Where to Install Door Stoppers

Door stops are necessary accessories found in the home. As door knobs constantly bang into the wall, kids bang the door when playing and even adults forget and bang the door also, thereby causing damage to the wall and door knob. As important as they are, they are easy to install. They protect the wall from cracking, the door knob from damaging and children’s fingers from getting caught between the doors.

Door stoppers are important and they can still cause harm if not properly installed. As they can cause tripping hazards for kids and cause irregular expenses on repair. This article is dedicated to show you some door stoppers, where they are to be mounted and how to.

Floor-mounted Door Stopper

Some floor mounted door stops can be installed with no special skills but others may need the service of a professional. When shopping for a floor mount doorstop, check the manuals to avoid difficulties when you try to install them yourself. In this article we will be using Duo door stopper because it is none of the simplest and easiest to install plus it comes a a DIY manual. A floor mount door stop is put close to the outside edge of the door when opened. It not only gives room for ventilation but also protect the door.

Things you will need

How to

Step 1

Open the door to the point where you want it to stop. The door should be horizontal to the wall on the hinge side of the door and approximately 2 inches from the wall.

Step 2

Place a pencil at the inner edge of the door toward the hinge edge with a tape measure and mark the spot on the floor.

Step 3

Measure another 2 inches from the pencil mark towards the hinge on the inside door.

Step 4

Measure another one inch mark from the door toward the wall starting at the previous mark on the door. Make a mark on the floor at the 1-inch measurement. This should be in the direction of the door swing when opening.

Step 5

Drill a hole at the last pencil mark on the floor with a drill bit slightly smaller in diameter than the screw. If you are securing the doorstop to a concrete floor, use an awl that is the same diameter as the plastic anchor necessary for the securing screw.

Step 6

Tap the plastic anchor into the hole in the floor with a hammer if mounting to concrete. Insert the screw through the top of the floor doorstop.Then Screw the doorstop with the bumper facing toward the door away from the wall. Secure the doorstop to the floor with the screw and Phillips screwdriver.

 

Safety Caution

  • Make sure the location of the doorstop is safe so it won’t cause a trip hazard.

A Magnetic Door Stop

Magnetic door shoppers keep doorknobs from banging into the wall and keep the door open and allow proper ventilation. This type of door stop protects your wall from damage, but it also holds your door open if you desire. Installing a magnetic door stop only takes a little time and step.

 

Things you will need

How to

Step 1

Attach the magnetic catch and door stop together. You are placing the two magnet ends together.

Step 2

Place the components at the point you want it fixed.. The mounting end of the door stop should be placed against the wall, while the mounting end of the catch assembly should be placed against the door.

Step 3

Put a circular mark round the door stop piece on the wall , using a pencil where you want on the floor.

Step 4

Put the same measure of circular mark around the catch piece on the door with the pencil.

Mounting the Catch

Step 1

Place the blade of the flat-head screwdriver into the hole on the base of the catch and mounting plate. Rotate anticlockwise while holding the catch piece still. The mounting plate should then be separated.

Step 2

Attach the catch piece on the penciled circle on the door. Mark your screw holes.

Step 3

Attach the plate to the door, using the two included screws and the screwdriver or a drill.

Step 4

Join the catch body. Place the button-shaped magnet into the body section so that it sticks through the hole. Add the spring so the narrow end sits inside the button and the wide end will sit against the plate.

Step 5

Press the assembled catch body against the plate and screw to connect the catch body and plate together and screw it in.

Mounting the Door Stop

Step 1

Remove the mounting plate from the door stop in the same manner as the catch plate.

Step 2

Place the mounting plate centered in your circle on the wall trim and mark your screw holes.

Step 3

Place the base plate screw through the square hole from the bottom and then set the base plate back on the circle, lining up your marked screw holes.

 

Step 4

Secure the mounting plate to the wall trim with the included screws and a screwdriver or drill. The threads of your base plate screw will be sticking through the plate.

 

Step 5

Place the door stop body over the screw and turn clockwise to connect the body and the plate together.

 

Hanging Door Stopper

Hinge doors are installed by fixing the pin from the hinge through the hole in the stop. The hinge pins are adjustable to fit the door space you want. This device installs into the hinge assembly for the door and prevents the door from opening far enough to bash into the close by wall. Spending five minutes installing one now can save you time and money.

 

Things you need

How to

Step 1

Choose the type of hinge pin you want.

Step 2

Close the door. Slide the tip of the screwdriver under the head of the hinge pin on the door’s upper hinge. Shove the hinge pin up and remove it. If necessary, tap the screwdriver gently with a hammer to lever the pin up.

Step 3

Insert the hinge pin into the hole in the stopper assembly from above.. Slide the pin back into the hinge. This brings about the stopper assembly resting on top of the hinge and the pin holding it in place. Tap the pin carefully with the hammer into the hinge to fix it properly if necessary.

Step 4

Turn the screw attached to the rubber bumper by hand to adjust the door’s highest angle of swing. Open the door to test the setting, and readjust it as necessary until the door stops where you want it to.

FINAL WORDS

I’m sure this article has shown you where to install and the step by step how to instal some door stopper.

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