Norton 1601 Series Door Closer Installation.

Norton 1601 Series Door Closer Installation

Today we’re going to be installing a Norton 1601 series door closer in the parallel position. Previously, we have shown you how to install this closer in the regular position. The parallel position installation uses the additional bracket. You will need to know how to install this closer in both formats, so let’s get started.

First, we have the instructions taped up on the door, as it’s more convenient this way. This allows for just one set of hands for installation. The instructions will guide you and give you exact measurements of where your first hole goes. Once you have the first hole both vertically and laterally mapped out in the correct measurements based on the degrees you need to have the door open, I usually start with an average of the middle setting. You’ll have an A, B or C, or an option 1, 2, or 3. Using the middle setting (a great starting point for me) will give you the most optimum range. If you need a longer range, go ahead and choose the one needed for your application and requirements.

Now that the door closer is securely installed, you want to make sure that the second set of holes is exactly the same grid pattern and the same depth down so that the closer is on a flat, level plane. Next, we’re installing the plate above, on the frame. You will have to get the first hole measurement. Once you get that measurement, all the rest of the holes will line up properly and everything will be nice and straight.

 After we have the mounting bracket installed and the door closer mounted to the frame, we will move on to the arm. One of the mistakes that happens quite often is that the door closer is installed upside down. If you go to hook your arm up and it’s not turning or rotating in the correct direction, this is the problem and the solution is very simple. If this happens, simply unbolt the entire mechanism, flip around, and bolt back into the previously drilled holes. Now that we put the square peg onto the top of the arm hole, you will need a crescent wrench or vice grips to preload that square stud just enough to be able to grab the bottom stud with the vice grips or the wrench. Do this just enough to be able to get it to slip to the next one and then leave about a hand’s width. I stick my hand underneath that door lever, giving me the perfect spacing.

 

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By |2022-03-28T00:01:36+00:00March 9th, 2022|Door Closers, Locks|0 Comments

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart Version 6.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 6.0 with 42 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 301 unique models.
As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further organized by vertical center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. Manufacturers/brands are organized alphabetically. Column A is freeze paned for the included footprints. Row 1 is freeze paned for the included manufacturer/brands. This means that as you narrow down a specific model/models or manufacturer/brands, this information stays locked in your screen. This allows you to quickly find information.

By |2021-10-18T04:25:12+00:00October 21st, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|0 Comments

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 5.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 5.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 296 unique models.
As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further organized by vertical center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. Manufacturers/brands are organized alphabetically. Column A is freeze paned for the included footprints. Row 1 is freeze paned for the included manufacturer/brands. This means that as you narrow down a specific model/models or manufacturer/brands, this information stays locked in your screen. This allows you to quickly find information.

By |2019-08-27T09:00:18+00:00August 27th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|0 Comments

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 4.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 4.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 289 unique models.
As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further organized by vertical center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. Manufacturers/brands are organized alphabetically. Column A is freeze paned for the included footprints. Row 1 is freeze paned for the included manufacturer/brands. This means that as you narrow down a specific model/models or manufacturer/brands, this information stays locked in your screen. This allows you to quickly find information.

By |2019-04-04T09:00:37+00:00April 4th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|0 Comments

Door Closers Library Update

We have updated every page in the Door Closers section of the Library. Each page has been updated to match our new Library format and new files and links have been added. These pages include:

  • Door Operators
  • Floor and Overhead (Concealed)
  • Parallel, Regular, and Top-Jamb
  • Specialty

Door Operators

On the Door Operators page, we now have catalogs and promotional materials, instructions and manuals, and templates for the following manufacturers:

  • Arrow Lock & Door Hardware
  • CDVI Americas
  • Detex Coporation
  • DORMA Americas
  • Falcon
  • Hager Companies
  • LCN
  • Norton Door Controls
  • Power Access Corporation
  • Rixson Specialty Door Controls
  • Security Door Controls (SDC)

We have links to installation and servicing videos by LCN, Norton Door Controls, and Wayne Winton in the “Resources” tab.

Floor and Overhead (Concealed)

On the Floor and Overhead (Concealed) page, we now have catalogs and promotional materials, instructions and manuals, and templates for the following manufacturers:

  • Cal-Royal Products, Inc.
  • Falcon
  • LCN
  • Locksmith Dealers of America (LSDA)
  • Norton Door Controls
  • Rixson Specialty Door Controls
  • Townsteel

We have multiple links to installation and servicing videos by Rixson Specialty Door Controls in the “Resources” tab.

Parallel, Regular, and Top-Jamb

On the Parallel, Regular, and Top-Jamb page, we now have catalogs and promotional materials, instructions and manuals, and templates for the following manufacturers:

  • Arrow Lock & Door Hardware
  • Cal-Royal Products, Inc.
  • Copper Creek Hardware
  • Corbin Russwin, Inc.
  • Deltana Enterprises, Inc.
  • Design Hardware
  • DORMA Americas
  • Dorex Hardware
  • Falcon
  • General Lock
  • Hager Companies
  • Harney Hardware
  • Independence2, LLC
  • International Door Closers, Inc.
  • Lawrence Hardware, Inc.
  • LCN
  • Locksmith Dealers of America (LSDA)
  • Marshall Best Security Corp.
  • MaxGrade Manufacturing Co.
  • Norton Door Controls
  • PDQ Industries, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Hardware Group (Advantage)
  • Progressive Hardware Co., Inc.
  • S. Parker Hardware Manufacturing Corporation
  • SARGENT Manufacturing Company
  • Sargent Bradford Series
  • Seco-Larm USA, Inc.
  • Sentinel Door Controls, LLC
  • Taymor Industries Ltd.
  • Tell Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd. (EZ-Set)
  • TownSteel Architectural Hardware Mfg.
  • Unison Hardware, Inc. (INOX)
  • Yale

We have links to installation and servicing videos by dormakaba, Falcon, LCN, Norton Door Controls, and Tell Manufacturing, Inc., in the “Resources” tab. Also included in the Resources tab is our popular Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart.

Specialty

On the Specialty page, we now have catalogs and promotional materials, instructions and manuals, and templates for the following manufacturers:

  • D&D Technologies
  • Ideal Security
  • Kason Industries, Inc.
  • Locinox USA
  • LockeyUSA, Inc.
  • Rixson Specialty Door Controls

We have links to installation and servicing videos by Ideal Security, Locinox USA, and Wright Products in the “Resources” tab.

By |2021-10-18T04:21:56+00:00February 21st, 2019|All, Door Closers, Library Update|0 Comments

WLS: Installing a Falcon SC81 Door Closer

This article is courtesy of Wayne Winton of WaynesLockShop.com. For more “How-To” pictures and videos, including the largest collection of online locksmith training videos, please visit WaynesLockShop.com.
Today we are installing a Falcon SC81 door closer. The SC81 is a medium-duty closer suited for light- to medium-duty, interior or exterior applications. It is is non-handed and fits the very popular 12″ x 3/4″ footprint, the same as Norton’s 8000 and LCN’s 1450 series closers. The SC81 has been tested to meet ANSI/BHMA A156.A Grade 1 standards and comes with a 10 year warranty. For more information, see pages 8-11 in Falcon’s Closers Catalog.

The SC81 packaging and label.


As with all door hardware installations, proper layout and preparation is important to ensure a quality, long-lasting installation. Start by taking a moment to tape your installation instructions to a wall next to the door. This allows you to easily reference them throughout the installation.

Falcon SC81 installation instructions.


The Falcon SC81 can be mounted in different configurations, such as regular arm or parallel. Since this installation will be a regular arm mount, we need to identify the appropriate instructions for it.

Door and frame preparation instructions for a Falcon SC81, regular arm installation.


Now that we know our measurements, let’s start making for them. An automatic center punch makes this part of the installation fast.

Measuring for a Falcon SC81 door closer installation.


Measuring for a Falcon SC81 door closer installation.


With one hole marked, we can use the closer body to mark the remaining 3 holes.

Marking for the 3 remaining holes.


All 4 holes marked.


This installation, like all commercial applications, should be through-bolted. We start by drilling a pilot hole through all 4 mounting holes.

Drilling the pilot holes.


In addition to the closer’s body, we also need to mark for the closer arm’s shoe.

Marking for a Falcon SC81 door closer’s shoe.


Like the door closer body, we can use the closer arm’s shoe to mark the remaining hole.

Marking for the door closer arm’s shoe.


With all holes marked, we can now install the closer. We start by enlarging the holes for the closer’s body and attaching the through-bolts.

Through-bolts started.


With the through-bolt’s tightened, we can then mount the shoe to the frame.

Once you finish mounting the closer and arm/shoe, we can adjust the latch and sweep valves to put the final touches on the installation.

Once we are satisfied with the closing speed(s), all that’s left is to apply the closer’s cover and pack up!

Finished installation.

By |2019-02-18T09:00:24+00:00February 18th, 2019|All, Door Closers, Wayne's Lock Shop|0 Comments

Door Closer Footprint Comparison Version 3.0 Released

We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at version 3.0 with 40 manufacturers/brands, 34 unique footprints, 289 unique models represented in the chart. We have added an additional manufacturer and removed from hyperlinks from hyperlinks from unique models (there were too many issues with encoding). Instead, the locksmith is instructed to consult our Parallel, Regular, and Top-Jamb page in the Library to locate installation manuals, spec sheets, and related manufacturer literature.
As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further organized by vertical center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. Manufacturers/brands are organized alphabetically. Column A is freeze paned for the included footprints. Row 1 is freeze paned for the included manufacturer/brands. This means that as you narrow down a specific model/models or manufacturer/brands, this information stays locked in your screen. This allows you to quickly find information.

By |2019-01-21T09:00:38+00:00January 21st, 2019|All, Door Closers, Tools Update|0 Comments

Door Operators Library Update

We’ve recently updated our Door Operators page in the Library. In the ‘Manufacturer’s Literature and Manuals’ tab, new documents have been added for the following manufacturers:

  • Arrow Lock & Door Hardware
  • CDVI Americas
  • Detex Corporation
  • DORMA Americas
  • Falcon
  • Hager Companies
  • LCN
  • Norton Door Controls
  • Power Access Corporation
  • Rixson Specialty Door Controls
  • Security Door Controls

If you are a visual learner, we have two great links in the ‘Resources’ tab. First, we have a link to Norton’s video library. Second, we have a link to video by Wayne Winton detailing a field installation of a Norton ADAEZ/5800 Door Operator.

By |2018-11-15T09:00:37+00:00November 15th, 2018|All, Door Closers, Door Operators|0 Comments

Locksmith News – 4/23/2018

Today we’re introducing a new feature to our website: weekly news stories for locksmiths. Each Monday we will recap the past week of news as it relates to the locksmith industry via links to articles and press briefings from around the world. This is a work in progress so stick with us as we get our “sea legs”. Thanks.

Case Study

Classroom Intruder Locks

CCTV

Door Closers

ASSA ABLOY UK new door closer design

History

Industry

ISC West 2018

Wireless Electronic Locks

Apple Watch

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