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Old 09-26-2016, 01:35 PM   #101
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Thanks Phil as I couldn't find tension nut on mine either. Will look for the other post you mentioned
On our door, it is right on top - the lever that articulates when the door is opened. I asked about loosening it to make the door easier to close and was told not to do it; that it would cause problems with the door closing.

In fact, I was told by the tech to not be afraid of slamming the door - that in many cases, a good slam was the only way to seat the door so you could engage the deadbolt.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #102
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On our door, it is right on top - the lever that articulates when the door is opened. I asked about loosening it to make the door easier to close and was told not to do it; that it would cause problems with the door closing.

In fact, I was told by the tech to not be afraid of slamming the door - that in many cases, a good slam was the only way to seat the door so you could engage the deadbolt.

Bob would you please take a picture of this tension bolt.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:05 PM   #103
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Bob would you please take a picture of this tension bolt.
Yes please take a picture and it sounds like your arm is different than ours.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:06 AM   #104
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Yes please take a picture and it sounds like your arm is different than ours.
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Bob would you please take a picture of this tension bolt.
Dan & Phil (and others who were confuzzeled)

First let me grab this towel and wipe the egg off my face.

So I went to the door to take said photo and guess what? Even though the tech told me there was a tension bolt (and looking up at the door you can see something that 'looks' like a bolt) when you actually get up close, it's not a bolt at all - it is some sort of rivet that holds the arms together and allows the door arm to articulate.

Lesson learned - never take advice at face value - have them SHOW you!


Apologies for causing confusion and more importantly for passing along misinformation
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #105
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That's "one" Bob. Lol

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Old 09-27-2016, 04:26 PM   #106
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That's "one" Bob. Lol

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Thanks Bob. You never know when FR may change a part. I believe you may be confusing the door bracket on top with advice given about the latch mechanism that is adjustable and can make the door hard to close. That is where you get the secondary latch by slamming the door. Anyway thanks fir clearing this up.
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Thanks Bob. You never know when FR may change a part. I believe you may be confusing the door bracket on top with advice given about the latch mechanism that is adjustable and can make the door hard to close. That is where you get the secondary latch by slamming the door. Anyway thanks fir clearing this up.
Hmmmm...any tips on how to adjust the door? Unless we slam the heck out of the door we can't get the deadbolt to engage. The tech told us it was OK to slam the door but....why if I don't have to?
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Hmmmm...any tips on how to adjust the door? Unless we slam the heck out of the door we can't get the deadbolt to engage. The tech told us it was OK to slam the door but....why if I don't have to?
I talked to Randy about the need to slam the door a couple of years ago. He said it's made that way in order to maintain a good seal/closure (or something of that nature). This actually makes sense since if it closed too easily, it may not seal completely.


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Thanks Rich. I guess I will just have to become a Rebecca Offendort
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