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  Reply # 1840822 7-Aug-2017 21:51
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A locksmith recently installed a magnet on my in-laws' front door, which holds it closed quite firmly when not locked. Not a solution that I've seen before, but seems to work quite well.

Edit: They don't have a draught strip - so can't comment on that aspect.



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  Reply # 1840878 8-Aug-2017 08:26
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Is it a pair of disc shaped powerful magnets mounted in the door edge and frame?

 

I've put dozens of them in the cupboard doors - they're great but not sure the closing force will be sufficient.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1840924 8-Aug-2017 09:21
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kryptonjohn:

Is it a pair of disc shaped powerful magnets mounted in the door edge and frame?


I've put dozens of them in the cupboard doors - they're great but not sure the closing force will be sufficient.


 



Yes, that's right. It's a fairly firm hold - will "grab" the door before it's in the fully closed position.

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