If you have a side-hinged trash or laundry chute and the door needs a new closer, you may want to consider using an 8 ” hydraulic retracted closer kit with arm. The hydraulics will provide automation of the closing action, and the retracted arm means it will take up less space which is why it is perfect for a side-hinged door.
8″ Hydraulic Retracted Closer Kit For A Side Hinged Door
When you purchase the full kit, you get the hydraulic assembly, the arm which has a pivot point midway through the part, all the necessary mounting brackets for your installation. It can be used on doors that have hinges on either the left or the right side of the door. The pivot point means the arm takes up only half of the space that a stiff arm does. Typically the pivot point is located in the center of the arm so it folds in half on itself.
You can use it on a variety of doors that range in size from 12” x 15” up to 24” x 24”. One of the nice things about replacement parts is that they are often universal and will be a perfect fit for a number of manufacturers. An 8 inch hydraulic closer with arm is ideal for smaller, or light weight doors, and also for the heavier doors up to a 24″ x 24″.
Hydraulic closers can also be used to update existing hardware to make doors easier to use. Imagine how much tenants will appreciate being able to use the chute in their building and have the door automatically close when they are done. This is preferable in senior homes and handicapped facilities.
If you are looking to update your house and add a trash or laundry chute on the upper floors where the bedrooms are so that laundry can get to the basement more safely and easily, consider adding the 8 inch hydraulic retracted closer kit to your door. It will make it easier for children to operate, too. As any parent knows, it can be difficult to get children to clean their rooms, but when you have a laundry chute, chore day can be turned into fun day. If the door closes automatically, you then have some entertainment also, because what child would not love to watch a door close without any hands touching it?
No matter how careful residents are, and no matter how lovingly the chute is maintained, the closing mechanism does wear out from time to time. A hydraulic closer is easy to purchase and easy to install on the door. The parts are much less expensive than replacing the entire door. Budget-minded building owners will appreciate the price of the closer, and maintenance workers will appreciate how simple it is to use.