How annoying is it to have your ankle bitten by a screen or storm door that closes too fast? Not only is it annoying, but it can really hurt! Why put up with a screen door hydraulic closer that no longer works well when you can fix or replace it in a few minutes.
Today I’ve partnered with National Hardware to show you an Easy Fix for a Screen/Storm Door Closer and save the skin on your heels.
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- Screen/Storm Door closer
- Drill with Phillips head bit
It is possible that your screen/storm door closer just needs to have the tension adjusted. Locate the tension adjustment screw on the end of the door closer. Turn the screw clockwise to tighten and make the door close slower. Turn the screw counter-clockwise to loosen and make the door close faster.
If the door closer continues to not operate smoothly (or the door closer is unsightly), you may need to replace it.
Close the door completely. Press up to remove the pin from the bracket and release the door closer barrel. If the pin is under too much tension, open the door an inch and slide the open clip against the barrel and try again.
Remove the pin from the door side bracket. The barrel can now be completely removed.
Loosen the screws from the bracket on the screen door to remove the bracket.
Loosen the screws from the door jamb bracket and remove.
Attach the new bracket to the door jamb with provided screws.
Slide hold open clip up against the closer barrel.
Insert the pin into the closer barrel and the jamb bracket.
Install new bracket onto screen door. Keep screws slightly loose.
Slip the other pin into the barrel and the bracket.
Slide the bracket away from the barrel until there is no slack. Tighten screws on the bracket.
Your new screen door closer is installed. Time to test the door.
Make any adjustments necessary to the tension screw.
That was an easy fix, wasn’t it?! Now, what else can you improve around your home. Check out all my Home & Auto Maintenance tutorials.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for National Hardware. I was provided complimentary hardware and was compensated for my time and efforts to promote National Hardware. I was not told what to write. All opinions are my own. I am particular about the brands I represent and will always let you know when you are reading a sponsored post.