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Sgull, I am glad the closer "surgery" was...

Sgull, I am glad the closer "surgery" was successful and I was able to help you every step of the way to repairing this closer's problems! Stuff like this makes me happy because not only does it keep...
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Rstripe, The "ramp out" technique you talked...

Rstripe, The "ramp out" technique you talked about, I have had to do similar with a hammer and chisel on a 4040 from 1980. As for the king size channel lock pliers method, he's tried that as well as...
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The date code is a year off from the one I used...

The date code is a year off from the one I used to work on at technical school that had the old square shape end plug, '75 is when they started hex style end plugs.

As for compressing the spring,...
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Sgull, it is safe to use heat and/or PBblaster on...

Sgull, it is safe to use heat and/or PBblaster on the end plug, from seeing that style, I will have to say it was probably made in the 80's.

When I was referring to the 11/16, that was the really...
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Rstipe, The tall shaft closer is actually a...

Rstipe,

The tall shaft closer is actually a 4020T. Lol loved the (track) pun! As far as rebuild compared to replace, if it were some cheapo made in china meant for a lightweight door and short...
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RH closer will not work for LH door!

Hello all, Hello Sgull

The different angle shaft closers (taller shaft) is used for track installations/concealed in frame, this technically can be set up as a paralell (like the leaker) but it...
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Lithium_lunch, I rebuild door closers out of NC,...

Lithium_lunch, I rebuild door closers out of NC, as the others said often times it is cheaper to replace rather then repair, but if you prefer yours be worked on and returned I will be more then...
07-11-19, 08:31 PM
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Sounds like some form of double acting door...

Sounds like some form of double acting door closer, do you have a pictire of the door/closer? I ask as some closers (such as Rixson 30/40 one valve handles opening while the other handles closing and...
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Hello Sgull, these closers are still...

Hello Sgull,

these closers are still rebuildable, I including have rebuilt a few of these, from seeing your picture, appears your leak can be coming from a valve on top, usually sweep or latch,
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Hn_88, if in the future you do decide to...

Hn_88,

if in the future you do decide to have the closer repaired, I know of a guy in the UK that may have a closer that may fit the hole the Garnish sits in, not seeing the door off the closer,...
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Hn_88, for the noise, some grease will do at...

Hn_88,

for the noise, some grease will do at top pivot,

as for the floor closer, I watched the video and didn't ee any checking action (smooth dampening action) instead it slammed, to me it...
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Rstripe, the large flat nut you are talking...

Rstripe,

the large flat nut you are talking about is ONLY used in situations where the closer is concealed overhead in the frame, (Jackson, Kawneer)

in floor closers the raising of the door is...
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Hn_88, yes makes alot of sense being there is a...

Hn_88, yes makes alot of sense being there is a hydraulic cylinder and spring inside the body of the closer.
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Hello Hn_88, GregH and Marq1 If I was the...

Hello Hn_88, GregH and Marq1

If I was the tech who was called to this door, first thing I would do is check the frame to make sure it is still square (completely vertical) and not leaning in any...
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Hello all, wow, I sure need to login more...

Hello all,

wow, I sure need to login more often here, sorry for the dissappearing act, I drive alot as well as REBUILD door closers and moved my tools and hardware collection from NJ to the south,...
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Exclamation not all floor closers are made the same!

Greg Rogers and GlobalLocky,

the Meroni closer, this is more meant for a light to medium duty half inch thick glass door up to 220 lbs this will not work for your application, the reasons are...
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Greg, I just heard from my friend that I...

Greg,

I just heard from my friend that I been trying to contact about this closer, he says best to call universal door controls at 503-908-1453, the person who answers the phone may be a secretary...
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Greg, if they used an allen head you...

Greg,

if they used an allen head you probably wont be able to get enough torque on the bolt and may end up rounding off the allen key tool.

as for the screws to remove when removing the closer,...
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Greg Rogers: hope it finally lifts off, ...

Greg Rogers:

hope it finally lifts off,

the bolt I speak of, is the bolt that used to hold that pin in place on the shaft that you drilled the pin from on the bottom arm of the door (where top...
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rstripe, the shafts on these are NOT splined...

rstripe,

the shafts on these are NOT splined like the surface mounted closers, it may be still the bond of rust holding the shaft to the arm/bracket on the bottom of the door.

Greg Rogers:
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rstripe: not heard of reading floor closers, but...

rstripe: not heard of reading floor closers, but there is a brand NEAR reading, called Dorma, yes, they make floor closers (well actually sell them here as dorma north america, but the actual closer...
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Hello All, Greg Rogers, check your inbox,...

Hello All,

Greg Rogers, check your inbox, sent you a message about the closer, went to reply here and was a long one and computer/boards deleted it when I realized I was not signed into the forum,...
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hedgeclippers, few times had a call like...

hedgeclippers,

few times had a call like that, when I answer, I mess with them, last time I did, I had that indian guy going for 47 minutes and he even got his "supervisor" to help me find out...
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sgull, I deleted many message I had that...

sgull,

I deleted many message I had that were old from my inbox, should be space enough to send now as I deleted the old stuff this morning.

will find if theres any others or hidden ones I...
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Posted By DOORDOCTOR

sgull, that is the 4110 HANDED closer, yours is a...

sgull, that is the 4110 HANDED closer, yours is a left hand unit.

when one of these leaks, it is usually from the pinion shaft o-ring or one of the 3 valve screws (3/32 allen key) more then likely...
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