Mounting example GTS 180/170 type 1 - Mounting on gateposts with 90° hinges
I. Check material and tool list
Including in the delivery are the garden gate closer, two steel brackets with different side lengths, 2 screws M6 x 30mm, 2 screws M6 x 40 mm, 4 Filipp-dowels M6, 2 cap nuts und 2 lock nuts.
WARNING: The garden gate closer is preloaded! The preloading safety should not be removed before installation! Due to preloading, the threaded rods of the gate closer are skewed. They will adjust during assembly.
- 1 Garden gate closer
- 1 steel bracket (bracket 1): 80 or 120 mm
- 1 steel bracket (bracket 2): 60 mm
- 2 cap nuts
- 2 lock nuts
- 2 screws M6 x 30 mm
- 2 screws M6 x 40 mm
- 4 Filipp-dowel M6
You will need a cordless screwdriver with a 5mm/10mm metal drill and a inbus screwdriver (4mm). Furthermore you need a spirit level, a measuring tape, a pen, a hammer, a center punch and two 13 mm open end wrenches.
II. Determine type of mounting
The following mounting example shows the mounting Type 1, that is the mounting at gates with posts and centrally located door hinges. In this variant, usually the 80 mm bracket (bracket 1) is sufficient. For other mounting types, you may eventually need a longer bracket. All available mounting brackets can be found in the category Accessories.
III. 6 steps for successful mounting
- Determine mounting position of gate closer
- Measure bracket 1 post-sided
- Measure bracket 2 on the gate
- Check the piston stroke
- Mounting brackets
- Insert and tighten the garden gate closer
Step 1: Determine mounting position of gate closer
First, you need to determine the position of the gate closer. It can be positioned at the top of the gate, in the middle or at the bottom. It is important that it is mounted levelled! As well, the two brackets (bracket 1 and bracket 2) need to find sufficient hold on the gatepost and on the gate respectively. The larger bracket (bracket 1) is to be mounted on the post. The smaller bracket (bracket 2) is to be mounted on the gate.
Step 2: Measure bracket 1 post-sided
After having positioned the gate closer correctly, check the distance of the gate's pivot point (located in the middle of the hinges) and the pivot point of the closer (chosen mounting hole of bracket 1). For measuring use the larger bracket (bracket 1).
The sum of the two lengths A and B should not exceed 150 mm, and also should not be less than 140 mm either. However, if the sum of the distances is bigger than 150 mm, the gate can only be opened a little less than 90° at worst.
Note: As long as the distances are correct the gate closer can be mounted in any of the two mounting holes. When using a larger bracket (90 or 120 mm), it is of advantage to choose one of the middle holes so that the gate closer can be fine-tuned afterwards.
Step 3: Measure bracket 2 on the gate
Now, the second bracket (bracket 2) has to be positioned correctly on the gate. Therefore, the distance between the two mounting holes (that is the chosen mounting hole on bracket 1 and the mounting hole on bracket 2) must be 585 mm. Exact measurement is essential here!
But be careful: If this distance is too small, the gate will only open a little less than 90°. If it is too big, the gate won´t close entirely.
Now check the vertical position of the brackets using the spirit level!
Attention: If you adjust the position of bracket 1 later, bracket 2 must be re-positioned as well to ensure the correct hole-to-hole distance.
Step 4: Check the piston stroke
The next step is checking the correct piston stroke. The door is opened and the hole-to-hole distance measured. In this example 435 mm. The difference is 150 mm (585 mm - 435 mm = 150 mm). Very important the difference should be between 130 mm et 160 mm.
Step 5: Mounting brackets
Having measured the distance correctly, mark, centre-punch and then drill both holes for the brackets using a 10 mm drill. We recommend to predrill with a 5 mm drill. To mount the Filipp-dowels, you can use the dowel fixing accessory available on our website. After the mounting of the Filipp-dowels is completed, the brackets are fixed using the appropriate screws. On the gate the 30 mm screws are used (bracket 2). On the post the 40 mm screws are used (bracked 1).
Step 6: Insert and tighten the garden gate closer
For easier mounting, the garden gate closer is pre-loaded when delivered. Before mounting the closer, the locking nuts have to be screwed onto the threded rots.
For inserting the gate closer, open the gate until the gate closer can be put into the respective holes without applying any forces. The thicker end of the closer is to be put into bracket 1 (near the wall). The slimmer end is being inserted into bracket 2 (on the gate).
Finally, the garden gate closer is fixed using the cap nuts. Therefore, screw on and tighten the cap nuts using the locknuts. In this step the nuts should be tightened in such a fashion, so that the threaded rods are straightened and stand in right angles to the mounting bracket.
Note: In most cases, the pre-loading security bolt loosens by itself during this procedure. In case that the bolt remains, carefully move the gate just a few millimetres towards its opening direction!
You’ve done it. We hope you enjoy your new garden gate closer!
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