Project Description

Recently, Waterson addressed a special challenge when a client wanted our heavy-duty 4.5″ hydraulic door closers with Wilson aluminum jambs. The main issue stemmed from the larger barrel size of the old closers, which did not align well with the jambs’ flush casing. This resulted in the hinge leaves not fitting properly, complicating the installation and affecting door functionality.

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Solution Implemented

To solve the specific installation challenges, Waterson responded with a customized hydraulic door closers, specifically designed with a 4.5” x 5” dimension. This customization ensured compatibility with the aluminum jambs, resolving the initial issue where the flush casing prevented the door closer leaves from fitting properly. The door closer adjustments made to the closer leaf allowed it to adapt to the jamb structure fully, ensuring a seamless installation.

Hydraulic Door Closer Exceptional Features

Waterson hydraulic door closer incorporates several exceptional features to enhance door functionality and user experience:

  • Door Stop Mechanism: Prevents wall damage by controlling the door swing.
  • Hold Open: Allowing doors to remain open as needed.
  • Fire-rated: Meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated.
  • Hydraulic Action Zone (HAZ): Hydraulic mechanism decelerates door closing speed within the final 30°, ensuring safety and quiet operation.
  • Adjustment Capabilities: Includes 3 setting adjustments to easily control the speed. Learn more about hydraulic door closer speed adjustment here.
  • Buffering Feature: Provides further control over door closing speed, ideal for doors that open ≤ 120° and operate in environments above 32°F (0°C)

For further information about Waterson K51M-455 Hydraulic Door Closers, click here.

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Waterson Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Hydraulic Door Closer

Waterson Door Closer combine an overhead closer into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door-stop features. These closers are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closes are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson door closers meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features. 

Request For Information

Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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