I have a screen door with two of those pneumatic tube things that are
supposed to hold it open. They don't. With both clips in place, the door
begins closing precisely when I'm in the middle of hauling something large
through the doorway, and don't have hands free to deal with the door. Do
these things simply wear out, or is there a way to adjust them?
The clips may be upside down, or there is oil on the piston rod. Usually,
the stay clips work ok, once set. You may need to lower the spring tension
on the door. Some units are adjustable, others you have to reposition the
rod attachment, or the piston. The units are often faulty, or poorly
engineered - I have the same problem with some of mine. There is also a
small screw on the piston that adjusts the door closing rate.
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