A new pneumatic closer still can't stop my screen door from slamming,
even after adjustment.
No matter how loose/tight I make the screw, I get a slamming door.
SOMETIMES the door will almost slam close, then the cylinder kicks in
and slows the door to a crawl.
wish I had your problems... I can't find a closer strong enough to close
my storm door against the air pressure between it and the main door.
Every day I come home to find it open after the mailman has opened it
and left the mail...
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That was actually discussed on here before. They apparently sell a
little butterfly valve thing that pops open as the door closes, to vent
the overpressure. Me, I'd just drill a couple small holes, top and
bottom. I may do that anyway. My front door faces west- you could cook
in the glassed-in space. Room side of the door gets hot to the touch.
Any color other than white for the main door, is out of the question.
Keep meaning to take the glass panel into the window shop, and get some
of that reflective stuff put on it. Maybe have them make me a screen the
same size while I am there, for the two warm weeks a year I can leave
the doors open without setting off my allergies.
Funny you should mention that. I had some screens made last year, and
since yesterday was the first weekend day this year that a) I was home
b) the temperature outside was comfortable and c) it wasn't raining, I
put the screen in and left the front door open.
By 6 PM I had a screaming (sinus?) headache and actually I have only
started to feel better in the past few hours. Was only half-asleep most
of the night...
Now this may be attributable to the fact that I cleaned and Scotchgarded
the interior of my car yesterday, or that I used Diesel fuel to clean
the tar off the insides of a set of Porsche wheels, or any number of
other things I did yesterday involving various hydrocarbons, aromatics,
or combinations thereof. But I suspect that it is actually good old
steamy plant sex that's setting my head off, something that hasn't
happened to me in a decade or more... :(
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I'd pull the pin attaching the cylinder to the door, then extend it and
see how it retracts. If it won't behave, you can demonstrate it where
you bought it and maybe test the replacement before you buy it.
I now have your problem but first had the opposite one. The door just
wouldn't close enough. I already had it set to pull as much as
possible and figured that I'd have to move the attachment on the wall
a half inch or so back from the door to provide more leverage.
So I disconnected it, and got one screw out and the drill broke! It's
only three months old so back it goes, but I decided to just leave the
door until I get it replaced.
I reconnected it, and now the door slams! I made NO adjustment other
than getting that one screw out (I'm talking those four long screws
that hold the closer to the wall). The cotter pins went back the same
way, I didn't turn the adjuster at all, I didn't change the connector
positioning on the door itself. Just magic as far as I can tell.
Well, I don't mind it slaming a bit. At least it's closing now.
replying to bryan, Matt in PDX wrote:
Have you tried moving the bracket that attaches it to the door? Mine would close
slowly and then, about 2" away, snap and slam shut. I moved the bracket out an
inch, and it works perfectly now. You might have to have a helper push the tube
outwards and hold it to move the bracket far enough.
After eight years waiting for you to help him he gave up. He and his
wife went into the house and he's been banging her like a screen door in
a hurricane since late 2009. With all the kids they now have, he can't
afford a screen door.
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