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Name the device...

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by HaloUK, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. HaloUK

    Wise Guy

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    ...Please for the love of god, before I rip the ******* door off it's hinges and start jumping up and down on it.

    My office door keeps blowing open in the wind, its done it about 10 times today already and I am fed up of having to get up and close it. :/ It's a regular thing on a windy day.

    What's the device called that's secured at the top of the door frame, bends around and has normally a wheel on it that sits on the top of the door. Its made if bendy metal. These are quite an old device and sometimes have a bell on it.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Fireskull

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  3. d_brennen

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  4. d_brennen

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  5. HaloUK

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks guys, yeh I have seen the modern ones you have posted but they are quite large and ugly. I was looking for the old fashioned ones. Maybe they just don't make them anymore.

    The devices don't close the doors but add a bit of pressure/resistance.
     
  6. Hyburnate

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    Door restraint/restrictor?
     
  7. UnworthyBean

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  8. Marvt74

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    You can get self closing hinges. They work great and don't look any different to normal. Saves having a big ugly thing on top of your door.
     
  9. HaloUK

    Wise Guy

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    Thank you UB and Marvt, these are strong contenders! ;) The device you linked UB is a modern take on the device I was thinking about. I like the sound of the self closing hinges Marvt.
     
  10. Mark M

    Mobster

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    One of these may work depending on the wall?
     
  11. tedaC

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  12. HaloUK

    Wise Guy

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    Not enough room for the above two. It would need to be the same kind of device that UnworthyBean posted above.

    I appreciate everyone's input... thank you. :)
     
  13. Jasoncmor

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    Can't you just repair the issue with the door? I assume the latch isn't catching properly?
     
  14. RoyMi6

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  15. adwol48

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