In certain parts of the US and Canada I’ve heard that it’s getting chilly…here’s one way to deal with that pesky problem of closer fluid that thickens in the cold weather and slows down the closing speed (or you could use an LCN closer with Liquid X – no adjustment needed from -30° F to +120°!).
Thank you to Casey Camper of Security Concepts for today’s Wordless Wednesday photo!
I’ll be eating turkey tomorrow and washing dishes on Friday, so enjoy the long weekend and I’ll be back at it on Monday!
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It’s a bit how-you-doing, but it’s not actually a terrible idea. My biggest concern would be the heater getting too hot and melting/burning the zip tie. But if it’s a decent quality heater with overtemp protection I don’t think it would be a problem. If they wanted to make it even more slick they could try to get metal-to-metal contact with some thermal paste to increase the efficiency.
We have a number in one of our student centre vestibule that have heating tape on them…..
Wonder if it would possible to rebuild that nice traditional-design closer, and then change out the fluid w/ ‘Liquid X’? Any door closer rebuilders out there?
I’m sure New England Door Closer could do it!
Nice closer arm block too.
It appears a stainless steel worm-drive hose/pipe clamp is used (not a zip tie).
I like the add on header block (stained to match)! Nice touch!