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Note: Heavier doors may require a stronger magnet or different style of door stop entirely - please check with a contractor if you have additional questions or concerns. Depending on the style selected a magnetic stop can also protect walls from incorrectly hung doors that swing open and closed independently. A door stop with a projection of 3 inches will stop the knob from banging into the wall (causing dents and cracks over time) if the door swings open unexpectedly. The added benefit of a magnet will catch the door if it does swing open suddenly and prevent it from slamming shut again.
It can be a lot of fun to use iron door furniture such as door stops within your home. They are reasonably priced long lasting and they provide a great sense of style as well. If elegance and function is what you want to add to your home then cast iron is definitely the way to go. Magnetic door stops are a great way to update your home or business and replace older and less effective methods of holding doors open. Before the Victorian era a door stop was simply a heavy object placed in front of the door (this could be a brick or large rock even). Later door stops progressed through a series of designs from decorative heavy objects (usually metal) to rubber or wood stoppers jammed under the door and later to catches installed on the door to hold them open.
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To use the this device you shut the door and place the alarm on the ground in front of the door so that the thin side is touching the doors threshold or is even with the door face. When the door opens it pushes the plate on top down sounding off the alarm while at the same time jamming the door from opening further than a crack. It measures 6" x 2" x 2-1/4" making it compact enough to pack in an overnight bag or suit case so you can take it with when staying at hotels or motels providing added safety while traveling. Test results: During testing this unit was tested on a variety of flooring surfaces to learn how it would perform on each surface and what surface it was best suited for.
The results were as follows; all hard surfaces (cement hardwood linoleum tile indoor outdoor carpet and commercial carpet) the results were similar enough not to explain the minute differences; the door was jammed almost immediately only allowing the door to open a crack while the alarm roared to life. Next I tested this unit on typical house hold carpet; the unit did tend to slide back further before stopping the door however the door never opened further than 4 to 6 inches and the alarm worked instantly. In summary both tests were conducted with various opening speeds and strengths.