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Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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laundry chute - how do I get the door to swing back freely and rest in line


I changed the door on my laundry chute from being on top to being on the front face as show....



Question is how do I get the door to swing back freely and rest in line with the rest of the front face? I could do a double swing door hinge but I really don't need it to swing into the closet and that would leave a section hanging over the front face and be an eye sore.

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Simplest way is to add strips of wood to act as stops on the inside of the chute and use reguler hindges at the top of the door.

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Inset a 1/2" diameter button magnet in the bottom of the laundry chute door.

For a target sink a flathead screw in the chute. I would start with a #6 screw then if there is not enough magnetic force to align the door increase the screw size. For too much force, adjust the screw down.
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The new door may require a fire-resistance rating, be self-closing and weatherstripped to stop a fire below from spreading to floor above. Check with your local fire Marshall or building department. That way you will be covered in a claim on your H.O. Insurance.

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