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All the answers were really good but I'm posting here to tell you what I finally did. I took 2 door stoppers that I had previously bought and were too short for the door and tied them together with duct tape! It works like a charm now! :)


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2 ideas that I have used. A box or bucket used to store umbrellas. An gallon of paint. Bonus is easy to reposition to hold the door open.


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A simple DIY idea that has the potential to look good is to make a stuffed animal / plushy into a door stopper. You need to select a plushy that is higher than the door gap and wider than the door handle. Something with a broad base works very well, like an owl, penguin, duck or anything in a rather spherical form. You could also use a small pillow if the ...


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There is a device referred to as a "door swing damper" which resists the ability of a door to swing freely. It does not close the door nor does it only hold the door in an open position. It works for doors swinging inward or outward, right or left handed. Sometimes, a difference in air pressure from an open window will cause a door into a lower pressure ...


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You can take advantage of the eddy currents generated by magnetic fields to build a dashpot. Simply attach a strong neodymium magnet to a rod and then place the contraption inside a conductive metal tube. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BeFoz3Ypo4 When the door closes the magnet will induce an eddy current inside the metal tube and slow down the ...


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You can easily make a dashpot. A piece of string or wire attached to the top corner furthest from the hinge through a hoop or hook near the frame so that the remaining string shortens when the door opens. This goes to a can of beans or some equally heavy object which is suspended in a long tube of oil or water on a shelf nearby.


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A an effective door stop need not be a permanent thing. My first thought is not attractive but may give you some ideas. A plastic two-litre carbonated drink container is light and very tough. You can decorate it or cover it with something to appear more attractive. You may want to leave it as is… to use as a conversation starter. You can hang an empty one ...


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If you install the door stop on the door near the bottom, it pushes against the wall to stop the door. In effect, you reverse the usual setup where the doorstop is fixed to the wall. If you can reuse your parts, there is nothing more to buy or make. You will want to place a small floor tile (or something similar) where the stop reaches the wall to prevent ...


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