I don't know what this is but wondering if anybody knows.
At the top of my closet doors on each door there is a ball bearing
that keeps the door shut
when you close it. Below the ball bearing in the door is a spring.
Does anybody know what this is called and where I can get a
I don't know what they are called but lowes and home depot sells them.
There are 2 qualities.... junk and decent ones. My builder put in junk.
You can recognize junk because the height adjustment also affects the
spring pressure which is stupid.
Look for the ones where when you adjust the height the spring pressure
doesn't change. Hard to explain but you will see the difference if you find
them. The junk were generic brand from China, the others were a real name
brand of some sort. They fit in the same holes.
The reason the spring pressure issue is important is that if you need the
cheap ones adjusted low the spring is completely compacted and is unhappy
and evenutually breaks the door stop.
On Saturday, September 1, 2007 7:54:34 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Use a pair of pliers to slightly narrow the opening on the top (only) of th
e round cylindrical fitting that screws into housing that's fixed in the to
p of the door. You don't want to pinch the bottom as then it won't screw b
ack into the door and or the ball won't fit back into fitting.
The 2007 guy, his house burned down and he now lives
in a nursing home, account of 85% second and third
degree burns. But, I'm sure his estate still needs
ball catches. He can put some in the ashes at the
foundation of his house.
replying to ericmv17, tom4 wrote:
Hello Eric. I wish I had found your method earlier. I had to make a few
mistakes before I found out the same thing. Surely your method is also the one
the inventor/manufacturer of the ball catch figured out, to keep the ball from
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