CAN YOU INSTALL FANTOM INTO CARPET?
In short pile carpet – absolutely. It is suited to short pile carpet as you can push the sleeve down into the sub-floor to get good bearing without going too deep into the carpet pile.
Long/deep pile carpet is harder and not advised due to the gap created between the door and the sleeve. (Because the door needs to flow over the carpet and the floor sleeve must push deep into the pile. More than likely this will create a gap of more than 19/31” [15mm] max recommended.) A carpet punch is available.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION TIP – When installing into carpet, you need to punch or cut away the area of carpet you are about to drill to remove the carpet pile. If you don’t, the carpet will wrap around your drill bit and will cause a run in your flooring. If you don’t have a carpet punch, you can use a utility knife or small chisel.
HOW IS THE DOOR RELEASED ONCE IT IS ENGAGED?
The strike plate is designed with a hold open ‘dimple’ in the middle and a ‘turned down stop lip’ on one side only. This lip stops the door from traveling over the floor sleeve and the dimple then holds the door in that position. To release the pin and close the door simply pull on the door as you normally would, and the pin will travel out of the dimple and slide off the plate until the door is free. The pin will then just fall back down into the sleeve. Simple and easy.
HOW BIG IS THE HOLE YOU NEED TO DRILL IN THE FLOOR?
A standard 35/64” (14mm) hole in the floor 1 31/32” (50mm) deep.
HOW STRONG IS THE MAGNET? WILL IT KEEP MY DOOR OPEN?
It is an N33 Neodymium rare earth magnet. It pulls the pin out of the ground in 2/25ths of a sec. Once it is in the hold open position, it will hold your door there against the strongest of drafts. It does this by working in conjunction with our patented ‘dimple and lip combination’.
WHAT FINISH CHOICES ARE THERE?
Fantom Doorstop Premium comes in a wide range of finishes – 605 Polished Brass, 625 Bright Chrome, 626 Satin Chrome, Black, White, and Clear.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED GAP BETWEEN THE FLOOR AND THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR?
It is recommended that the gap does not exceed 19/32” (15mm).
If the gap is 19/32” (15mm) or more, you can purchase a 13/64” (5mm) Shim (Part Number: FANTOM-SHIM), that can be installed between the door and the strike plate.
This shim is specially designed to bring the strike plate down to an acceptable gap and still allow the magnet to sit down on top of the strike plate ensuring normal function.
HOW MANY SHIMS CAN I USE?
We recommend using only 1 shim. This means a 25/32” (20mm) gap under your door will reduce down to less than 19/32” (15mm). If your gap is bigger then the Fantom will not be suitable.
CAN I GET A LONGER PIN?
No, the pin should only ever lift out of the sleeve by 19/32” (15mm) maximum. With large gaps between the door and the floor, the door components are required to be packed down closer to the floor. We provide a 13/64” (5mm) shim that can be ordered. (Part Number: FANTOM-SHIM)
I HAVE LARGE DOORS AND THEY ARE QUITE HEAVY?
No trouble, larger doors will not affect the function of your Fantom doorstop at all. Just install as normal. The pin will still fire at the same speed and stop the door and the hold open strength will not change.
I HAVE A DOOR CLOSER ON MY DOOR. WILL FANTOM STILL HOLD IT OPEN?
The hold-open feature works with some door closers. Door closer may need to be adjusted for hold-open feature to function properly.
HOW DO I REMOVE PIN FROM SLEEVE?
This is easy! Simply swing door slowly towards the sleeve. As you get close to the sleeve you will see the pin start to rise out of the sleeve. Keeping the door there slide your finger under and put some sideways pressure on the pin. Move the door away and pull pin out! Simple.
WHAT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
Very little however, this depends where it is installed. For normal installations there will be no need for any maintenance. If it is installed in areas where exposed to high levels of dust, (like outdoor areas or decks) or some liquid compounds, (like found in pubs/bars and factories) then it may be necessary to remove pin from sleeve and give it a wipe over and dry off and place it back in sleeve.
I HAVE PIVOT DOORS AND WANT TO USE FANTOM IN THE MIDDLE INSTEAD OF DROP BOLTS. CAN THIS BE DONE?
Yes! We have a strike plate without a turn down lip, designed especially for pivot doors. This allows the door to be held in position but also allows the door to slide off in both directions. If desired, you can have multiple Fantom’s to create different hold open positions.
IS THE FANTOM COVERED UNDER WARRANTY?
The Fantom doorstop has a 2 year warranty. There is a lifetime full replacement warranty on the N33 magnet.
If installed correctly, Fantom will continue to function correctly for life.
IS THE DOOR HELD OPEN WITH THIS DOORSTOP?
No. The strike zone does not have a hold-open dimple and is flat. The strike zone has a 2 degree angle to encourage the door to close itself.
DO I NEED TO REMOVE THE DOOR TO INSTALL THE FIRE FANTOM?
No. The Fire Fantom can be installed after the door is hung.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM DOOR-FLOOR GAP I CAN HAVE?
1 3/16” (30mm). The Fire Fantom is adjustable up to a 1 3/16” (30mm) gap.
WHAT FINISHES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FLOOR SLEEVE?
The sleeve comes in a wide range of finishes – 605 Polished Brass, 625 Bright Chrome, 626 Satin Chrome, Black, White, and Clear.
WHAT FINISHES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FACE MOUNT?
Chrome and White.
WHAT IS THE HOLD-OPEN/RELEASE FORCE REQUIRED TO RELEASE THE DOOR FROM THE FANTOM DOORSTOPS THAT HAVE HOLD-OPEN FEATURES?
A third party performed a test to quantify the typical force required to release the Fantom Premium Doorstop. The results showed an average hold open/release force of 6.4 lb.
Fantom Hold-Open Force Test Summary