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Old 11-20-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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High Strengh pnuematic/hydraulic door closer


I have a heavy decorative steel security door that I had installed about 18 years ago. The door has held up very well, but the pneumatic door closer seemed unequal to the task. The bracket that attached the closer to the door frame fatigued and I had to bolster it with a piece of metal that I screwed into the partially cracked bracket. Then the screws that attached the closer to the door would become loose because (I think) the door was too heavy for the closer to handle.

I don't believe the closer was strong enough to support the door. I've searched the web, and can't really find a high strength door closer. Most describe a "heavy duty" closer but then proceed to explain that they are for storm door use.

Can anyone help with recommendations as this search for a good door closer is maddening, when it should be so simple. Or, is it the poor hardware that came with the closer? Or, is it poor installation (attachment) of the closer to the door?

If anyone can help?

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Local lumberyards that deal in commercial steel doors should be able to find what you need. And i don't mean big box stores.

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:09 AM   #3
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i got a Stanley REAL heavy duty one at a yard sale new for $2.00.
the original price tag was still on it. ($25.00)
it has worked fine for many years.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thank you- I'll let you know how it goes.
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