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Door Closer Information

Door Closer Information


The purpose of this page is to help you find a replacement door closer with the least amount of work to you.
The first step in choosing a replacement door closer is to measure your current door closers hole spacing, and
then find one on the chart below with the same hole spacing.  Does you closer have a sticker on it?  If so
at the bottom of this page we have some suggestions as to which manufacture you have.  And lastly, we have
some quick tips on how to adjust your door closer and a LCN Video on how they work.
 Door Closer hole spacing diagram

Hole Spacing
C x B
Models that fit that Hole Spacing
3/4" x 8-3/16" International Door Closer 853, 883
3/4" x 9-1/16" Norton 1600 - 9300, Yale 50, International 854 - 884 - 8051, LCN 1260
Cal Royal 300P, Doromatic SC61, LCN 1250
3/4" x 12" Norton 8301 - 8501, Yale 3301 - 3501, International 5001, Doromatic SC81,
LCN 1450
3/4" x 6-3/4"
3/4" x 7-3/8"
Doromatic SC91 , International 851P
International 852P
2-3/8" x 6-3/4" Doromatic SC71, Norton 7500, Yale 4400, LCN 4050
1" x 4-1/8" Corbin Russwin DC6210, DC3210, 100, 110, 120, 2800, 2810, 2820
1-3/8" x 4-1/4" Norton 78B/D, Yale1900
2-3/8" x 8" Sargent 281 use 281 to replace the Sargent 1250 and 1251's
2-1/2" x 9" Sargent 351
1" x 11-1/8" Sargent 1431 use 1431 to replace 1230 and 1231's
1" x 10-3/8" Sargent 281 use 281 to replace the Sargent 1250 and 1251's
1" x 7-1/2" LCN 1460 , Global TC4361
2-1/2" x 6" LCN 4011,4111, 4021
3/4" x 11-3/32" International 9001P
3/4" x 8" Norton 1700
3/4" x 1-3/8" x
7-3/4" across
Dorma 8616 and BP86C (order both parts)
2-1/8" x 5" Dorma 8916
3/4" x 11-1/8" Cal Royal 900P
3/4" x 10-1/4" Dorma 7414

Door Closer Adjustments


Tighten (clockwise) the valve to decrease the speed
Closing Speed Valve- The valve that controls the speed of closing from about 75 to 15 degrees,
some times marked "C" or "1"
Latching Speed Valve - The valve that controls the speed of the last 15 degrees,
some times marked "L" or "2"
Back Check Valve - The valve that controls the amount of resistance the closer has if it is
thrown open or if wind catches it.
Power Adjustment - This valve controls the spring tension, which will make the door closer open
harder or easier depending on were you adjust it. Only a few models have this option.

Door Closer Mounting


Parallel Arm Mount - When the door closer is mounted on the door, on the push side of the door,
the arm is parallel to the door when the door is closed
Regular Arm Mount - When the door closer is mounted on the pull side on the door,
the arm sticks out at roughly 90 degrees when the door is closed.
Top Jamb Mount - When the closer is mounted on the door frame above the door.