Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open.
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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by bottd ([blockquote]Herb G s...)

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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by theeviltwinn ([url=http://s156.pho...)
theeviltwinn said:





Twinn




yeah, put a bunch of those under one side of the shed so the floor has a big slant to it.
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#23
  Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by SkyGlider (My 10' x 14' shed ha...)
K.L. McReynolds,
Large floor bolt: That would work but would be more than I'm looking for.

Herb G and bottd,
Not sure how the bungee cords would work to keep the doors open.

A Squared & Bill Wilson,
Hook & eye: The easiest & minimalist solution so far.

Theeviltwinn, ..............



Admiral,
Removeable contraption on top of doors: Like your ingenuity. Not quite what I'm looking for but I like inventive DIY solutions.

Steve Friedman,
Adjust the hinges & use a stone: Not the solution I'm looking for.

Bob10 ............



Thanks everyone for your contributions. Please keep ideas coming if you have any.
Skyglider
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  Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by SkyGlider (My 10' x 14' shed ha...)
Inside I mounted a 2x4 above the door. To this I used a loose lag bolt to secure a swing arm 2x4 with a notch that hooks the back of the open door. A chain keeps it from over extending. If interested I'll send a pic.
Roger


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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by firefighter (Inside I mounted a 2...)
you ever consider googling "Door Holder"?
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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by firefighter (Inside I mounted a 2...)
firefighter said:


Inside I mounted a 2x4 above the door. To this I used a loose lag bolt to secure a swing arm 2x4 with a notch that hooks the back of the open door. A chain keeps it from over extending. If interested I'll send a pic.



Sounds interesting. A pic would be very helpful for me, and other lurkers too. Thanks.
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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by Bob10 (you ever consider go...)
Bob10 said:


you ever consider googling "Door Holder"?



I always Google before asking a question. Only two solutions that I was interested in were the hook & eye and using magnets. I considered using stainless steel magnetic door holders but figured that being outdoors, the steel portion would rust.

I figured that the folks on WoodNet are more innovative than the average bear so wanted to see if there is a better idea.

(PS: I never did appreciate folks who's answer is to Google or RTFM in any thread I've read. Waste of bandwidth.)
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#28
  Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by SkyGlider (My 10' x 14' shed ha...)
Large semi-trailers have rubber latches to hold the doors in the open position. I think it would be ideal in this situation.

See: http://www.austinhardware.com/index.cfm?...&CID=8

Or this:

http://mcltruckcaps.net/c-1129511-traile...y-hardware.html
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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by SkyGlider ([b]K.L. McReynolds,[...)
A Squared & Bill Wilson,
Hook & eye: The easiest & minimalist solution so far


Use that on both my sheds, no problems when the wind blows. So here is another vote.

Mel
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  Re: Re: Need ideas for keeping shed's double doors open. by SkyGlider ([b]K.L. McReynolds,[...)
Same as a hook and eye except the bungee is an adjustable hook. Attach an eye bolt to the inside of the door and at an appropriate spot on the outside of the shed. Open the door and hook the strap to the eye bolt. Works good if your door or hinges are installed in a way that keeps the door from folding all the way back against the shed wall. Crimp the hook on the end attached to the door to keep it from walking away.
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