butt hinge locations are as follows:

  1. To the hinge centerline:
    • 4 1/2" and 5" hinges = 5 3/8" is the minimum location from top of door to centerline of the first hinge or from the bottom of door to the centerline of bottom hinge.
  2. To the top of the top hinge:
    • 4 1/2" hinges = 3 1/8" is the minimum location from top of door to the top of the top hinge or from the bottom of door to the bottom of the bottom hinge.
    • 5" hinges = 2 7/8" is the minimum location from top of door to the top of the top hinge or from the bottom of door to the bottom of the bottom hinge.

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