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HOPPE AR226 double door selector

April 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on HOPPE AR226 double door selector 

HOPPE AR226 door selector
The HOPPE AR226 door selector enables a pair of self-closing doors with rebated meeting stiles to close in the correct sequence automatically, no matter which door is opened first, thereby maintaining the fire resistant seal.  For use with power size 3-5 door closers, suitable for use on timber doors of any width up to 1220mm, and all standard thicknesses.  Suitable for rebates up to 25mm, successfully type tested (1,000,000 cycles) in accordance with BS EN 1158.

I’m looking for door closers for a pair of two-way swing doors. Floor springs are one option, but is there another option that would prevent free swinging but return the doors to the closed position? The doors are internal church ones, oak with glass panels, not very wide or heavy.

January 31, 2012 by · Comments Off on I’m looking for door closers for a pair of two-way swing doors. Floor springs are one option, but is there another option that would prevent free swinging but return the doors to the closed position? The doors are internal church ones, oak with glass panels, not very wide or heavy. 

I think you may be right that floor spring door closers (e.g. Geze TS500 NV) would probably be the best option for your double action doors.  The only other possibility is a concealed closer (e.g. The Geze Boxer) fitted into the head of the door, but you’d need to check there was enough thickness & depth of wood there to fit it.  It also need to be fitted professionally, so it may not work out much less expensive.

Do you supply the BRITON 2000 range door closers?

January 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on Do you supply the BRITON 2000 range door closers? 

Yes, we supply a range of Briton door closers including the Briton 2000 range.  The range includes the heavy duty guide rail Briton 2700, the UK’s most popular door closer the Briton 2003, and the great value Briton 121CE.

Briton 2130B.C.SES door closer

Would the T2024 door closer be OK for a light (1″ thick) pine bedroom door?

January 24, 2012 by · Comments Off on Would the T2024 door closer be OK for a light (1″ thick) pine bedroom door? 

General door closers usually come in fixed power size 3, which ensures they are strong enough to meet fire regulations for closing large fire doors up to about 900mm wide.  If this is the type you’ve previously fitted, then the fixed power size is your problem – this makes them too strong for children and less-abled people to push open.  The T2024 is adjustable by template down to power size 2, which will definitely be an improvement.  More expensive options would be the (larger bodied) TS4000 which is adjustable down to power size 1, or the (smaller bodied) TS3000B cam action guide rail door closer, which opens easily and works in a more efficient way.

Q: What part of a door closer is the mounting plate?

July 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: What part of a door closer is the mounting plate? 

A: The mounting plate, for clarification, is a thin metal plate the same size as the body of the closer.  It is good to use one for example on a uPVC door because it has lots of pre-drilled holes to enable a really firm positioning before attaching the door closer body to the plate through the ready tapped holes.  Because uPVC doors and frames are often hollow in section, we recommend drilling and fixing through to the other side, reinforcing the fixing with large washers or even metal plates.  (You can paint over them in white to obscure them.)

How do I choose the right hinge for my situation?

March 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on How do I choose the right hinge for my situation? 

Obviously the variety of door situations, sizes, functions etc. are infinite, but these are some of the factors which need to be considered: Is it a fire, smoke or emergency escape door?  How heavy is the door and what are it’s dimensions (height x width x thickness)?  What is the door’s construction and are there any unusual features to take into account?  Where is the door located e.g. internal or external, near the coast or in a swimming pool? What level of use/abuse will the door be subjected to e.g. office, hospital or school corridor?  What items of door hardware are to be fitted which may affect the hinge performance e.g. door closers or door stops?  Any other unusual features e.g. an arched door, bifolding etc?

Q: I have several door closers in my house and I want to disable 3 of them temporarily, how can I do this myself? Is there a special key for doing the job?

January 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: I have several door closers in my house and I want to disable 3 of them temporarily, how can I do this myself? Is there a special key for doing the job? 

A: The best way is to just remove the arm.

I own a pub and would like 4 door closers. Would we be okay with the light commercial closers? Do they have a suggested number of openings and closings over their lifetime?

January 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on I own a pub and would like 4 door closers. Would we be okay with the light commercial closers? Do they have a suggested number of openings and closings over their lifetime? 

We would suggest either a Eurospec T2024 door closer or the Geze TS1500 which is tested to half a million cycles.  The Eurospec door closer will be more suitable for narrow doors (700-800mm aprox.), as you can set them to the lower power size 2, but both closers will cope with up to 1100mm wide fire doors.  You can see links to those items in the text.   You should expect a good life expectancy from both these door closers.

Our office is fitted with GEZE TS1500 door closers throughout…

January 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Our office is fitted with GEZE TS1500 door closers throughout… 

…on one of them the bolt (the one with ratchet-type notches around the head) which goes through the arm and into the rectangular device has broken in two. Can you supply a replacement bolt please, for what is otherwise a perfectly good piece of equipment?
There is available a screw pack for the TS1500 which contains spares of all fixings etc. used on the closer, and contains the bolt you are describing.  The packs are £3.00 each + VAT and you’ll have to contact the office to order as they’re not on the web site!

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