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Old 11-23-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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what is this called???


I'm dum

Would like to know the name of this little thing


My screen door itself will not stay open when I position this thing all the way...

I'm thinking I need a one of these small things




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Old 11-23-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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Quick answer, a Piston stop. They are in the same aisle as Screen door hardware items.

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Old 11-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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thanks!!

I hope your right about this in the same lane as screen door kit but I only want the [now I know!] piston stop, not the kits costing $13 bucks
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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You do not need to purchase the whole piston kit, unless the piston is bad, then it is a good idea. The stops are usually avail. @ any hardware store, or Ace Hardware.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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you mean if the door keeps sliding back -it will only go back 1/4th but not all the way-then i need more than a piston stop????
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The piston stop is set to keep the door closer from causing the door to close. If it is not working properly, one reason can be that the closer is set for too much force, or the piston is shot and needs replaced.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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it started to malfunction one day and I thought it was a set way to turn the stop and stay but over time that is not the case[in the 1st place it worked perfectley and no one has adjust the force.

the piston stop is worn down

so that is what I want is another piston stop, not the whole kit

will that work?^^^
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Will not know if it works, until you stop replying and go to the store to pick up the parts and replace. For the time it takes to ask here and get a reply, you could of had the job done and gone on to do something else.
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put it in a vise and hit it with a hammer to bend it tighter. works every time.

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:23 PM   #10
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yea know what you mean


if a simple part like piston stop can be sold by itself great if not what a waste... other parts of the storm door gear is working fine.


got two kids at home and one is grounded so can't do too much out of the house
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huh? put it in a vise and hit it with a hammer to bend it tighter.

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:42 PM   #12
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I use the vise grip and hammer


that will not work and too much force will break the whole unit


time to hit the hardware section
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i've done it a few times and it always worked. one gal's was missing, so i made one from a washer.

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13 posts for one of the most insignificant pieces of hardware in a house! (but still kinda interesting)

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:26 PM   #15
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It gets more interesting!


I went to Lowe's and look for the piston stop - nope only in kits [range $8 to 13 bucks].

However, I did get a window lock - the piece that you simply clamp down on a pipe or tube [cost was $0.85 cents].

One tiny tiny problem.... it is bout 1-2 CM too tight - the window lock!

DANG!

I'm gonna see if there's window locks another 2 CM wider to be able to insert the clamp...

Stay Tuned

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