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Magnetic door stop?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by fullylucky, 12th Oct, 2015.

  1. fullylucky

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    We've had them for years. No loss of magnetic sucking power (is that a technical term?).
     
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    Ok good.
     
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    How about a latch and keeper? Should only cost a couple of $
     
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    What's a latch and keeper?
     
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    Anything that provides a solid means of the door handle from hitting the wall is good. We used to have different ones that squeaked as the parts came together and I prefer the magnetic ones.
     
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    We bought a similar "adoored" one from Bunnings (although the end bit on the door is more rounded than in your link) and it works fine.

    From my hazy memory of physics - magnets can lose their magnetism over time via heat or a huge shock (eg being hit with a hammer). Under normal use, these doorstops should be just fine.
     
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    That's what a door stop is for isn't it @wylie?
     
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    Not the one In your link. That holds it in place but doesn't stop doorknob damage from a door flung open against a wall ;).
     
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    We had 3 doors with magnetic doorstops at our PPoR.

    They were excellent for stopping these doors from slamming shut if a breeze caught them.

    We were in the house for almost 4 years, and never noticed any deterioration in the magnetic strength.
     
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    Ok thanks for taking the time to let me know, appreciate it.