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How To Install Overhead Door Closers
Here is a quick overview of how to install an overhead door closer. The installation can vary depending on the manufacturer and the required angle of opening of the door. We would recommend following the manufacturers instructions in order to ensure that the door closer is installed correctly.
- Ensure that the door is in good condition and can freely close without any resistance
- A template is usually provided with the door closer. Use this to mark drill holes and then drill pilot holes.
- Fit the door closer body to the door.
- Detach the arm off the closer and fix the adjuster arm show to the door frame.
- Fix the arm to the closer body ensuring that it can rotate to the desired angle.
- Fit the spindle cover back onto the closer body.
How To Adjust Overhead Door Closers
If you have an overhead door closer you may want to adjust the closing speed of these doors. This can be done using the adjusting screws, of which there are usually two. The first one adjusts the main closing speed and the second one adjusts the speed just before the door closes. This means you can have a fairly fast close, but can stop the door from slamming. When making adjustments the screws can be fairly sensitive so we recommend testing adjustments with no more of an 1/8th of a turn.