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How to remove door closer cover



 
 
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Old March 9th 13, 04:15 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. Is there a common way to remove such a cover?
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Old March 9th 13, 12:38 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover


"AndyHancock" wrote in message
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I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. Is there a common way to remove such a cover?


Is this a commercial closure? Often, there are two allen head secure screws
on top. I believe it's a 1/8 allen wrench. Loosening them will allow the
cover to be removed. Then you can access the three (usually three depending
on the brand) pressure set screws using the same size allen wrench.


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Old March 9th 13, 12:39 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

On Mar 8, 11:15*pm, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. *After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. *The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. *No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. *No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. *There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. *Is there a common way to remove such a cover?


Some of them do not have covers. The holes you see might be the
adjusting screws. Try to look inside and see if they are hex shaped
for an allen key.

Otherwise posting a picture would help.
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Old March 9th 13, 12:46 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

On 3/8/2013 10:15 PM, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. Is there a common way to remove such a cover?



Is this a commercial closer on a steel door?
LCN closers have 2 very small phillips heads screws on top. Some brands
have screws on the ends. It does seem to me I've had some that just
kind of snap on. I guess I/we would need some more information. What
type of door? What shape is the closer?

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Old March 9th 13, 02:26 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover


"DanG" wrote in message
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On 3/8/2013 10:15 PM, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. Is there a common way to remove such a cover?



Is this a commercial closer on a steel door?
LCN closers have 2 very small phillips heads screws on top. Some brands
have screws on the ends. It does seem to me I've had some that just kind
of snap on. I guess I/we would need some more information. What type of
door? What shape is the closer?

LCN uses allen head screws.


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Old March 9th 13, 10:04 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

On Mar 9, 7:39 am, Mikepier wrote:
On Mar 8, 11:15 pm, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After
googling, I determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer
has a plastic cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom.
No screws are visible, they look like holes in the casing. No
amount of pulling seems to be able to remove the cover. There are
no manufacturer markings on the cover. Is there a common way to
remove such a cover?


Some of them do not have covers. The holes you see might be the
adjusting screws. Try to look inside and see if they are hex shaped
for an allen key.

Otherwise posting a picture would help.


I looked inside before posting. The holes are about 3-4mm diameter.
There is nothing that I can see that looks like a screw for any head
or bit. It's just a darkness, even with a flashlight shining in. If
I try to probe the opening with a small screwdriver, it goes in about
an inch before encountering something, and in one of the holes, the
thing being encountered isn't a surface that stops the screwdriver so
much as it diverts the screwdriver to one side.

I'd like to post a picture, but I'm using Google Groups to access this
forum. What is the next best way to post a picture? (I don't do
social media, and I've learned long ago to be anonymous on usenet).
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Old March 9th 13, 10:43 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

On Mar 9, 7:38 am, "Meanie" wrote:
"AndyHancock" wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After
googling, I determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer
has a plastic cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom.
No screws are visible, they look like holes in the casing. No
amount of pulling seems to be able to remove the cover. There are
no manufacturer markings on the cover. Is there a common way to
remove such a cover?


Is this a commercial closure? Often, there are two allen head secure
screws on top. I believe it's a 1/8 allen wrench. Loosening them
will allow the cover to be removed. Then you can access the three
(usually three depending on the brand) pressure set screws using the
same size allen wrench.


It is the wooden front door of a highrise apartment unit. There are
no screws on top. It looks a bit like these:

http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j0...ser-F8300-.jpg
http://www.factorydirecthardware.com...lum_141-01.jpg

Each of these housings show 3 holes at the end, but I only have the
upper and lower one -- not the middle one.
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Old March 10th 13, 12:35 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

"AndyHancock" wrote in message
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On Mar 9, 7:39 am, Mikepier wrote:
On Mar 8, 11:15 pm, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After
googling, I determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer
has a plastic cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom.
No screws are visible, they look like holes in the casing. No
amount of pulling seems to be able to remove the cover. There are
no manufacturer markings on the cover. Is there a common way to
remove such a cover?


Some of them do not have covers. The holes you see might be the
adjusting screws. Try to look inside and see if they are hex shaped
for an allen key.

Otherwise posting a picture would help.


I looked inside before posting. The holes are about 3-4mm diameter.
There is nothing that I can see that looks like a screw for any head
or bit. It's just a darkness, even with a flashlight shining in. If
I try to probe the opening with a small screwdriver, it goes in about
an inch before encountering something, and in one of the holes, the
thing being encountered isn't a surface that stops the screwdriver so
much as it diverts the screwdriver to one side.

I'd like to post a picture, but I'm using Google Groups to access this
forum. What is the next best way to post a picture? (I don't do
social media, and I've learned long ago to be anonymous on usenet).



I have never used Google Groups so I don't know if this will work, but to
post photos I usually use http://tinypic.com/ . I upload the photo there,
then it produces a URL link that I can copy and post in the message. People
click on the URL link that I post and that takes them to the photo.

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Old March 10th 13, 10:12 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

On Mar 9, 8:35 pm, "TomR" wrote:
"AndyHancock" wrote:
On Mar 9, 7:39 am, Mikepier wrote:
On Mar 8, 11:15 pm, AndyHancock wrote:
I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After
googling, I determined that it is a surface-mount. The door
closer has a plastic cover with 2 holes on each end and one on
the bottom. No screws are visible, they look like holes in the
casing. No amount of pulling seems to be able to remove the
cover. There are no manufacturer markings on the cover. Is
there a common way to remove such a cover?

Some of them do not have covers. The holes you see might be the
adjusting screws. Try to look inside and see if they are hex
shaped for an allen key.

Otherwise posting a picture would help.


I looked inside before posting. The holes are about 3-4mm
diameter. There is nothing that I can see that looks like a screw
for any head or bit. It's just a darkness, even with a flashlight
shining in. If I try to probe the opening with a small
screwdriver, it goes in about an inch before encountering
something, and in one of the holes, the thing being encountered
isn't a surface that stops the screwdriver so much as it diverts
the screwdriver to one side.

I'd like to post a picture, but I'm using Google Groups to access
this forum. What is the next best way to post a picture? (I don't
do social media, and I've learned long ago to be anonymous on
usenet).


I have never used Google Groups so I don't know if this will work,
but to post photos I usually usehttp://tinypic.com/. I upload the
photo there, then it produces a URL link that I can copy and post in
the message. People click on the URL link that I post and that
takes them to the photo.


Well. That's quite convenient. I uploaded the picture to
http://tinypic.com/r/2jadj89/6. However, I found that the picture can
be accessed without the rest of the webpage content as
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2jadj89.jpg.

About the holes, there are two on the right-side facing edge just like
the two on the left-side facing edge in the photo. The hole on the
bottom appears to be identical. There are no wholes on the top except
for where the spindle pokes through.
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Old March 11th 13, 04:52 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default How to remove door closer cover

Flat screw driver under the edge, pry it up? Might snap off.

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"AndyHancock" wrote in message
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I have door closer whose pressure I want to adjust. After googling, I
determined that it is a surface-mount. The door closer has a plastic
cover with 2 holes on each end and one on the bottom. No screws are
visible, they look like holes in the casing. No amount of pulling
seems to be able to remove the cover. There are no manufacturer
markings on the cover. Is there a common way to remove such a cover?


 




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