Iron Door Installation

Zen Iron Entry Doors Installation – Pivot and Hinge

STEP 1 / HINGE & PIVOT DOORS – INSTALLING THE FRAME

First, install the Zen Iron Door frame/jamb to your existing timber or steel opening structure.

The Zen Iron Pivot Door already comes pre-hung on the pivot hinge inside the Iron Frame. As the Iron Pivot Door within the Iron Frame will be quite heavy (72kg per square metre + framing) we recommend 4 people to lift the frame and pivot door into place.

There are usually 4 lugs (and sometimes 6) welded to the frame.

These will be bolted into the framing from the inside of the house using the 3 1/2” x 1/2” lag bolts.

IMPORTANT – Initially, only fasten the left and right top most lugs to the house framing. This is necessary to allow for some adjustment of the frame later.

STEP 2 / HINGE DOORS – PREPARING THE DOOR HINGES

Make sure the hinge bearings are installed. The hinge bearing is a thick brass washer that must be in place on each hinge pin.

The two heavy hinges should receive a very light application of oil or grease on both sides before the doors are hung. DO NOT get grease onto the painted surfaces as this can cause damage.

STEP HINGE DOORS – HANGING THE DOOR ONTO THE FRAME

Lift each door onto its hinge pins. As the doors are quite heavy, (72kg per sqm) we recommend 3-4 people per door.

If you have a double door, after the doors are hung, use the flush bolts on the edge of the inactive door to hold it closed.

STEP 4 / HINGE DOORS ADJUSTMENT

Even though you have checked your framing is plumb, there may be some small adjustment needed to ensure your doors are installed correctly.

For double doors if the top of the doors are not square the bottom of the door frame must be adjusted to the left slightly. The door tops and bottoms will line up perfectly in the centre when the frame is square.

Next check that your door closes evenly from top to bottom. If, when you close your door, the top or the bottom touches the astragal first then the jamb is slightly twisted.

You can adjust this by moving the appropriate lug inwards (towards the inside of the house) or outwards (towards the outside of the house) until the doors closes evenly top and bottom at the same time.

Once everything is adjusted correctly then secure the lower lugs in place with the lag bolts.

IMPORTANT – Check the fit of the doors once again to make sure nothing moved while you were tightening the bolts.

SIDELIGHTS AND/OR TRANSOM

If you have separate sidelights you will use joining bolts to fix them to the door jamb first. Apply all weather caulking between the sidelights and the jamb before joining.

Once joined together, the whole unit is bolted to the house framing as per above instructions.

If you have a separate transom, it is mounted above the door jamb and fastened into the framework just like the door. Install the door jamb first and then the transom. Apply caulking to the bottom of the transom before joining to the door jamb

With the door closed and looking from inside, check that the door is square. If it’s not, then the jamb is slightly out. You must move the bottom of the jamb to the left or right until the door lines up exactly.

ZEN IRON HINGE ENTRY DOOR - SHOP DRAWING

ZEN IRON PIVOT ENTRY DOOR - SHOP DRAWING

Zen Geo Iron Pivot Entry Door Shop Drawing