door stops

What are your favorite kind of door stops? Do you prefer those that attaches to the hinge, springs, the rigid ones, the door handle ones, or floor mounted ones?
This would be for a kitchen door that goes to the yard.
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On 6/19/2012 9:53 AM, badgolferman wrote:

i went to the fabric store and bought heavy duty sofa material, and sewed small rectangular bags. i filled them with small gravel and sewed up the last seam. they're soft, stay in place, can be moved to clean the floors, match the current furniture, don't snag anything passing by, and aren't ugly permanent.
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badgolferman wrote:

If you are talking about keeping the door open and there is a hard surface under the door, I like kick stops like these... http://www.handlesets.com/ives-fs452-4-cast-brass-kick-down-door-holder-for-2-or-less-door-to-floor-clearance/p536955
If you are talking about something to keep the door from going too far, I like floor stops like this... http://www.handlesets.com/ives-fs436-heavy-duty-cast-dome-floor-door-stop-1-overall-height-without-threshold/p536772
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badgolferman wrote:

If asking about a door which opens against an adjacent wall at right angles to its opening I like the "snap in" ball and socket kind with one piece mounted on the baseboard and the other on the door.
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jeff_wisnia wrote:

Better to mount the apparatus at the top of the door. Less chance of snagging something and easier to clean around.
If you must mount a door stop on the bottom of the door, my preference is for the part that sticks out to be mounted on the door itself, rather than a baseboard. Again, that makes it a smidgen easier to sweep or vacuum around.
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OP, if you're wanting the "door stop" to stop the door from banging against the wall or other object, I concur with HeyBub..... at the top of the door or mounted on the door creates the least permanent obstruction to cleaning.
Alternativley, I like wall mounted "handle stops"...... a bit industrial looking but never in the way for cleaning. http://www.handlesets.com/ives-ws406cvx-wrought-brass-aluminum-or-stainless-steel-wall-bumper-with-convex-bumper-1-overall-projection-using-wood-screws/p537491
Keep the door open, dadiOH's Ives "kick stops" are great.
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On 6/20/2012 12:49 AM, DD_BobK wrote:

http://www.handlesets.com/ives-ws406cvx-wrought-brass-aluminum-or-stainless-steel-wall - bumper-with-convex-bumper-1-overall-projection-using-wood-screws/p537491
A stop on the baseboard has a solid backing. On the wall you may get a hole in the wall, particularly with a small diameter stop. Else I agree.
I have always thought hinge mounted stops were working against large mechanical leverage and were not reliable.
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On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:06:23 -0400, jeff_wisnia

The magnetic ones are even better.
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On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:53:35 AM UTC-7, badgolferman wrote:

http://www.dirtgoddess.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/doorstop.jpg
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On 6/19/2012 11:53 AM, badgolferman wrote:

If you are talking about keeping the door open I am currently using a curtain tie back hanging on a hook on the wall. When I want to keep the door open I just loop it around the edge of the door and hook it over the door handle.
This of course is based on the fact that the door opens back against the wall.
Bill
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badgolferman wrote:

I suppose my initial post wasn't clear enough.
I want to keep the door handle from slamming into a full length wall hanging. The floor is tile so I don't want to use the permanent stop that screws into the floor. Currently I am using the type that goes on the hinge. The springy type didn't do the job when a little kid opened the door too hard trying to get in the back yard.
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badgolferman wrote:

It took me a while to visualize why a slightly out of plumb door frame will cause the door to "drift" one way or the other if the hinges are free enough.
Then I visualized a box with a hinged lid sitting on a table. If the lid is opened less than 90 degrees and released it will fall back down.
If one end of the box is raised, the lid will still fall back down if opened, until the box is standing vertically.
Further rotation of the box will cause the lid to swing open from the almost closed position.
Simple, huh?
Jeff
P.S. I hate that hack of bending a hinge pin to keep an out of plumb door from drifting. It causes the inertial feeling you get when moving the door feel wrong. (Grump.)
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On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:53:35 +0000 (UTC), "badgolferman"

It depends what's around it or near it. All have pluses and minuses. BTW, there are also wall mounted ones too. That said, I prefer the floor mounted ones... perhaps the spring because it's easy to take off and on after they are installed. But as I said all have a plus or minus. Sometimes because of your situation, one may be more favorable over the other.
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