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Door Handing

For Door Closers, pivots and pivot sets:

The hand of a door is always determined from the push side.

Handing

If it swings away from you to the left, it’s a Left Hand Door.

If it swings away from you to the right, it’s a Right Hand Door.

All Rixson single acting floor closers are handed. This is true of offset as well as center hung products.

Rixson offset pivots and pivot sets are handed. Center hung pivot sets are not handed. Exceptions are SPLO’s which may be handed due to their special application design.

Where handing is required, you will be prompted to select the correct hand.

There are no reverse bevel designations for floor closers or pivots/sets.

For Locks:

The hand of a door is always determined from the outside. Door locks can be prepared for four different swings.

For in-swinging doors, LH and RH are used to designate the direction of swing.

For out-swinging doors, the bevel of the door is reversed, and the handing is then designated as LHR or RHR.

Face the outside of the door to determine the hand. Here are some rules to follow:

  • The outside of an exterior door is the street or entrance side.
  • The outside of a room door is the hall side.
  • The outside of a single communicating door is the side from which the hinges are not visible when the door is closed.
  • The outside of a closet door is the room or hall side.

For Exit Devices:

The hand of a door is always determined from the outside.

Doors equipped with exit devices swing out only, and exit device handing is designated as reverse bevel.

The door is Left Hand Reversed if:

  • While you are standing outside of the room, you face the door and the hinges are on the left side.

The door is Right Hand Reversed if:

  • While you are standing outside of the room, you face the door and the hinges are on the right side.