Comfort in the house depends on dozens of small things. And one of them is whether the entrance, interior and doors on the cabinet furniture close silently. If they clap loudly, then sooner or later this moment will start to annoy, so you shouldn’t save on the purchase of door closers.
Choosing a door closer
It is necessary to choose a door closer thoughtfully, and if in doubt, it is better to seek help from a specialist. When the door closer is selected, two important points are taken into account: the weight of the door and its dimensions. It is logical to assume that different door closers should be installed on the iron door and the door of the kitchen cabinet.
All existing closers are classified according to different indicators. According to the installation method, the closers are of several types:
- floor standing;
Overheads are the easiest and most common type of closers. They are mounted directly on the door frame itself. Even if the door is installed, and you need to put a closer on it, it will not cause any problems. Installing the door closer on the door type does not take much time. Floor and frame set to mount the door itself. The first are mounted to the floor, and the second - to the door frame.
More closers differ in the range of operating temperatures. There are thermostable closers that work at temperatures from -35 to +70 degrees. The closer with this operating range is universal. It can be built into the door panel both inside and out. For the northern regions they came up with frost-resistant door closers operating at a temperature of -45 degrees. Closers of many companies are tested in the conditions of the Extreme North, and they regularly work in critical conditions.
The main indicator of a good door closer is the ability to adjust the movement of the door. In other words, it can be regulated what kind of effort must be applied to open this or that door.
The mechanisms that are so regulated come in seven classes. EN1 class door closers are suitable for wooden doors installed in rooms, while EN7 door closers regulate the operation of heavy metal doors. Some closers are governed by these characteristics. For example, there are devices with markings EN 4-6 or 1-3.
Each closer has its own service life and is determined not by the time interval, but by the number of operating cycles that the device must perform. It is believed that a quality closer should open and return the door back about half a million times. During this period, the quality mechanism should work flawlessly, and only after overcoming this mark, the chosen door closer can start to work worse. To prevent the mechanism from malfunctioning, all its moving parts must be in a special oil tank.
In order for the closer to work well, you need to try to handle it carefully. If the internal closers can be monitored, it is difficult to ensure the safety of devices standing on the street. Closers standing on the street should be made of durable material that does not corrode, and during installation should be closed with a valve that will protect it from vandals.
These closers have the same principle of operation as those who put on the interior doors. Most often they are used for furniture in the kitchen. Ordering cabinets for a room or a kitchen with closers greatly affects the cost of all furniture, but it will become more pleasant to use cabinets.
It is better to have a professional with a fixer or any other installed professional experts. If you can not call them, try to do it yourself. Each device is accompanied by a similar installation instruction.
First you need to decide exactly where the closer will be. Then a template is glued to the door or door frame. And already on it marked the place of attachment. They need to drill. Need to work carefully. The drill is unlikely to damage the metal, and cracks can go along the plastic door. When the holes are drilled, you must first fasten the lever, and then the door closer itself. When the design is installed, adjust it. Most importantly, the lever was perpendicular to the door leaf.