Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Meg Looks impressive but locked up on me.
The tap only worked for a while then began to refuse to hold door. When it did hold the door it wouldn't release easily, today it locked up and I had to remove it to close the door. Maybe I just got a lemon!
September 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TIC Bad door Closer
Hard to use. Used it to hold thd door open. Had to remove it to close the door.
May 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HeyYou Incorrect recommendation using 2 closers
1. Packaging recommends using 1 or 2 closers depending on door type.
Recommends 2 HD closers for our full glass storm door. One being the Tap N Go, and the other HD w/out that feature.
No real data on timing the closing rates to equalize hinge pressure, and when getting the timing the same....the Tap N Go opening force is much higher than the other HD closer.
Home Boss (wife) made one nasty comment about how hard it is to open
2. Installation sheet worthless unless you use magnifying 'helpers'. Crammed English, French, and Spanish.....onto one page, and left the back page blank!
Nothing more needs to be said on that.
January 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 8004663337 Works well, but you need space
1. When our doors are closed, there is 3" of space from the interior face of the screen door to the exterior face of the house door. This, as far as I can discern, is the minimum amount of space required to use this closer. But, when both doors are closed, the house door depresses the Tap N Go button, causing the screen door to stand open automatically when next used. Is this a major pain? No. But, we had to retrain ourselves to disengage the screen door so it closed behind us. If you have a similar amount of clear space to us but still want the Tap N Go style feature, opt for a closer where the button is on the top or bottom of the arm.
2. Where we live, it is windy. The wind will often disengage the hold-open ratchet on this closer. The ratchet is engaged when the button is depressed and you let go of the door at the desired opening width. To disengage, you push the door open a bit more, and then the door will close on its own. So, if you have the door held open and the wind pushes it just a bit more open, the door will then close on its own.
March 14, 2015