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Fitting Door Closer to a Hollow Door

Postby Witterings » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:11 am

I'm relatively new to DIY so limited knowledge but always eager to learn ... I've just bought one of these door closers and it has a sentence in the fitting instructions that says drill into a cross beam ....

https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke- ... -5mm/5711g

I'm guessing that means into solid wood as opposed to a hollow part of a door frame????

The type of door it'll be fitted to is one of the generic ones similar to this

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Woburn- ... lsrc=aw.ds

I'd always assumed they were just hollow but maybe it's too big an area without something holding it together in the middle ... if they do have a solid cross beam how would I find out where it runs as there aren't any obvious signs on the door itself??

My 1st ever post in a DIY forum so plese be gentle as you take my DIY cherry :-)
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