View Larger Image WWYD? Tough Closer Mounting I’m sure you can all see the problem with this apartment entrance…how would you mount a door closer on this side of the door? WWYD? You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2021-02-25T12:02:56-05:00February 25th, 2021|Door Closers, WWYD?|18 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related PostsNone found Recent Posts Decoded: Smoke Door Requirements of the International Building Code WW: Just a little off the side Gates in a Means of Egress Coming Up! FF: The best laid plans… 18 Comments Douglas2 February 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm - Reply LCN 4004T Track Door Closer – Wall pocket mounting? Andy L. February 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm - Reply 4000T. Very good call. This a perfect application for a little known product. Mark March 12, 2021 at 4:43 pm - Reply You’d only get about 70° of opening. No pocket. Jess the Door Closer Doctor February 25, 2021 at 12:54 pm - Reply From seeing this doorway and the issues with it’s location, as well as aesthetics (apartment door, some people may not like an intrusive looking arm-and-box style closer in their house/living space) my suggestion would be a concealed in top rail closer such as the LCN 3130. I didn’t have to think too hard on this one, I use a generic version in my 2 storm doors. Scott Anderson February 25, 2021 at 3:10 pm - Reply Sort of reinstalling the frame or installing the closer on the push side, I would look to a concealed fire rated closer like the Perko Powermatic concealed hydraulic closer (yes it is fire rated). https://canaropa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/N03057_EN-1.pdf Joe C Brown February 25, 2021 at 3:31 pm - Reply Utilize a Gib ( Gibraltar Closer ) They manufacture both a surface and concealed mounting product range for hinged side. Very common in Canada Collin February 25, 2021 at 3:52 pm - Reply Are spring hinges out of the question for this opening? Seems like a simple fix. Rick Johnson February 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm - Reply I would use spring loaded self closing hinges as a garage or bathroom may have JoeBlack February 25, 2021 at 4:24 pm - Reply Check out Waterson self-closing hinges. They would fit, are fully adjustable and do not require modifying the door frame. This being an apartment door it is no doubt a rated opening. watersonusa.com Wes Diener February 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm - Reply These work very well and are actually a very good product. Ives\LCN needs to come out with the same thing. Betty February 26, 2021 at 5:12 am - Reply Thank you for the reference. Welcome to contact me for more product information. KEN DRIGGERS February 25, 2021 at 4:27 pm - Reply Use Spring Hinges! curtis meskus February 25, 2021 at 6:26 pm - Reply Interesting offset on the deadbolt and the knob Lori Greene February 26, 2021 at 8:59 am - Reply I noticed that too! – Lori LarryG February 26, 2021 at 2:35 pm - Reply willing to bet the deadbolt replaced a passage set and that is just a dummy in order to pull the door open? Mark Williams February 25, 2021 at 6:38 pm - Reply Use a pocket door closer. Surface mounts, although not very attractive from the inside of the room. David Federico February 26, 2021 at 7:53 am - Reply While all the suggestions are valid I doubt as to whether they will pay for any type of concealed closer. Spring hinges although not fully adjustable are perhaps the least expensive offering. Unless their is an objection a parallel arm installation on the exterior side . Jim Cossar February 26, 2021 at 1:11 pm - Reply You could use a Concealed Spring Closer that is mounted in the heel of the Door, has a chain that is installed to the Frame. This is even cheaper than the Spring Loaded Hinges. As for the Offset, this looks like an older building that someone has installed an Electronic Deadbolt on for ease of access. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.