Our hinges exceed these hinges in all respects.
Fit rectangular-shaped hinged Igloo coolers from 25-165 quarts
Hinge dimensions are approximately - 2 3/8" (59mm) wide, 1 1/4" (32mm) high, hole centers 1 13/16" (46mm) x 5/8" (16mm). We make the outer dimensions slightly wider to provide more material around the holes.
All screws (if purchased) are stainless.
The hose we use is retired or factory scrap 5" Rubber Supply Hose made in the USA. It is typically used to connect Fire Hydrants to the Fire Truck. It has a mid section of a polyester/nylon weave sandwiched between outer layers of neoprene rubber. NFPA Firehose Testing standards include temperatures from -35 to 1200 degrees F.
In interest of proving the durability of the Igloo cooler replacement Hinges, I built two test rigs. One rig tests the in-line breaking strength by applying a linear force until the Hinge stretches or breaks. Brand new Igloo Hinges would start stretching and eventually break at 80 - 90lb of force. The firehose hinges stretch slightly at 150+ lb, but did not break after holding that load for hours.
This test rig uses an automotive windshield wiper motor with linkages that repetitively bend the Hinge 50 times per minute to measure the number of bending cycles before failure. It bends the Hinge from straight to an angle just over 90 degrees to simulate opening and closing the cooler lid. A new plastic Igloo Hinge failed after 26 hours on the bending rig. Fire hose Hinges have been on the rig for over 200 hours (over 600,000 bending cycles) and has absolutely no sign of wear.
Comparison of Igloo Cooler Hinge Options
Disclaimer: We are not associated with Igloo in any way. Our hinges are made independent of Igloo. There is no claim of any association whatsoever with Igloo. Besides the compatibility feature(s), our products are unique in design from Igloo Hinges. Igloo is a trademark of Igloo Products Corp
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