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Entré till huset med enkel dörrstängare, (svensk text)

Entrance to house with string as door closer
Entrance to house with string as door closer

Loop with string
Loop with string

Entrance door and wooden deck outside
Entrance door and wooden deck outside

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Entrance to house with simple door closer

Wheelchair users can close outward-opening doors by using a simple home-made door closer

Description
Outside the entrance door is a large wooden deck without any threshold. The door is fitted with a simple door closer. A string attached to a loop sits on the upper edge of the door, on the side that is opened. Next to it on the door frame is a loop through which the string runs. A wooden handle is attached to the string. The string hangs down and is long enough so that it can be reached with the hand when the door is open.

Authors comments
The string is an easier, more attractive door closer than a handle on the door. No need to stretch backward.

Manufacturer
The user

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
A similar doorcloser can be purchased at Pegasos, www.pegasos.se (last checked June 2017).

Tip is dated from 2006

Categories for this tip
carrying, moving and handling objects » opening/closing, housing » door opener, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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