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AJW12/08/2020 07:41:05
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Guilty as charged M'lord! In my defence I plead ignorance as I asked for doors to be supplied with stays.

I'm waiting for the 'how did we do' for feedback!


pgk pgk12/08/2020 08:18:20
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A quck look-up cheat tells me that a 40mph wind gust exerts 6.4lbs/sqr foot pressure. Assuming a half pair of french doors 2ft x 6.5ft = 83+lbs pressure. Thst's a lot to control with a small contact sliding pad in a groove.

(I chose 40mph gust 'cos they are fairly common in my valley even on 15mph wind days and far be it for my OH to actually hook the door back...I have to get there first)


AJW12/08/2020 10:48:51
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Agree, less than ideal but better than nothing.


john carruthers12/08/2020 16:38:23
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This sort of thing?

I've fitted many to boats, caravans, greenhouses etc....
toolstation stay

mechman4812/08/2020 17:10:11
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Posted by Sam Longley 1 on 12/08/2020 06:50:54:
Posted by AJW on 11/08/2020 21:33:01:

how can they sell such a poor product?

Well you bought one for a startwinkfrownsurprise

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 12/08/2020 06:51:43

Well we've all done it with one item or another !devil


Robert Dodds12/08/2020 17:37:52
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Don't know the detail of your doors but I would be looking at the lengths of toothed rack as used to motor gates open and closed. A metre length for under £20 and a bit cut off could be used to slide in and out of mesh to either lock or release the doors.

Bob D

AJW12/08/2020 22:17:09
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They are only standard back doors, one in the kitchen and one into my 'man cave'

This is the type of friction stay fitted.


MadMike12/08/2020 22:44:57
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I suggest that the "stay" is actually designed to stop the door opening past 90 degrees to thus prevent the door/farme/hinges becoming damaged. I am not aware of a "stay" designed for a full size door which is designed to hold the door at any fixed position between closed and the 90 degree position. A skiding block as described can only work in one position.......fully opened. Having sufficient friction to resist wind pressure, or allow easy opening/closing on a sliding stay is just about impossible. Again I suggest that the renedy should be provided by the suppliers. After all AJW when you asked for "stays" did you agree exactly what the fitting was supposed to achieve. the sliding device you have described is a stay designed to hold the door at 90 degrees.

Incidentally the multiple position "restrictor stay" suggested earlier is designed for windows, and nor full size doors. It will give a retricted opening of probably not much more that 100-150 mm for ventilation without jeopardising security.


Edited By MadMike on 12/08/2020 22:47:21

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