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Joni Herrera Door Stop November 08th, 2019 - 13:00:22
Jenny was going on a business trip. It was her first real time away from home and she was very excited - she was still living with her parents. While she was packing she remembered a gift from her parents that at the time she received it looked like a joke. It was a Door Stop Alarm. "Now what would I do with this?" she thought. So like most other presents that we receive that we dont want she put it away in her closet. As she was packing her father asked her to take the Door Stop Alarm with her. But Dad Ill be staying in a hotel room with a strong door. Why would I need to take this thing with me?" "Just humor your old man OK" her father said. "You can never be too careful". But Jenny thought that it would be a waste of time and didnt put the alarm in her suitcase.
Unfortunately for Jenny it happened around 1 AM when she was asleep and she didnt hear the storm. But the local hotel burglar did hear it and knew how to take advantage of the situation and to get into as many rooms as possible. He already had success in two rooms - the occupants never even knew that he was in their room. So when he got to Jennys room he felt very confident. No lights were on and it should be easy pickings. But when he tried to open the door it hit the lip of the Door Stop Alarm and set off the 120 dB alarm -- which is very loud. Needless to say Jennys room was not burglarized that night and she stayed safe.
The fragile construction can lead to frequent replacements being needed because it becomes bent and damaged over time. What is a Hinge Pin Stop? This style is popular when there is either no base (or floor) board or a decorative trim is being used. Most styles screw directly into this trim and this does leave screw holes and is more visible. A hinge stop screws into the hinge rather than the floor board itself. These utilize a two leg construction to prevent the door from rotating the entire length traditionally allowed by the hinge. These are rubber tipped as well to prevent damage to the door and adjustable in length.
Note: Heavier doors may require a stronger magnet or different style of door stop entirely - please check with a contractor if you have additional questions or concerns. Depending on the style selected a magnetic stop can also protect walls from incorrectly hung doors that swing open and closed independently. A door stop with a projection of 3 inches will stop the knob from banging into the wall (causing dents and cracks over time) if the door swings open unexpectedly. The added benefit of a magnet will catch the door if it does swing open suddenly and prevent it from slamming shut again.
The results were as follows; all hard surfaces (cement hardwood linoleum tile indoor outdoor carpet and commercial carpet) the results were similar enough not to explain the minute differences; the door was jammed almost immediately only allowing the door to open a crack while the alarm roared to life. Next I tested this unit on typical house hold carpet; the unit did tend to slide back further before stopping the door however the door never opened further than 4 to 6 inches and the alarm worked instantly. In summary both tests were conducted with various opening speeds and strengths.
He is a proud advocate and a firm believer in personal security and self defense products that help protect you your family and your loved ones. Even when we dont mean to doors get slammed. This tends to be especially true for homes with young children adolescent children and even unruly pets! Simply leaving a window open can create a forceful suction in a room and cause a door to slam by accident. Slammed doors can cause broken hinges cracked molding drywall damage and more. Although these are fairly simple repairs they are easily avoidable with the right preventative solutions.