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Church door is out of alignment

A handy person from Evansville, Indiana says:
At our church this door, which I believe is made by Kawneer, partly fell out when all the screws fell out of the top pivot cap. The door was being opened and he caught it so it didn't fall to the ground. Now the door is out of alignment.

How do I tell which is left hand and which is right hand when ordering the offset pivots. What is the vantage point in which you determine left or right? Also if I can determine that the pivots are not damaged, what size machine screws should I buy to replace the fasteners that were lost?

I need to replace some of the pivot machine screws and some of the frame screws (shown in picture).

Can locktite be used to secure the screws and prevent them from backing out?
A customer submitted image of their door hinges.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, thanks for posting. "Left" and "Right" handed hardware is actually defined differently from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some companies define it by what side the hardware sits on while others may define it by the direction in which the door opens. There really is no industry standard.

The best way for you to determine what operator you need is to compare your hardware to the pictures we have on our site. Are the screws on the same side? What side is the hinge itself on? What side is offset?

As for the hardware in your pictures, I think you might want to consider our 79-123 and see if this could work for you. I am not sure what size machine screws you need. I would contact a local hardware store for further assistance on that.
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