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Door stops are a useful tool and silent helper that is readily present in most businesses and homes. A door stop serves several purposes including holding a door open or preventing a door from opening too far (protecting the wall). Styles vary widely and serve different functions so choosing the correct style for your home or office is important. What is a Magnetic Stop? A magnetic stop is a wall or floor mounted device that utilizes the power of a magnet to hold a door open. This is a simple solution because it does not require more than one step to use this style and it is appropriate for most standard doors.
Solid doors are made from hard wood and are heavier compared to hollow doors. Thus the solid ones would require a door stopper that is more sturdy and weighty. Wall and baseboard door stoppers are usually recommended for doors that are solid and heavier. This type of stoppers would require drilling holes on the wall or floor so as to permanently mount the device. Hollow doors on the other hand may also use these types of stoppers but a hinge pin one is going to work fine. So do not wait for your walls to be ruined with the continuous slamming of the doors.
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The fragile construction can lead to frequent replacements being needed because it becomes bent and damaged over time. What is a Hinge Pin Stop? This style is popular when there is either no base (or floor) board or a decorative trim is being used. Most styles screw directly into this trim and this does leave screw holes and is more visible. A hinge stop screws into the hinge rather than the floor board itself. These utilize a two leg construction to prevent the door from rotating the entire length traditionally allowed by the hinge. These are rubber tipped as well to prevent damage to the door and adjustable in length.
The slower or faster the door opened made no difference on the hard surfaces while the slower you opened the door on the carpet the longer it would take to engage because it would slightly slide back before engaging. As for the strength the stronger you forced the door open the quicker on both surfaces the unit jammed the door. I would recommend it for college students; who want to keep unruly friends out of their dorm room while sleeping renters and travelers who are looking for an inexpensive way to stay safe at there home away from home. Remember the best time to learn you lesson about personal security and self defense is before something happens. Adam Sisterhen is the president of Your Personal Security Store and author of personal security and self defense articles.