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Old 05-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hi All.

The title might not explain it well, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a practical way to 'jam' doors from moving at all in the interest of our baby's safety? She is starting to get around and we have a few french doors that she's fine to go around, but we don't want her to be slamming them open and shut. We want the door to be 'unmovable in the open position without having to take it out of the hinges.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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A normal doorstop pushed under the door, straight-on, at the edge, rather than from one side or the other works very well.

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If you don't mind the hole in the floor, use a sliding bolt latch.

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eyehook and hook from door to base
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eyehook and hook? please elucidate.

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round with screw threads, other part is long hook/latch with an eye hook attatched one screws in door other to base and hook part sits into eyehook. srry dont know how to get pic for you.
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I KNOW what they ARE, but how do they hold the door OPEN?

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there are mechanisms similar to sliding bolts that use a rubber tip ans a spring in case you can't drill for the sliding bolt style unit.
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Yep! The old fashioned hook and latch like on Grandma's screen door, only larger. My son/daughter-in-law had this problem in the home they lived in with the first son. French doors he loved to slam shut when he had just started crawling. I installed the eye near the top of the door framing and the hook mounted into the plaster wall with a plastic anchor. I took my daughter-in-laws height into consideration on this. This method worked well for son #2 also. When they sold the home I was prepared to remove the hook and eyes but the new owners had small kids and liked the idea. David
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Here is what we used for your situation. We bought this at Menards but I also believe Toysrus has one similar. One end bolts to the door and one to the wall, then you have to push the buttons to release it once its closed. making inside doors not movable for baby security-0511001021.jpg
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here's an example of a brass door bolt.
http://absupply.net/trimco-244b-bott...bolt-2394.aspx

There are other styles available. They seem to be more elegant than hooks or plastic catches.

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