I'm trying to find something that will allow me to have my upvc back
door ajar without swinging and banging in the breeze. I have found lots
of door stops that will hold the door far too wide open, and stays that
only work if the base of the door is level with the floor/ground, but I
have a 6" step down to the concrete outside, so the base of the door is
nearly 9" from anything solid.
I've covered about 15 pages of google this afternoon, and not seen
anything apart from a utube video of something a chap had fashioned out
of rigid foam that hooks over door and frame. That would be something to
market! Any entrepreneurs out there?
I have tried a bungee looped around the door handle and a table leg
coupled with a shoe wedged in the gap, but I was hoping to find
something slightly more elegant. Any suggestions much appreciated.
Regret that I am not much of a diy-er any more.
What is it banging against? Is there something behind it that it
opens/bangs against? How wide are you trying to keep it open?
Perhaps you could mount the following door stop on a decorative base to
raise it to the required height or use it as an idea to get you thinking of
a similar method. Basically something on the back of the door that
clips/sticks to something solid positioned at the point at which you want
the door held open.
Thanks for that link, I had not found it before. If the door is not
restrained it bangs shut against the frame and open against the wall
behind it. I have a free-standing doorstop which will hold it wide open
against the wall, but it doesn't work if I only want the door ajar
because it is too breezy to have it fully open. It is easy enough to
stop it banging shut, but I haven't found a way to stop it swinging
freely when I only want it just ajar. I guess I might just have to go
back to the bungee and shoe method.
Get another freestanding doorstop and put one on both sides.
This example is 15" tall. There are many others. You might have to add
weight to the wedge that would normally go under the door. Actually a
better idea would be to attach one wedge to the other leaving a door width
gap in the middle, making a U. That would hold the door from moving in
either direction at any open angle.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
If fact, you could make (or have someone make) a heavy U out of any number
of materials, including some nice wood or metal decorated in the "elegant"
style you desire.
Look here here for some other ideas:
BTW...I found all of door stops that I linked to by searching for Tall Door
Stops in Google Images. Image searches can sometimes be easier than text
searches because you see what you looking for right away.
Me, I'm liking the single U shape idea the best. One object to move around,
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