Sign In
Print Get Connected  
90 Series Surface Overhead Door Holders & Stops

Select Sweets ProductTAG to Annotate Content

90 Series Heavy-Duty
Glynn-Johnson 90 series holders and stops are the most rugged models available for heavy-duty applications. The channel is surface-mounted to the door, most often with sex bolts, and the jamb bracket is surface mounted to the jamb, requiring minimal door and frame preparation.
These versatile units can be used in conjunction with most surface-applied door closers. The provided templates allow for variable mounting positions, ranging from 85º to 110º Hold-Open/Stop angle. These templates are designed for installation in almost all types of doors, including doors with conventional butt-type hinges or specialty hinges.
Four Models:
  • 90H Series Hold-Open Model
  • 90S Series Stop-Only Model
  • 90F Series Friction Hold-Open Model
  • 90SE Series Special Stop-Only Model
Five Sizes:
  • Simple
  • Standardized
  • Each model is available in five sizes
Three Options:
  • J—Angle Jamb Bracket
  • SHIM—Blade Stop Shim Kits
  • SOC—Pin-in-Socket Security Screw Package
Unmatched Convenience:
  • Non-Handed
  • Improved Compatibility with Door Closers
  • Single-Acting Doors
  • Interior/Exterior Applications
  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Improved Corrosion Resistance
  • Function Conversion Kits Available
Materials and Finishes:
In 300 series Stainless Steel, Brass and Steel substrates, these models are available in the largest selection of finishes in the industry. Stainless Steel models offer the highest resistance to corrosion. Available in the following finishes:
US3 Polished Brass
US4 Satin Brass
US10 Satin Bronze
US10B Oil Rubbed Bronze
US32 Polished Stainless Steel
US32D Satin Stainless Steel
SP4 Powder Coat Brass
SP10 Powder Coat Bronze
SP28 Powder Coat Aluminum
SP313 Powder Coat Dark Bronze
SPBLK Powder Coat Black
652 Chrome-like Coating
Glynn-Johnson 90 Series door holders and stops provide long-lasting protection for doors, frames and hardware. All models incorporate a heavy-duty channel/slide-arm design and offset jamb bracket. This unique design allows for simple field modification of functions, should user requirements change.
90H Series Hold-Open
(Suffix H) Hold-Open models provide a convenient method of holding the door open at a predetermined position for short or long periods of time, permitting an unobstructed traffic flow through the opening. The Hold-Open function can easily be turned on or off by simply rotating the serrated knob on the bottom of the channel. This knob engages the Hold-Open mechanism, allowing the door to be held open at a predetermined position ranging from 85º to 110º. When the knob is flipped over, it acts as a stop and shock absorber.
The tension on the Hold-Open mechanism can be adjusted using a phillips screwdriver to offset air currents or other exterior conditions. The Hold-Open tension adjustment is located on the top of the slider in the channel.
90S Series Stop-Only
(Suffix S) When the Hold-Open function is not a requirement, Stop-Only models provide a reliable method of door control. Stop-Only models provide the same shock-absorbing capability as Hold-Open models. The Stop-Only model may be used on fire doors.
90F Series Friction Hold-Open
(Suffix F) Friction Hold-Open models are ideal for patient room doors, wardrobe and closet doors or similar applications where multiple Hold-Open positions are desired. The friction tension can be adjusted through the top of the channel using an allen wrench. The friction tension adjustment is located on the top of the slider in the channel.
90SE Series Special Stop-Only
(Suffix SE) When Stop-Only models are used in conjunction with single-point, Hold-Only electronic door closers, the Stop-Only function may be ordered without the shock-absorbing mechanism. Used as an auxiliary stop, these models prolong the life of the closer. The stop location is adjusted using an allen wrench on the stop block located in the channel.
Note: Caution should be taken when using this option in other applications, as the elimination of the shock-absorbing spring can put added stress on the door and frame.

UL Classification
The 90 series Stop-Only models are classified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as Miscellaneous Fire Door Accessories. This classification applies to use on either Hollow Metal Fire Doors or Wood Fire Doors. These units may be used on doors of any rating. As a reminder, the Miscellaneous Fire Door Accessories (GVUX) section is defined by UL as: “Miscellaneous fire door accessories are intended in the individual Listings. The accessories have been investigated to determine that when installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, the accessories do not adversely affect the fire rating of the fire door and/or fire door frames.”

Dead-Stop Templating
Dead-stop templating is recommended for applications where a wall or similar obstruction is placed at an opening angle of 110º or less (i.e., doors that open back-to-back). Dead-stop templating can be applied to Hold-Open, Stop-Only and Friction models. The Dead-Stop position is the point at which the shock-absorbing spring is fully compressed. Therefore, when Dead-Stop Templating is used, the initial degree of opening will be 5º to 7º less than the Dead-Stop opening.

Example: If the holder is templated to a 100º Dead Stop, the door will hold open at an angle between 93º and 95º but no further than 100º

Note: Do not use dead-stop templating on the 90SE Series since there is no shock-absorbing spring.

Environmental Considerations
Environmental factors should always be considered when specifying overhead holders and stops. Doors that are positioned on a building’s exterior or subject to corrosive conditions should be equipped with a holder constructed primarily of stainless steel or brass materials. For interior applications, steel is acceptable, though brass substrates generally provide a more attractive architectural-grade finish.

Function Conversion Kits

  • FK90H—Converts a 90F or a 90S unit into a 90H unit. To order specify FK90H.
  • FK90F—Converts a 90H or a 90S unit into a 90F unit. To order specify FK90F.
  • FK90SE—Converts a 90H, 90F or a 90S unit into a 90SE unit. To order specify FK90SE–Finish.
  • No kit is needed to convert a 90H or 90F unit into a 90S unit.

90 Series Sizing Chart
Butts/Offset Pivots Center Hung
Size Door Opening Stop Only Hold Open Door Opening Stop Only Hold Open
1 --- --- --- --- --- ---
2 27-1/16"-27" 902S 902H 27-1/16"-27" 902S 902H
3 27-1/16"–33" 903S 903H 33-1/16"–39" 903S 903H
4 33-1/16"–39" 904S 904H 39-1/16"–45" 904S 904H
5 39-1/16"–45" 905S 905H 45-1/16"–51" 905S 905H
6 45-1/16"–51" 906S 906H 51-1/16"–59" 906S 906H

BHMA/ANSI, A156.8 & FED. Spec. Cross Reference
G-J Model BHMA FED. Spec.
902 - 906H C02511 1161
902 - 906S C02541 1161A
902 - 906F C02531 ---

Suffix J (Angle Jamb Bracket):
An angle jamb bracket is available for converting standard models to hinge-side or flush transom mounting. The angle jamb bracket affixes to the standard jamb bracket. If ordered with the unit add suffix J. If needed separately order 90J by finish needed.

Suffix SOC (Pin-in-Socket Security Screws):
A screw package with pin-in-socket screws for mounting the door bracket and the jamb bracket is provided instead of the standard screw package.

Suffix SHIM (Blade Stop Shims):
Shim kits are available in 3 sizes
90 SHIM1 is a 1/4" Shim Kit
90 SHIM2 is a 1/2" Shim Kit
90 SHIM3 is a 3/4" Shim Kit

If ordered with overhead, add suffix SHIM (1, 2 or 3). If needed separately order 90 SHIM (1, 2 or 3)–Finish.