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Taymor series 500 door closer mounting instructions

Updated July 20, 2017

Taymor is one of the leading names in automatic door closers that are used on heavy wooden doors typically found in offices. Taymor door closers use a pneumatic spring to close doors. The Taymor 500 is a slightly older version door opener that has since been replaced by the Taymor 600. However, installation procedures for both models are essentially the same. It will take you about 30 minutes to install your door closer.

Determine whether the door you will be installing your Taymor on is a door that swings open from the left or right side. For doors that open towards the left, you will position the main arm and arm shoe of the forearm to the left hand side of the door opener base. For doors that open to the right, the main arm and arm shoe of the forearm will be positioned towards the right.

Climb your step ladder with the door closer in hand. Position the door closer where you will be mounting it on the top of the door. The main body should be mounted about 3 to 4 inches down from the top of the door. Make pencil marks through the main body's mounting holes on the door where it will be mounted.

Use a drill to drill out four starter holes where you will be mounting the main body. If you are dealing with a metal door and door frame, you will need to use drill bits designed for metal to drill the starter holes.

Using a screwdriver and the mounting hardware that comes with your door opener, mount the door opener main body to the top of the door.

Mount the arm shoe of the forearm to the frame above the door in the same way you mounted the door opener. Use your drill to make starter holes and then use the packaging hardware and a screwdriver to install it.

Set the forearm length so that it will create a 90-degree angle when the door is closed and then attach the forearm to the main arm at the junction elbow. Use a wrench to tighten the locknut at the elbow. Place the pinion cap (which will be included in the door opener's mounting hardware) on the shaft at the bottom of the door closer.

Things You'll Need

  • Step ladder
  • Pencil
  • Taymor door closer and hardware
  • Drill with metal drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
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