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Mounting a door closer properly

My door closer was damaged and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, there was also damage was to the wood where the mounting bracket would be placed.

What is the better solution, mounting the new bracket with only three of the four screws (due to the damage, the fourth cannot be installed at all) or moving the bracket from the front of the door jam to the back? It seems like moving it back will cause the angle the closer is at to change and I don't know how that will affect the operation of the closer.

Thanks for any help you can offer!
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Posted 2018-04-22T23:09:42+0000  by Adjoyal Adjoyal
 
Howdy Adjoyal,


From what it sounds like to me is that the door has done it's time. Without seeing the exact door and closer I can only guess that the door and closer would be more trouble than it's worth.

However, you could try to use carriage bolts and drill all the way through the door and put bolts instead of screws. 

This is just a guess since I cannot see a photo of the door and closer.


happy building,
Coach Dave
Posted 2018-04-23T23:03:53+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
 
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