Door Closers: Adjusting For Changes

For the purpose of this article, we will discuss surface-mounted door closer basics to better understand the design, operation and limitations of a mechanical door closer. Optimizing the installation of a door closer can be very beneficial by requiring...

Finally, when installing a door closer, follow instructions regarding positioning or pre-loading the fixed length arm. The basis for these instructions is to place rotational pressure on the arm when the door is in the closed position. Without some pressure, there would not be enough spring pressure to latch the door.

Note: For a Regular or Top Jamb application, the fixed length arm is at an angle where the adjustable arm is always perpendicular from the face of the door.


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