We like to have windows open upstairs, but for various reasons need to keep
2 of the bedrooms shut during the night, all the bedrooms are opposite the
bathroom which has a window open all the time for ventilation. Problem is in
one of the rooms, if the window is even slightly open in there and the
smallest draught appears, the door pulls and bangs all night. We need the
fresh air (it's a very hot house), so is there anything we can do to the
door (apart from leaving it open) that would stop it banging? As far as I
can tell, they're just the bog standard wooden doors covered in painted
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This is a simple problem to resolve without incurring any expense.
1 You can take the mortise latch receiver off, and adjust its housing
further back into the frame (towards the doorstop) and cutting it if
necessary, fill the screw holes and then refix the receiver. It really is
easier than it sounds.
2 Remove the slamming side and head door stop (presuming it's a normal
lining), close the door into the latch receiver, push the doorstops lightly
against the door and renail it - then all should be ok.
If you are still having problems, keep playing with both or either of the
above methods using minor adjustments (usually with a hammer and a bit of
scrap wood to tap things either in or out) until all is correct.
Bloody useful a well placed hammer and a piece of scrap wood in the right
I used a couple of those little sticky backed rubber feet for computers when
my sons bedroom door did this at our last house. Just stuck them on to the
door stop at top and bottom, not too unsightly unlike rubber bands, and a
lot less trouble than all the re painting required when moving the doorstop.
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