Simple mechanical door closer

Simple solution to close an outward opening door from inside – suitable for wheelchair users

Door with cord that serves as door closer. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
Door with cord that serves as door closer. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Description
One end of a cord is attached to the keyhole on the door and the other is attached to the wall beside the door. To close the door from inside the user pulls on the cord.

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
A similar door closer can be purchased at Pegasos, www.pegasos.se (last checked March 2017).

This tip is from 2011

The door is closed by pulling on the cord. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
The door is closed by pulling on the cord. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Tipsare: Anonym 19

Together with her husband the person livs in a house in the countryside. She is retired. Since 1998 she has a C6 spinal cord injury. She has personal assistance 13 hours a day.