How to install a door closer safely

Door closers are normal in commercial properties but may be installed in residential homes. Door closers decrease power costs by making certain the doorway shuts completely, and therefore so are especially necessary for hot or cold climates. Door closers additionally help eradicate the tear and wear of this doorway frame, using a cushioned arm to softly close the doorway.

There are various kinds of door closers on the current marketplace, however in general they work exactly in an exact identical manner and the setup procedure is comparable.

Even the most frequently encountered door closer setup technique is called routine arm setup. This is as soon as the door closer installation on the backside of an in-swing doorway.



Select door-opening and then indicate four (4) holes onto your doorway for door closer along with 2 (2) holes frame for an arm.

Drill pilot holes in door and framework for either comprised all-purpose screws or tap or drill for comprised machine screws.

Install forearm/arm shoe gathering into the doorframe with screws given door closer.

Mount door closer to the door with screws provided. SPEED ADJUSTING VALVE MUST BE POSITIONED TOWARD HINGE EDGE.

Put in the most important arm into the upper pinion shaft, vertical to the doorway as shown below. Safe closely with arm screw/washer meeting provided.

Fix the distance of the fascia so the forearm is vertical to the framework when constructed into the slotted principal arm. Stable forearm to the most important arm together using screw/washer assembly furnished.

Snap pinion cap across the shaft in the base of closer.

Fix the final rate of this doorway (see below).


The SWEEP rate adjustment is attained via full rotations of this rate correcting valve.

Switch the rate adjustment valve clockwise to get a SLOWER CLOSE arc final rate.

Switch the rate adjustment valve counterclockwise to get a FASTER CLOSER arc final rate.

LATCH speed alterations are attained by full rotations of this rate correcting valve.

Switch the rate adjustment screw CLOCKWISE for a SLOWER LATCH arc final rate.

Switch the speed adjustment twist counterclockwise for a FASTER LATCH arc final rate.