Nuk3y 9000 Series Grade 1 Door Closer
- HEAVY DUTY - ANSI/BHMA Certified A156.4 Grade 1 tested over 2 million cycles.
- ADJUSTABLE - Fully adjustable power spring Size 1-6 to fit all type of door weight. Adjustable Sweep (Closing), Latching, and Backcheck to suit your needs.
- ADA & UL/CUL LISTED - Meet ADA 5LBS opening force and UL10C for 3 hours fire rating
- HARDWARE - Self Tapping Screws, Machine Screw, Sex Thru Nuts, Full Plastic Cover, Tri-Pack Multi-Mount ( Parallel, Regular, and Top Jamb arm) for arm installation.
- EASY TO INSTALL - Installation instruction with detailed template included. Comparable to Norton 1600 Series (ASSA ABLOY)
With working from home, I was getting tired of constantly hearing the door to the garage slam and the house shake. I had looked for a number of different options to prevent slamming, but in the end the traditional door closer was the best solution.
Hardware wise this door closer is well made and comes with everything you need for several different installation options. The instruction manual on the other hand seemed like it was written for a different model. As this was my first time installing a door closer I wanted to take my time, follow the instructions, and make sure I installed it right the first time. What threw me off is the instructions show a different forearm (one with a lock nut instead of a screw,) a different arm screw, and a pinion cap (which is not included, but the optional plastic cover is.) Additionally the number of full 360 turns required to make adjustments on the sprint power setting were different than what was in the manual. I installed the closer on a 30" wide door so I needed to use size 1. The spring power screw stopped just before 9 full turns, not the 10 and printed in the instructions.
As far as mounting, included are three templates for the three different install options (regular, top jamb, and parallel) and each template is double sided for either left or right hand installation. The templates were spot on. I drilled my pilot holes through the template and all the screws lined up perfectly. The included self drilling screws worked perfectly and easily. Additional hardware is included for mounting into a metal door as well.
When I first installed it the sweep and latch adjustments were completed closed, so the door didn't close at all. Opening them up too much the door slammed shut. It took some minor adjustments to tune it just right. While it's no longer possible to slam the door and no longer possible to leave the door open, the downside is will small children the door now requires a lot more force to open which is not so easy for my kids.
Needed automatic closet for a bookshelf door with a mag-lock latch. This performed exactly as needed, even considering the off spec install on the thicker door. It needed a slight adjustment to the close strength because door thickness caused it to be a finger trap.
The instructions were extremely detailed and well written. Included in the kit were templates and instructions for three different install methods based on your style of door ie. in-swing/out-swing and also provisions to meet ADA requirements based on wheelchair access.