How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer on Your Home

Installing a pneumatic door closer.
Installing a pneumatic door closer on a door.

If you have a problem with a door always being left open in your home, a pneumatic door closer might be just the answer. Residential door closers now come in a variety of styles and colors, making them more visually pleasing than their commercial counterparts.

Pneumatic door closers are easy to install. Here’s how to go about it.

How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer:

  1. Choose a model and color that will blend in with the woodwork in your home.
  2. Position paper templates that comes with the closer to the door facing and door, as shown in the instructions, and hold them in place with tape.
  3. Drill pilot holes through the template into the door facing and door.
  4. Screw the door closer to the door facing.
  5. Screw the arm bracket to the door.
  6. Attach half of the closing arm to the door closer.
  7. Attach the other half of the closing arm to the door.
  8. Link the two halves of the closing arms together.
  9. Adjust the tension screw on the pneumatic cylinder to regulate the closing speed.
  10. Add the cover housing to give the residential door closer a finished look.

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