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    Piano Hinge question

    Hey all,
    I was trying to find a 24" steel piano hinge but it seems that most are 36 or 72". I guess they expect you to just cut it. I can deal with that with a little dremel like cutoff wheel but Im wondering what holds the pin in place. If I a 72" into 3 peices, the center piece would have nothing to hold the pin. Am I missing something?

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    Do you have a home Depot or Lowes near you?? They carry 24". Don't worry about the pin it will not come out. It is not like you imagine.
    John T.

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    Thanks, Ill try cutting a piece. yeh, went by HD and Lowes and neither had 24", only larger (Lowes has 12" though). thanks again.

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    I've cut 6" pieces off of a 36" piano hinge with no problems. The pin stays in from friction.
    Eric in Denver

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    You can cut those things to any length and they will stay together. i'm not sure but I think one set of tabs are crimped tight on the pin. I have used many a piano hinge cut to lenghts as short as 4" and not had a problem.
    Good luck
    Bob G.

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