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How to stop shed door slamming

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by PeteWilliams, 6 Nov 2020.

  1. PeteWilliams

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    Hi,

    The kids keep leaving the shed door open when getting their bikes out, and the wind can slam it shut with enough force to take off some fingers or break a limb.

    What I want is something that will force it to close at a slow, controlled pace, but will also allow the door to stay open. Ideally at 180 degrees, where it could be held open with a cabin hook, but less would be OK.

    The closest thing I can think of is these door closers with a 'hold open arm', however they seem to all fit on the opening side of the door, which on my shed would be exposed to the elements.


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    Can anyone think of a product that fits my needs?

    Thanks

    Pete
     
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    I use a brick.
     
  4. how about a friction slide stay?
     
  5. freddiemercurystwin

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    Be thankful your kids are active. :)
     
  6. Harry Bloomfield

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    On my small doors into the garage and the workshop, I have a simple gadget, with a sliding steel arm and a latch. If I fully open the door, it latches and stays open until I pull a release cord. On my garden hut door, I have a steel plate and on the hut wall it would open against, I have a repurposed large hard disk magnet. Open the door and it stays open wide, retained by the magnet.

    I live at a high spot, so it is sometimes quite windy.
     
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  8. johnny2007

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    Take the door off, doesn't serve any real purpose.
     
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    Have a line over a pulley attached to garage door, other end has a length of chain to match door weight which falls into a piece of downpipe to keep action smooth .
    Closes the door even in wind without slamming and use a bicycle kick stand screwed to bottom of door to hold open when required , can be set or released with the foot .
     
  11. JobAndKnock

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    [Edited] We're back to the bricks again, Foxhole, just this time one has some string and a pulley artached whilst the other just holds the door open..
     
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  12. PeteWilliams

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    Thanks all, I've got with a door closer as in my original post - turns out you can use it on the inside of the door just by mounting it upside down.
     
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    Door closers can be installed on the door, on the wall or even at the top.of the door casing with the arm at the bottom (requires a bracket which may or may not be in the kit). AFAIK there is no "upside down", at least on modern closers which have a square drive on both edges to allow left and right fitting
     
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    Read this several times, can't make head nor tale of it, anyone else?
     
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    Better? (edited)
     
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