April 4, 2012 by EditorWe'd like to say a big thank you & well done to Stuart Christie for planting the Doorstuff flag at Mount Everest Base Camp. Home today, he's raised a shed load of money for the British Heart Foundation and achieved a huge personal victory in memory of his mother-in-law Sue. Way to go, Stuart!
Please can you advise me as to which sort of door closer I should buy; I have two doors which are 1100mm wide solid heavyish doors. I want them to be easily opened by the tenants, and not to slam closed, but to close slowly and fully?
April 18, 2012 by EditorIf the doors are going to get a lot of traffic, we'd recommend a GEZE TS4000, or at least a GEZE TS2000 NVBC (a door of 1100mm wide will require at least power size 4) but if there are any draught seals on the doors, it may need to be a higher power size. If the area is prone to vandalism, then you might also consider having a guide rail door closer such as the GEZE TS5000, which has no projecting arm.
We are considering your Foldaside 100, but our present sliding folding gear is top hanging and has no bottom guide rail. At the bottom there is a join of two carpets and a metal strip to prevent the edges fraying. The underlying floor is also concrete and it would therefore be difficult to create a 15mm groove in to which to set the bottom guide. Is the bottom guide strictly necessary in this case please?
April 18, 2012 by Editor
The manufacturer's guidelines are that "The floor guide and channel must be used on doors over 15kg or 450mm wide." The floor guide takes most of the lateral load off the hinges - are your existing hinges in good condition, I'm wondering if you can re-use them? It might be an idea to look at the more heavy duty Foldaside 240 system, because we supply that with Royde & Tucker H102 Hi Load hinges. Alternatively Hi-load hinges can be purchased separately, which would mean you would almost certainly be successful without the bottom guide.
April 25, 2012 by EditorRollan sliding door gear can be mounted directly to the ceiling, or a joist above. If that's how you fit it, you may just discard the wall mounting brackets.
I have a double/glazed aluminium outward opening front porch door which gets taken by wind. The standard stay fitted breaks and is therefore in danger of damage. Is the GEZE TS3000 BC successfully fitted in this situation?
April 25, 2012 by EditorAssuming the danger of damage you mention 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? The GEZE TS3000 BC, and any guide rail door closer, permits the door to open only to 120° maximum. The BC refers to "back check" which will help in your 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 you are wanting to fit the closer to the opposite hinge side of door (push side) you will have to use the Figure 61 fixing. You will need to check you have enough room on the frame for the body of the closer, and we strongly recommend buying a mounting plate, and bolting through the frame when fitting. With all these caveats taken into careful onsideration, the TS3000 BC is theoretically a good choice for your scenario.