That works, but IMHO it gives the door a "funny" draggy feel when you
I prefer the magnetic or mechanical catches which hold the door against
the wall. they usually fasten onto the baseboard.
In case you didn't figure out why it "closes by itself" that way, it's
because the jamb the hinges are attached to is not perfectly vertical,
and the door wants to drop towards a position of lower potential energy.
If the jamb were tilted oppositly the door would move towards the open
You might also consider getting the foundation of your house jacked up
on the proper side to correct the condition. <G>
This is a little job security for the locksmith, guy gets up and steps out
on his porch to pick up the paper and the door shuts behind him locking him
I realize this was sometimes done, but I don't believe the practice was an
Something like this happened to a guy in a wheelchair in W. Michigan a
week or two ago (but he was taking out the trash, not getting his
newspaper). He dropped his keys, was unable to reach them under his
wheelchair, and died of exposure.
On 01/05/05 09:51 am Roger Shoaf tossed the following ingredients into
the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
A good first step is to make certain the screws holding the hinges are
tight. I have to experiment because I always forget the rule, but I
think tightening the top hinge tends to keep the door from swinging
closed, but maybe its the bottom hinge.
JustCallMe Norman wrote:
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