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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium canopy hinge design?

I'm stuck on this.

Most full canopies that have door flaps that open upward have a few options:

A) If the hinge is hidden, the door flap is limited to opening 90 degrees and needs a stop hinge so it doesn't fall down. This has the disadvantage of being in your face. The taller the doors (and owner), the bigger problem this is.

B) If the hinge is visible from the face, the door can open upwards at most 180* if there is a cross member above it.

C) It can be hinged behind the front face, somewhere in the middle of the top. This means that the whole front assembly can flip up but it means that the whole face needs to flip; there basically is no way to have individual doors, unless you want a vertical break between the doors. It may also interfere with light placement.

There are some other clever but less popular designs.

D) The front doors are removable panels that can be stuck in place.

E) The top slopes down to the front, is hinged somewhere in the mid-top, but this impacts where lights can be hung.

I'm wondering if there is some clever hinge design or some other options?
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look up double action hidden hinge

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