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Is the GEZE TS3000 BC successfully fitted in this situation?

April 23, 2014 by · Comments Off on Is the GEZE TS3000 BC successfully fitted in this situation? 

GEZE TS3000 BC
A correspondent has a double/glazed aluminium outward opening front porch door which gets taken by wind.  The standard stay fitted there breaks and is therefore in danger of damage.  He asked therefore if the GEZE TS3000 BC can be successfully fitted in this situation.  We said, “Assuming the danger of damage mentioned is to the door itself as it hits the reveal of the wall outside and/or to the hinges and frame when the wind levers the door out against the reveal, and you take into account that the GEZE TS3000 BC indeed any guide rail door closer, permits the door to open only to 120° maximum. “BC” refers to “back check” which will help in this case by providing resistance when the wind opens the door, however there will be extra force on the door which still has to be born by the closer and the hinges.  Since the door closer will be fitted to the opposite hinge side of door (push side) Figure 61 fixing will have to be used.  It is necessary to check there is enough room on the frame for the body of the closer, and we strongly recommended buying a mounting plate, bolting through the frame when fitting.  With all these caveats taken into careful onsideration, the TS3000 BC is theoretically a good choice for our correspondent’s scenario.

Fitting a door closer to an outward opening upvc door

March 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Fitting a door closer to an outward opening upvc door 

uPVC door - inside view

Must be fitted in the Fig 61 position – with the door closer body on the frame and the arm on the door – so check that there’s room for it there.  An additional mounting plate is definitely recommended for any door closer fitted to a uPVC door, as this will enable a firm fixing to be made.  Preferably fix by bolting right through the uPVC section with long bolts and nice flat washers on the outside to spread the forces (not supplied).  We also recommend doing the same sort of reinforcement with the fixing for the arm.

Q: I am looking for a door opening rate, and travel extent, restrainer to limit the RATE at which the wind could snatch an outward opening patio door. Closing force should be low or zero. Do any door closers do this? Could any be mounted in reverse to achieve this?

October 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: I am looking for a door opening rate, and travel extent, restrainer to limit the RATE at which the wind could snatch an outward opening patio door. Closing force should be low or zero. Do any door closers do this? Could any be mounted in reverse to achieve this? 

A: What you’re looking for is a “back check” door closer.  This feature dampens or brakes the opening, as well as controlling the close as a normal door closer.  You can look at the TS2000NVBC or the TS4000 which comes with back check as a standard feature. The TS4000 can be adjusted down to closing power 1, which is the lowest force available.

Q: What does “back check” mean on heavy duty door closers?

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: What does “back check” mean on heavy duty door closers? 

A:Back Check” stops the door slamming open; two examples:- on an external door in a windy location back check prevents the wind from “picking up” and opening the door (which might damage the frame at the hinges); or when there is a wall at 90° from the door back check stops damage to the wall & door handles by  preventing slamming open.  It’s a standard feature on both the Geze TS4000 door closer and the Geze TS2000NVBC, it’s an optional extra with the Geze TS2000 .

I am trying to find a device that will stop doors slamming in a breeze – fire doors in a factory that slam closed. Do you sell dampers or an approriate soft closing device?

January 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on I am trying to find a device that will stop doors slamming in a breeze – fire doors in a factory that slam closed. Do you sell dampers or an approriate soft closing device? 

A good quality door closer will do that job.  Please see the link to our heavy duty door closers, and I suggest you look at the Geze TS4000 or the Geze TS2000 BC (back check stops the door slamming open as well as slamming closed, and it’s a standard feature on the TS4000).

Q: Do you supply a door closer for a upvc door?

January 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: Do you supply a door closer for a upvc door? 

A: Yes. When choosing a door closer for a uPVC door, similar criteria apply to when choosing for a timber door; how wide is the door? What is its function? Do they open out or open in? etc.  We suggest selecting a door closer which has an optional mounting plate and bolting through.  For outward opening doors, you’ll need to fit the closer to the frame and the arm to the door, and if its in a windy location, consider a back check door closer like the TS2000 BC or TS4000.

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