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How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer on Your Home

By: Danny Lipford
Installing a pneumatic door closer.

Installing a pneumatic door closer on a door.

If you have a problem with a door always being left open in your home, a pneumatic door closer might be just the answer. Residential door closers now come in a variety of styles and colors, making them more visually pleasing than their commercial counterparts.

Pneumatic door closers are easy to install. Here’s how to go about it.

How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer:

  1. Choose a model and color that will blend in with the woodwork in your home.
  2. Position paper templates that comes with the closer to the door facing and door, as shown in the instructions, and hold them in place with tape.
  3. Drill pilot holes through the template into the door facing and door.
  4. Screw the door closer to the door facing.
  5. Screw the arm bracket to the door.
  6. Attach half of the closing arm to the door closer.
  7. Attach the other half of the closing arm to the door.
  8. Link the two halves of the closing arms together.
  9. Adjust the tension screw on the pneumatic cylinder to regulate the closing speed.
  10. Add the cover housing to give the residential door closer a finished look.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • LP Says:
    June 18th, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I don’t know how old this post is so I’m not sure if this comment will even be read. The house i moved into has a screen door that is heavy and closes too quickly before the piston “catches” it. I tried adjusting the screw but all that does is determine how slow the door closes AFTER the piston catches it. I replaced it today with a heavy duty one but the results were the same. The door closes really fast and then stops just before slamming closed. Could the brackets be installed in the wrong spot? I want a door that closes slowly for the entire range of motion.

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How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer on Your Home