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Old 04-30-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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Self closing screen door

Has anyone arranged for a self closing mechanism for the screen door? I keep picturing a spring loaded chain like the the old house screen door. I haven't fully thought this through, but I would like some way of having either the door (screen or both since they are attached) close behind me so I don't have to always hold the door. I hate it when it gets away from me and slams into the side.

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ours had a spring for a screen door for a house on it... can be bought at any home improvement place... It was about 16 inches long and maybe 3/8 inch around. Had a sheet metal screw in each end. with a little tension on it when closed.... I did not like the sound of the spring sliding across the door frame so I removed it.

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Sorry I didn't look at the mechanism closely before posting this but how about evenly filing the hinge knuckles or loops so there is a slight ramp to the bearing faces so gravity pulls the assembly to a closed position?

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