Rated 4 out of 5Â by Neonison There's a knack to fitting
The instructions are quite enough to successfully fit one of these single handedly; here's my take on it.
Do not attempt to make things easier by slackening the tension.
After drilling the hole in the door and marking the centre on the frame rebate the door to take the door plate. Do the same to the door frame remembering to drill a hole to take the securing pin.
Turn the anchor plate through 90 degrees so you can reach the screw holes so you can secure the assembly into the door. Make sure the screws are firm.
Wedge the door fully open and using a claw hammer pull the chain out as far as it will go and slip in the retainer.
Now fix the anchor plate.
Finally, remove the retainer.
It works quite well but not quite strong enough to overcome the door latch.
1 Oct 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RobinCM Tricky to fit, but works well
The first thing you'll need to know is that you require a 25mm drill bit that is capable of drilling a hole 146mm deep.
None of my spade bits were long enough, so I bought a 300mm long one, code 11138, which worked fine.
The next thing to know is that the spring really is extremely powerful, which is to be expected as it needs to pull the door closed with very little leverage. That does make fitting this door closer quite difficult on your own. You have to pull to the chain out and slip a slotted piece of metal onto the chain to allow the end plate to be screwed in, but this really is a three hand job. I ended up screwing the end plate into the door, then pulling the chain out by tugging on the main body of the door closer, whilst using my other hand to fit the piece of metal over the chain. I then unscrewed the end plate from the door and proceeded as per the instructions.
3 Feb 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DevonGuestHouse Use correct auger bit
Great product, just make sure you have the correct auger bit.
4 May 2012