Pivot point located ¾” from the heel edge of the door. This dimension is a constant. The pivot point is located in front of the door with the pivot knuckle visible. This position is normally ¾” or 1-½” but can be extended with special product.
Used on rabbeted frames
Single Acting only
Depending on pivot or closer being used, it can swing 180º.
Center Hung with Pivot Point Moved
Pivot point centered in thickness of the door
Pivot point can be moved closer toward the lock edge of the door.
Used on Cased Opening Frames
Single acting or Double acting
When single acting pivots or closers are used, there must be a frame or angle stop at the lock edge of the door.
Depending on the location of the frame, doors with standard edge-of-door installations can rarely swing more than 130º.
Cannot be used on fire rated doors
Center hung closers are not recommended on residences.
Pivot point is located in the frame.
Pocket pivots can only swing 90º.
Doors open into and sit in a pocket in the wall.
Primarily used for fire rated, cross-corridor doors