Door Closers

WWYD? Doors on a Diagonal

ere's the owner's wish list for these auditorium doors...pull-side mounted closers, surface-mounted or easy to retrofit. The doors are mounted on a diagonal within the opening to deflect sound. The doors and frames are wood. Ideas?

By |2018-01-08T10:09:11-04:00January 8th, 2018|Door Closers, WWYD?|16 Comments

FF: 180-Degree Pair

Pete Schifferli of Expert Locksmith sent me these Fixed-it Friday photos (this is not his handiwork). These are new doors in a hospital corridor, and the closers are mounted to the wall on each side to allow the doors to open 180 degrees and engage the electromagnetic holders...

By |2016-05-11T21:36:14-04:00May 13th, 2016|Door Closers, Fixed-it Friday|24 Comments

FF: Which Came First?

Sort of like the chicken and the egg, this Fixed-it Friday photo from Steve Turner and Ray Valentine of Precision Doors & Hardware made me wonder...was the closer added because the automatic operator wasn't closing the door properly, or was the automatic operator added because the closer required too much opening force? Or one or the other stopped working completely but was not removed?

By |2016-01-22T01:33:36-04:00January 22nd, 2016|Automatic Operators, Door Closers, Fixed-it Friday|21 Comments

FF: Standard Oil

When Jess Dey found this closer on eBay, I was shocked to see such a beautiful potbelly closer! I've never seen a closer with decorative accents - usually architects want to hide the hardware. As it turns out, this closer from the Standard Oil Building in San Francisco was rescued from the trash heap as a standard closer...

By |2015-12-11T12:35:43-04:00December 11th, 2015|Beautiful Doors, Door Closers|10 Comments

FF: High Winds

Andy Lindenberg, one of my Allegion coworkers, sent me today's Fixed-it Friday photos from a university that has an obvious wind condition. This door has a spring-cush arm on the closer, a heavy duty overhead stop, and a chain stop. Do you have any better ideas?

By |2015-10-14T11:21:09-04:00October 8th, 2015|Door Closers, Fixed-it Friday|16 Comments

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