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Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

By July 19th, 2017 About Containers No Comments

Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

Whether you are interested in buying or renting a shipping container, you must know the proper way to open & close the doors. It might seem intuitive but there can be a few snags along the way if not performed properly.

It is important to note that the container must be on as level a surface as possible.  If it’s not a level surface, you may be required to shim up a corner(s), to ensure the container is level.  

Once the container is level, proceed with opening the right-hand door first.

(1) Once you release the handle hinges upwards you simply pull the handle up and then rotate them out and towards you or away from you (depending on the container).

(2) This rotates the long silver poles called locking rods that are attached to both handles and the cam keepers.

(3) The cam keepers lock the top and bottom of the door of the container and seal it shut. Rotating the handles will disengage the keepers and break the seal. Once they are unlocked you simply pull the door open and repeat on the opposite side.

It is a pretty simple process that gets easier the more you do it. However, there can be some problems along the way that you might want to double check first.  You always want to check for an uneven surface, rusted door seals, torn or damaged gaskets (rubber seals around the doors), and even distribution of items on the inside.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902.



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