We have an ordinary door between the kitchen and laundry room. It's 14
years old. My wife recently noticed when the door is fully open that it
creeps closed. Probably 20 degrees or so. Three hinges and a door knob.
Is there some technique to keep it stationary? I tried unsuccessfully on
another door to my den some 10 years ago.
Do it the easy way. Punch out one or more hinge pins and then lay each
one across two 16 penny nails or similar (one nail under each end of the
pin) and then hit the pin in the center with a hammer. Don't go
overboard, just a little bend in the pin will probably do it. Now
replace the pin(s) in the hinge(s).
my girl friend didnt like our squeaking door so she lubed it with vegetable oil.....
dead quiet, but the door became self closing......
that lasted a month, the oil must have of vaporised.
no squeak and the door no longer closes itself
There is a new product called the DoorStay. You take out the middle or upper hinge pin and put the DoorStay pin and adjust it until the desired resistance is reached.
Really simple and only takes a couple of minutes.
"Rather than resetting the hinges or propping it open with a potted
plant, remove one of the hinge pins, lay it on a hard surface, and
strike it lightly with a hammer until the hinge pin has a slight bend.
Tap the pin back in place. The increased friction will keep the door
where you want it."
Simpler? Yes. Same result? Not necessarily.
I read up on the device. You can set the exact pressure that you want by
adjusting the "nut". The resulting pressure from bending the hinge pin is
hit or miss. Pun intended.
I'm not saying that we should all run out and buy one, but it does have its
merits, even if the promoters are spamming usenet.
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