View Larger Image FF: How to Build a Better Mousetrap 10 Comments ⬇ I received today’s Fixed-it Friday photo from Ken Sako of Lazzaro Companies, and I’m wordless. Maybe y’all can think of something to say. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2020-05-01T12:02:49-04:00May 1st, 2020|Door Closers, Fixed-it Friday|10 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Recent Posts 10 Comments Charles a May 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm - Reply Glad they have a back up chain!!! zlocksca May 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm - Reply How would a closer work with mounting for arm where it is and the hinges where they are? Also is it normal to have that type of mount in said location? Kevin Lach May 1, 2020 at 2:36 pm - Reply Hold on loosely, but don’t let go. Dan Barker May 1, 2020 at 3:29 pm - Reply I would have installed another closer to the frame and attached the two closers together James A May 1, 2020 at 8:43 pm - Reply Well um Lori, if ya looky here I’d tell yous where in this here guys duhn goofed up. Cause ah win yous going make a tek neq cal impruvment to em fancy door shuter deal he’da should’d put some of that there brassy type waswhosers, a stack of em, little n of to ah fit right there in that eye bolt add djuster, that he’d added to that hole city slicken fancy door shutter deal and then putem a nice biggen whaser to cover that big ole eybolt and just boltem right up to that there otheren costume braket on that there frame and wall law he’d had him a hot dang a working, up town exdra super fancy door shuten deal e o. yep that’d been real nice don’t ya know. DAVID FEDERICO May 1, 2020 at 9:11 pm - Reply Perfect example of an owner to frugal (cheap) to call in a locksmith or door company to fix. Evident by all the drill holes in the header . If at first you don’t succeed try looking in the waste basket for instructions. DAVID FEDERICO May 1, 2020 at 9:20 pm - Reply However I’m at a loss as to why the closer standard shoe is installed on the PA bracket.. Again owner driven install .? DAVID FEDERICO May 1, 2020 at 9:17 pm - Reply Was once a top jamb (header) mount. Complete with wind chain . Then possibly a locksmith suggested a stronger mount by installing a PA Mount . Looks as though this door is subject to a lot of wind damage. Yet as I stated earlier should have called the individual who installed it to affect repairs David Barbaree May 2, 2020 at 7:25 am - Reply Wow, that’s a lot of jury-rigging! I would suspect that door has seen all this damage and field modifications due to the lack of heavy wall door and frame construction and the lack of proper closer mounting with stop function. It’s very common with aluminum, light-duty doors and frames in a heavy traffic location. Unless the door and frame are originally specified to have heavy wall construction the fasteners work loose or get yanked out with the wind catches the door or some other damage occurs. Judging by the top pivot I’d bet the door is coming apart too. Time for a new, better built opening. Jeff Tock May 4, 2020 at 8:28 am - Reply At least they used the 5th screw! Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.