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How to Adjust Slamming

The Touch 'n Hold has the added advantage of being able to adjust the slamming speed at the end of the closing cycle to accommodate normal doors with a lighter slam and heavier doors with a stronger slam.  This ensures that your door, no matter how heavy, will latch even if the main door is closed.  Without a strong enough slamming speed, many storm doors will not latch when the main door is closed because of an air pocket that forms in-between doors as the storm door shuts.  This can be both expensive and annoying in cooling and heating months.  This is not a problem with the Touch 'n Hold.  Changing the slamming speed involves rotating the door mounted bracket 180* and changing the pin location.  See the process below or click on the link below for more detailed instructions.

 

To adjust closing slamming (w/ designer door bracket):

Little or no slamming is needed to latch a light screen door while strong slamming is needed to latch a door provided with heavy window and tight seals.

There are four adjusting positions by reversing the arrow direction on the door brackets and changing the hole that is used to attach the closer:

 

Standard Installation - Installation instructions

  • Standard Installation:
    Arrow on door bracket is pointed towards the closer and closer attached to door bracket using the front hole.

 

 

More Slamming - Installation instructions

  • More Slamming:
    (for heavy window and tight seals) Arrow on door bracket pointed away from closer and closer attached to door bracket using the front hole.

 

 

Less Slamming - Installation instructions

  • Less Slamming:
    Arrow on door bracket pointed away from the closer and closer attached to door bracket using the rear hole.

 

 

Least Slamming - Installation instructions

  • Least Slamming:
    (for light screen doors) Arrow on door bracket pointed towards the closer and closer attached to door bracket using the rear hole.

 

 

 

To adjust closing slamming (w/ adjustable door bracket):

 

The door bracket can be positioned towards or away from the hinge side of the door by loosening. The further from the door jamb you adjust the bracket, the door will have less closing force. The closer you adjust the bracket to the door jamb, the door will have more closing force.

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Slamming Speed Instructions