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Recommend a door closer?

June 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Recommend a door closer? 

Q: (from Guy) I need a door closer that is hidden or discreet and that closes softly [probably hydraulic?] to fit an old georgian 4-panel door and frame.  The problem is the door is slammed it will crack shower tiles on the adjacent wall because the wall is flimsy and moves a little in my ancient building.  Any suggestions?
A: (from Doorstuff) For a discreet door closer, you might want to go for a concealed door closer either at the jamb (AA145) or at the head of the door (the Boxer), but there needs to be enough thickness of wood for this to be an option.  See the link to our page about concealed closers here, and click through the links to view the products.  For a large door (and width is the most important dimension to consider) which can’t take a concealed closer, you might go for a medium to heavy duty door closer like the TS2000 or the TS2000NV or even the lighter duty TS1500.  As you mention it’s an old Georgian door, you might also consider going for an attractive matching polished brass cover & arm to give the illusion it’s a period feature.  See the link to our page about medium duty door closers here, and click through the links to view the products.  Any of these closers can be set to close really softly with careful attention to the adjustment instructions.

Which door closer do I need to ensure an internal door at home closes right up shut to stop a cat getting in to the hamsters?

May 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Which door closer do I need to ensure an internal door at home closes right up shut to stop a cat getting in to the hamsters? 

It would be best to go for an overhead door closer with latching action (which controls the last few degrees of the closing, and is the bit you want to be sure is working right).  The lowest price one we do is the Eurospec F2003 at power size 3, which is rather strong for a domestic door, but door closers which have adjustable power settings are more expensive like the Geze TS2000 NVBC (goes down to power 2) or the Geze TS4000 (which goes down to power 1).

Does the Geze T2000NV door closer require a low opening force?

January 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Does the Geze T2000NV door closer require a low opening force? 

The TS2000 NV offers no special advantage as far as ease of opening is concerned (it’s advantage is it’s adjustability).  Depending on the door and the building, we usually recommend a TS3000B slim cam door closer, which is especially suitable for care homes, hospitals & nurseries.  It has a guide rail and cam mechanism, both features contribute to a lower opening force.  But remember, if it’s a fire door, it must still meet fire regs, so a TS4000 EFS free swing door closer may be more appropriate.  If you’re not sure, discuss your requirements before deciding.

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