Category Archive: Door Closers

Nov 08

How to Replace a Door Closer

How to Replace a Door Closer Need to know how to replace a door closer quickly and cost effectively? Design Hardware’s 316R series closer makes replacing a door closer a breeze.  First the Closer  The 316R is a heavy duty door closer that meets ANSI A156.4 Grade 1 standards. It has a rack and pinion design and a cast aluminum body. It is a …

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Oct 02

Correct Door Closer Mounting Position

It is no secret that I take pictures of doors. Myself, as well as others in my industry, like to bring awareness to the blatant disregard for fire and life safety codes and requirements we see during our travels. We also like to take pictures of unique hardware applications, beautiful and unusual doors, etc. But …

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May 21

Design Hardware 116 Closer Makes the Grade – and more!

Design Hardware is proud to announce that their 116 Series Door Closer has reached 3.475 million cycles.  ANSI Grade 1 requires closers to reach 2.5 million cycles.  That means our closer makes the grade, and then some.  A 30% “and then some”. This video shows our closer performing time and time again as our cycle …

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Feb 27

Rusty Closers

I don’t know why, but I was sort of surprised to find that closers had been mounted on the exterior side of  doors on the cruise ship. You would think it would be more obvious to mount the closers on the interior in such a corrosive environment as the ocean! I did see quite a …

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Sep 26

Design Hardware Replacement Closer

Design Hardware Replacement Closer is featured in this month’s Locksmith Ledger Magazine. No Drilling Required The Design Hardware 316R Series Replacement Door Closer is not just another door closer. The 316R features the patented Mounting Plate that enables the 316R closer to retrofit 32 door closers without having to drill new door prep holes. The …

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Aug 10

Incorrect installation of Door Closers

I was talking to my bff and she had recently seen closers mounted on the exterior side of a door and was surprised.  I told her that I see it all the time.  A recent trip to Athens, Georgia provided the following 3 openings all within 2 blocks.  I guess they didn’t get the memo …

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Mar 28

Have a slamming door? Design Hardware Door Closers can help!

Temperature changes may be affecting the operation of your door closer.  As the seasons change and temperatures become hotter the hydraulic fluid inside a common door closer becomes thinner causing the door to close more rapidly.  No business owner, or mother for that matter wants the possibility of little hands getting slammed in a door …

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Aug 26

Put an end to your replacement closer woes

316R Replacement Door Closer The 316R Replacement Closer is packaged with a Patent-Pending Retrofit/Replacement Mounting Plate.  It provides the ability to replace 33 of the most popular door closers in the market. • Includes Patent Pending Mounting Plate  • Mounting Plate can be used to replace a wide variety of the    most popular door …

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