Saturday, July 23, 2016
A pleasant surprise...
So I chose a well-reviewed model (photo at right) and looked over the reviews. A surprising number of them mentioned challenges in installing the unit – nothing that reflected on the quality of the unit itself, just that it was tricky and time-consuming (one to two hours). I really didn't see any reason that it would be, but I steeled myself for the challenge UPS was going to deliver.
I received it yesterday, and installed it this afternoon. The instructions were crystal clear. It comes with a paper template that was easy to use, and was spot on. I drilled six pilot holes, spun in six screws, mounted the arm, adjusted it, and voila! ... I had a door closer. Total elapsed time: 12 minutes. Challenge level (1-10 scale): 1.5. Which leads to a ponder: who the heck are those people who wrote the reviews that had me a bit concerned about how hard this would be?
One lesson here: when I read in Amazon reviews that installation or assembly was “challenging”, I'm going to be a bit more skeptical of that than I have been :)