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Storm Door hydraulic stopper repair or start over ?


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Old 05-19-20, 01:57 PM
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Storm Door hydraulic stopper repair or start over ?

The holes where the bottom stopper attaches to the door are possibly stripped, and appear
to have been re-positioned at least once already. I am not sure if I should try to redo the holes
and reinforce around them or try a new hole.

The bracket has several positions so I am thinking
a new hole would be better, but then I don't know if the positioning of the screws should
strictly match the stopper on the top of the door.

Also have lost the the pin that holds the stopper arm to the bracket, and wondering what I
could substitute to hold those together, or should I just get a new a stopper with all new hardware.

thanks for any input on this..
 
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Old 05-19-20, 03:03 PM
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You can use other screw holes. The correct way to mount the closer is to take the keeper that holds the door open and slip it over the end of the closer. Then put a nail through the hole and yank the piston out maybe 1/4" or so, moving the keeper to keep the piston pulled 1/4" out. Attach the closer to the hinge bracket. With the storm door closed, position the bracket that you have pictured there over the closer... use the hole in the bracket that it in the middle... and use the hole in the closer on the left. Since you are missing a pin, drop a short screw or nail down the hole. Then mark new hole locations with a pencil that are at least 1/4" away from the old holes, and mark the ends of the bracket so that you know where to position it.

Now remove everything, and predrill your holes with an 1/8" drill bit. Put the bracket on the door centered on your pencil marks and put screws in the new holes you drilled. Then hook it up and swing the door open and pull the keeper back out of the way. Hopefully it will shut on the first try.
 
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Old 05-19-20, 09:12 PM
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thanks.. lot's of good info to study there..will give it a shot
 
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Old 05-20-20, 04:36 AM
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I just use the same holes and drill all the way through the door and use a longer screw, washer and nut.
The head of the screw could be touched up with a small bottle of appliance touch up paint.
 
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