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Dec 12 2014
It’s called the Ives Cush Stop (just kidding – we don’t endorse this application!)…
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You may not “endorse” this application, but I wish I thought of it. Unless I’m missing something, what could be the down side?
I’m not sure how much force the screw will take. The closer arm can exert a lot of leverage. I’ve seen arms bent around a Cush stop.
Too funny, it had crossed my mind before, quickly dismissed knowing how much more leverage is created by the closer arm versus the door. I could see it working short-term, during construction, until the correct arm was sourced.
This is a hick-fix that kinda makes sense.
Another Bill E. spec?
Haha. He’s going to cut you from his Christmas card list.
Bob J is just jealous that I thought of it before him. Take more than this to get such a nice guy like him off my list.
I have not yet received my Christmas card from you.
It is in the mail, really.
For the rest of us non-experts, please explain.
Hi Susan –
Someone has mounted a floor stop on the frame head so the door closer arm hits it and stops the door. It’s a similar idea to a “Cush” closer except not designed for the forces exerted by a closer arm.
Not only that, the forces exerted at that close pivot point
are far more than further up the arm. It’s a short life for
that cushioned stop with any amount of force applied to the
door. It’s a geometry thing.
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