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Apr 06 2015

Door Handing (video)

Category: Back-2-Basics,VideosLori @ 3:55 pm Comments (7)

I have explained door handing hundreds of times during my career.  I know some people still use the “butt-to-the-butts” method, but that doesn’t work for all door openings because it doesn’t take into account whether the door is inswinging or outswinging.  I explained handing on this site a while back, but just to make it more fun, here’s a whiteboard animation explaining how to hand a door:

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7 Responses to “Door Handing (video)”

  1. Rachel Smith says:

    Best explanation and diagrams ever on handing doors. Thanks!

  2. Bob J says:

    EXCELLENT!!!!! It’s the way we “used” to teach handing.

  3. Bryan McKeehan says:

    Well done!!

  4. Shadley says:

    Awesome video!!

  5. aravind says:

    Good video explanation

  6. Jess says:

    great explanation,

    last week or 2 weeks ago I had to explain how to hand a door to a person in AK looking to find a replacement for his leaking LCN 4114 closer,

    secured or non secured side, for closers I prefer the push side butt-to-the-butts method

    and Hello Shadley!

    -Jess the door closer doctor

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