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Surface Mounted Door Closer

Surface Mounted Door Closer
Average Customer Rating:
3.8 out of 5
3.8
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8 of 10(80%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
Review 1 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Simple effective door closure
26 Mar 2016
By
, Birmingham
" All to often people fit more substantial door closures thinking they need 1hr plus fire protection, all to often this is not required so fitting these units work well even on busy doors, I have fitted three of these on doors to toilets in a friends pub over a year ago and they are still working well. "
Review 2 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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door closer
2 Jul 2015
By
, South shields
" I bought this product to open my back door on my mobility hut to keep the door open when I drive in and out of my hut and yes it works. I unlock the door and it swings open gently, I am really pleased it worked. Thanks screw fix. "
Review 3 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Door Closer
25 Jun 2012
By
, belfast
" Good product but difficult to fit without a template "
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Useful little closer
18 May 2016
By
, Wincanton
" This is a good quality little closer that seems well made in sturdy materials. Hopefully it will last outside and it looks so much better than those naff springs. Chuck the screws - screws that come with items like this are never up to the job and invariably the heads will fall off! They are easy to fit, but, be warned, the barrel must be at least in line with the butt of the hinges to work, and this is sometimes difficult if drop on strap hinges are used as the butt is a long way to one side. The other thing to watch out for is that the arm is quite short, so if they have to be mounted too far to one side of the gate the closing effect is greatly reduced. I doubt that they would close as heavy gates as claimed in any case, but none the less a nice little closer. Ideal for lightweight internal doors, small garden gates preferably hinged with butt or T hinges. They work well as closers but do have a tendency to slam the gates when correctly adjusted and this can lead to the latch not catching first time, some sort of damping on the gate stop can resolve this.
They look and feel like they will last, but I fully expect to have to adjust them after a little while and they have settled.
I would have given five stars if the arm was a little longer and the screws were'nt so rubbish. "
Review 5 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Door closer
16 Nov 2015
By
, Warwick
" Had trouble fitting it because the screws would shear & had to adjust it a few times because it stopped working. It seems alright now it's been sorted. "
Review 6 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Functional
8 May 2015
By
, Cambridgeshire
" A simple but effective device for closing external doors (in this finish). Easy to fit requiring just 6 screws; instruction sheet is clear and easy to follow. In addition to the closer itself, the pack contains screws, adjuster arm etc. Good value for money and the only down side is that fixing screws are poor quality. "
Review 7 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Sofar, so good
30 Sep 2013
By
, Spetisbury
" After taking some time to adjust it, and lubricating the hinges, it needs time to settle in, then you can adjust it again! It's still ten times better than the spring one. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Poor Fixings and Instructions
3 Jan 2012
By
, Dereham
" It looks the part, but 50% of the screws sheared well before being tight in a softwood frame, the quality of screws used is so poor, pozi drive screws would be much better than the ones included as they didn't seem to be pozi or phillips. The instructions are wrong too and tell you to fit it the wrong way round so then has to come of and be refitted, just to cap it off, when you order black you dont expect to have to get black paint and paint the silver screw on the top that stands out like a sore thumb otherwise.
Apart from that, the product seems to work ok.
Also, just as a note, if you have antique style hinges that surface mount, then the closer has to be fitted further away than the door frame or it wont work.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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2 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
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none
16 Sep 2014
By
, RUK
" To close a small garden gate. It's a bit small and weak, but it may be alright. I shall see in a month or two. "
Review 10 for Sterling 3272 Surface Mounted Door Closer Black
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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1 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Breaks in a cold snap
10 May 2010
By
, Telford
" Probably fine when used indoors, but this was working fine on a gate, until in a cold snap the internal workings basically froze up. I knew as I tried opening the gate that I would break it, even opening it gingerly, but it was a choice of this or not using the gate until the weather changed. "
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.