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Types of Floor Mounted Door Closers

Floor Mounted Door Closers stay concealed beneath the door and offers controlled operation to prevent door slams. Check out the various types
Floor Mounted Door Closers stay concealed beneath the door and offers controlled operation to prevent door slams. Check out the various types

Door closers are available in different configurations, shapes and sizes. One among them is the floor mounted door closer, which stays concealed beneath the door and offers controlled operation to prevent door slams and minimize sounds produced when a door is closed. Along with the overhead concealed door closer, it has emerged as a popular option for a range of applications, particularly for commercial establishments, offices and public buildings.

Floor concealed door closers are extremely durable and the best option for heavy doors or areas experiencing high traffic. They are ideal when you have patch-fitted or all-glass rail doors.

When ordering a floor mounted door closer, consider the following factors

  • The spring size : Size 1, Size 2, Size 3, Size 4, Size 5 and Size 6
  • Hold open or no hold open designs
  • The maximum door size that matches the fixed spring size for different door closers. Available options listed here.
  • The backcheck, which brakes or dampens the door when opening at angles between 75 degrees and 90 degrees.
  • A door closer should not be used as a door step; it is best to fix an auxiliary doorstep when you need a positive stop. It can prevent the door from overextending beyond its range, and causing damage to the closer or door frame (which will cost you more than the price of the auxiliary doorstep).

What are the available types of floor mounted door closers ?

  1. Heavyweight floor mounted door closers
  2. Narrow width floor mounted door closers
  3. Shallow depth floor mounted door closers
  4. Spring power adjustable door closers
  5. Floor mounted door closers

Heavyweight floor mounted door closers, such as the CRL8500 Series that includes various spring sizes and is suitable for a maximum door weight of 800lbs.

      
Within this series, you have multiple door closer designs, including the popular CRL8532 with 180 degree hold open.

      

Narrow width floor mounted door closers, which work especially well for doors installed with patch hardware as the smaller cover plates in this installation offer a more aesthetic look.

Shallow depth floor mounted door closers can be easily installed in a shallow cut-out in the floor, and are very useful for doors above the ground floor.

Spring power adjustable door closers for bigger and heavier single or double acting doors. The J993HOD in a cement case is maintenance-free and works reliably under extreme weather conditions.

Floor mounted door closers in cement case that use a single door closing mechanism for single, double-acting, center-hung or offset applications. The Dorma BTS802 is a versatile product suitable for any floor covering or threshold height.

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Glass Cutting 101: Glass Cutting Tools

The craft of glass cutting has evolved over the years, not in the actual technique used but the glass cutting tools employed to fashion clean and accurate glass shapes.
The craft of glass cutting has evolved over the years, not in the actual technique used but the glass cutting tools employed to fashion clean and accurate glass shapes.

The craft of glass cutting has evolved over the years, not in the actual technique used but the tools employed to fashion clean and accurate glass shapes. The old school method – which is still in use - involves diamond cutting tools to make shallow scores on the piece of glass to break in into two pieces. However, the most popular and efficient manual cutting tool today is the Tungsten Alloy cutting wheel that accurately scores glass, and is available in different styles to cater to different applications and preferences. Today, the kiln former, glazier, professional/industrial or hobby glass cutter's toolkit has also expanded to include glass marking pencils and glass cutter oil.

 

Types of glass cutting devices and accessories

Manual glass cutting

CRL's range of manual glass cutting tools has something for every budget, from steel wheel and wood handles to brass handle self-oiling carbide wheel cutters. You can buy a full kit, individual tools, or replacement accessories. A best-seller is the CRL 202, an affordably-priced general-purpose glass cutter with a precision steel wheel and ball-end all-metal handle.


Mechanically assisted glass cutting

Find it a bit tough to cut ovals and circles? Mechanically assisted glass cutters like the 511CC simplify the job and enable you to create repetitive patterns with greater speed and accuracy.    

        


Straight edges and L-Squares

Straight edges and L-Squares help ensure straight line cuts and perfectly square corners. Depending on the accuracy you need, you can also choose from a range of clamps and vacuum devices.

Accessories and specialty tools

Like any craft, the output is expected to be refined, and the right accessories and specialty tools can enable this. You may want to look at the PTC12 production oil-feed t-cutter, or an edge scalloping and chipping tool to assist with your project.


Markers and engravers

Indispensable to the craft, pens, felt markers, pencils and engravers are the humble tools that play a role in deciding the quality of the output. It is best to stock up on them before you start your project.

Break out tools

Running and breakout tools also decide the quality of the output. They are an essential part of the glass cutting toolkit, regardless of whether you're cutting window glass or making a glass table top.

CRL also has a range of plastic and acrylic glass cutting products for both light and heavy-duty applications. Get more information here.

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Railing Types: A look into different railing systems

There are four main Architectural railing types: cap railing, post railing, standoff railing and frameless railing. Read More.
There are four main Architectural railing types: cap railing, post railing, standoff railing and frameless railing. Read More.

Architectural railing systems can be categorized into four railing types: cap railing, post railing, standoff railing and frameless railing. CRL manufactures a vast selection of railing kits for commercial and residential projects. The range also consists of hand railing brackets, such as the top-rated, ready-to-install HR15GBS available with three finishes.

 

Cap Railing

The cap railing systems you can consider for your projects include:

  • Roll formed round stainless steel cap rails with 90 degree or 135 degree horizontal roll formations, round connector sleeves, 7/8'' round roll or stabilizing end caps, and ½'' roll formed or stabilizing end caps. They can be considered for tubing such as the HR15BS98 brushed stainless steel, available in three architectural finishes.

      

   

  • Roll formed square stainless steel cap rail systems with 90 degree or 135 degree corners, black rubber inserts, and ½'' form end caps or connector sleeve.

    

  • Wood cap rails and accessories

    


Post Railing

CRL's has a comprehensive catalog of post railing systems:

  • P1 Series
  • P1Z Series
  • P2 Series
  • P3 Series
  • P4 Series
  • P5 Series
  • P6 Series
  • P7Z Series round post OR square post kits with glass lamps
  • P8 Series
  • P-Series Top Rail Install Tool Kit

    

Standoff Railing

The standoff railing catalog from CRL includes”

  • Standoff fitting
  • Cap Assembly
  • Hanger bolts
  • Hex nuts
  • Base and doomed cap
  • Replacement gasket set
  • Threaded rod
  • Head cap screws
  • Adjustable strap wrench

A top-rated product is the RSOB20BS brushed stainless steel glass rail standoff fitting with mounting plate, available in brushed or polished 316 Grade stainless steel finishes.

 

Another is the B5S10 heavy-duty square base shoe extrusion which is typically used for windscreens or glass railing systems

                                                                   

Frameless Railing

CRL's glass railing systems offer an all-glass frameless look, while the frameless windscreen base shoe system and brackets provide a maintenance-free glass wall. The frameless glass railing system meets the most stringent international code requirements for loads and impacts. As it is dry glazed, you don't have to worry about discoloration, delamination or creep.

For more information on all railing system components and accessories from CRL, please visit this page.

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