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    I agree with [MENTION=2205]brad[/MENTION]!! All of our doors that are actor/emergency doors are held tight by springs...when the door is closed the spring is a little more than tense...so when the door is opened the tension is greater and closes back uninterrupted...I'll be at the haunt Saturday and will try to get a pic!!
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    you could always mount the door off level so gravity will pull back and add a spring to make it close tight
    I'm only doing this to impress 2 people ... The fire marshal and the customer that's it !!!
     

  3. Default Spring Gate Closer 
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    Sometimes the screen door type spring or bungee is in the wrong spot of inappropriate for the room. I use Sping Gate Closers. If we're on a Lowes kick here, this is a link http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDi...atalogId=10051

    Equal time for HD- http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...&Ntpc=1&Ntpr=1

    But any home improvement store carries them. It screws in behind the door, one end on the jam, the other on the door. You use a wrench and spin the spring until you have the tension you want then insert a small metal bar that locks the spring...you're done!! Out of sight, fully adjustable and heavy duty as they are build for outdoor gates. I use them on wood door, metal doors, anything you want to close!!

    Usually about $10-11 some times you see them on clearance at end of summer season. I picked up 7-8 of them for $2.00 each. The only place I have a bungee is where want the door to remain open in the off hours for air circulation. Then I go through at the end of the night and unhook the bungee, everthing else has the gate closer!
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  4. Default I have also used.. 
    #14
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    One inch wide elastic that you buy at a fabric store. It's white with numerous little grey rubber bands inside of it and lasts a long time, usually. Of course the work any door closer has to do is relative to the lack of friction of the hinge and the weight of the door.
    The elastic can smoothly, quietly close a door without slaming anyone's precious appendages within.
     

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