what's in a Name?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by hillmarket, 27 Oct 2010.

  1. hillmarket

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    Can someone tell me the proper name for what I call a door stop- no not the fire extinguisher or old iron you put at the bottom of the door to stop it closing!- but that long piece of wood planted on the door liner to ensure the door closes correctly.Also are you able to buy them at a particular width-I'd like some say 85mm in width by 12-14mm thick & tapering down to about 1-2mm at the edge of the door frame/liner.
     
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    Always known it as a loose rebate stop - if i'm understanding what youre saying :?:
     
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    Helo KevelJay,Thanks for your reply-it's those three pieces of wood,two down the middle or perhaps as in my case 35m in from the edge? of the door liner (& one across the top) which stop the door as you pull or push it to close it.Your explanation is probably right given my rather vague enquiry.

    Rgds,
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    Funnily enough, they are called door stops.
     
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    Hello Woody,I thought so too but just try &'Goggle'- Door Stop- and see what you get;nothing but little pigs,frogs & sweet dolls and all keeping doors open but nothing to do with keeping them properly closed!
     
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    Way back when i were a lad these were called clapping strips!
     
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    ah, that's the problem. If you want to buy some, you don't google "door stops" you google "pieces of wood"
     
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    Hello again Wooy,Never would have thought of it in a million years!Thanks very much for both pointing this out and for taking the trouble in responding to my question.

    Rgds,
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    Wooy? :confused:
     
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    Hillmarket. Defo always called these a loose rebate stop, although this could be a colloquialism :rolleyes: . Essentially, two types of door casing are available - 1: Inbuilt rebate to hang the door into 2: Flat casing with loose rebate stops that you can position anywhere witin the casing reveal.
     
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    If you don't have the tools yourself , you will need to go to a timber merchants and get them to machine up a couple of lengths for you or modify some chamfered skirting.
    As you want something profiled you will have to scribe or mitre the joints in the corners
     
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