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Rixson – Pivots

Pivot sets provide the best possible means of hanging a door. They are designed to work with the laws of physics to provide long-lasting performance and reliability.

  • The weight of the door is supported at the bottom by the floor – Uses principles of gravity to its advantage
    • Door swings with less resistance
    • Heavier doors can be accommodated
  • Reduced stress on frame
    • Fasteners are in shear, not tension
    • Eliminates door sag
    • Vertically adjustable
  • Heavy-duty hardened steel spindles
    • Thrust bearing supports vertical load
    • Needle bearings and bushings for lateral force
    • Extra heavy-duty models also have an additional surface applied thrust bearing to handle heavier or high-traffic doors
  • Offset pivots provide better weight distribution and can accommodate taller doors
  • Intermediate pivots are used for alignment and to ensure proper installation of bottom pivot or floor closer
  • Center hung pivots are used for aesthetics or if the pivot point is going to be moved nearer the lock edge of the door
  • PIVOTS DO NOT RETURN DOORS TO CENTER. Pivots in this section are for door hanging means only. For door control see door closer catalog sections.