Automatic gate closers are becoming increasingly popular for their convenience and security in residential and commercial areas. The gate closers ensure gates close automatically, and provide safety and peace of mind for the citizens. In order to maintain long life use, understanding the installation process, maintenance tips, and troubleshooting common issues is a must.

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Simple Installation Process

Simple Installation Process for an automatic gate closer is as follow:

Step 1: Assess the gate’s size and weight to choose the right gate closer.
Step 2: Use precise measurements to mark and drill closer attachment points, ensuring alignment.
Step 3: Gather the following essential tools: Screwdriver • Drill • Tape measure • (Additional tools may be required for specific installations, such as hex wrenches)
Step 4: Securely attach the closer to the gate and align it for proper installation.
Step 5: Adjust the tension for smooth operation of the gate.
Step 6: Verify proper closing and security functionality of the gate.

Go deeper on how to install self closing door closers here.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance is vital to keep your automatic gate functioning efficiently. This includes periodic lubrication of moving parts, checking for wear and tear, and ensuring the power source (if applicable) is functioning correctly. Besides, cleaning the gate and the closer mechanism from debris and dust also helps in maintaining a smooth operation. Lastly, scheduling routine check-ups can prevent major malfunctions and extend the life of your automatic gate.

Waterson automatic gate closer

Besides, to proactively prevent the wear and tear of door hardware, stainless steel automatic gate closer can be an outstanding choice. While providing the strongest metal that can utilize the door function, these gate closers can support the performance with multiple features, including:

  • Soft Closing: Oil-controlled dynamic braking responds effectively to sudden wind changes without leakage.
  • Adjustability: Features 3 adjustable setting speeds and buffering control over the closing speed.
  • Stainless Steel: Made with 304 and 316 stainless steel to withstand the elements and heavy use.
  • Weatherproof: Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, storms, winds, and extreme temperatures.
  • Rust Resistance: Waterson’s storm door hinges satisfied the A156.7 standard for over 200 hours in a 5% salt.
  • Load-Bearing Capacity: Waterson hinges can support heavy loads – three hinges can bear over 260 lbs, and four hinges up to 440 lbs.
  • Ease of Installation: Straightforward to install, reducing complexity and time involved.
  • Hinge Code Applications: Meets California Building Code 2016 (1126A.4.2 Spring hinges), ADA 404.2.8.2 standards, and even more!

Waterson Heavy Duty Automatic Gate Closer

Waterson Gate Closer combines an overhead closer into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These gate closers are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The closers 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 gate 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.

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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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