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GEZE TS4000 door closer on a 1400mm wide door

The GEZE TS4000 door closer can be used on doors up to 1400mm wide, as seen above on this Stenaline Ferry for the giant double doors on their fashion shop entrance.  TS4000 door closers come with adjustable closing force, optical … Continue reading

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EXIDOR 4900 door closers, a Great British product

Made by Exidor in the UK, the EXIDOR 4900 are in stock at Doorstuff. The Exidor overhead door closer range (4900, 4930, 4910, 4940, 4700, 4730, 4800, 4830 and 4820) are direct replacements for the old Jebron door closers and … Continue reading

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Building Regulations Part E on the transmission of sound in a building

We have been asked by a customer about the communal exit/entrance door to his apartment block which closes with a loud bang. He had been told by the on site maintenance person that after he reduced the noise to an … Continue reading

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Case Study: when Hi-Load hinges would have been a better choice

The hinge on the left is a stainless steel 4″ ball bearing butt hinge spotted on a fire door in the gents’ toilet of a busy Exeter department store.  The hinge on the right is a new stainless steel 4″ ball bearing … Continue reading

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New product launch: the Exidor 4870 E-mag door closer

A hold open and free swing door closers which can be fitted on either side of the door in Fig 1 or Fig 66 all in one box.  This British made door closer gives good reliability with the flexibility that … Continue reading

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Is there a special tool required to install the AA45 concealed door closer. I was wondering how you open and fix the second face against the spring tension?

Yes, they come with a small metal retainer which holds the chain out while you fit it.  You’ll need to attach the plate to the frame (or a spare bit of wood) then pull the chain out as far as … Continue reading

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Our local club has an external opening emergency exit door which is fitted with an Exidor panic bar on the inside. Externally there is no way of opening the door and due to the door opening to an external smoking area we would like to fit some sort of hardware whereby the external handle can be disabled for security, but enabled while the property is occupied. This needs to be locked at night. What can we use?

We would suggest a door closer, such as the Geze TS2000, used in combination with an outside access device, such as the Exidor 322EC lockable door handle which will be freely usable during club opening hours, then locked at night.

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I need a door closer that is able to close a steel door which is 400kg in weight. The door size is w1000mm x h2050mm.

We recommend looking at a Geze TS4000 tandem (power 7-13), or a TS4000 power 5-7, and caution that this door will be very heavy to open.  You can buy them online here, follow the links in the text.

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Q: I have a door that is a glass panel at the top. The wood above the glass to the door stop is approx 73mm. The door opens outwards. The door is on a warehouse and is used quite a lot by the public. I have brought 2 closers from my local DIY centre but they do not fit due to the narrow bit at the top. What do you recommend?

         A: There are two possible solutions; Option 1.) Using a door closer with a Drop Plate, e.g. the Geze TS2000NVBC (which is a really good mid-range, mid-price model) – the drop plate (shown above) allows the body to be set … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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