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soft-close mechanism for house doors?

Posted by sevrel (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 23, 09 at 17:30

This isn't exactly a repair question but this still seemed like the most suitable forum in which to ask it. I'm wondering if any kind of mechanism exists similar to that which is used to give kitchen cabinets a soft-close, but for house doors? I'd especially like to find something that can easily be attached without any drilling, if such a thing exists. We have a door right below an upstairs bedroom leading to the backyard which is frequently slamming shut. If anybody could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.

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RE: soft-close mechanism for house doors?

You can get door closers like the type in public buildings only smaller for doors. There is one which I installed on the back door since kids never seem to close them. It fits onto one of the hinges. They are at any hardware store for 15 bucks. They work pretty good.

RE: soft-close mechanism for house doors?

Thanks for the suggestion.

Do you happen to recall brand/item name information for what one you bought?

I was going to place an order for a few things through an online store but am not sure how to locate this in the catalog.


RE: soft-close mechanism for house doors?

I don't have that packaging anymore but it would be referred to as a pneumatic door closer. I'm sure if you google "pneumatic door closer" you'll have hundreds to choose from.

RE: soft-close mechanism for house doors?

There's simple silicone patches that you can stick to the door post. You can get them from most do it yourself stores, costs about nothing.

RE: soft-close mechanism for house doors?

I was at Home Depot this evening and saw some door closers you would probably use. They were small and easy to install. The cost range was $8.00-$12.00

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