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Old 03-20-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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Entrance Door - Gas Prop

I replaced the gas prop on my entrance door because the old one fell off. I ordered a new one from amazon. The new one is TIGHT. Making door difficult to open and close.


Does anyone have a better idea?
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:31 PM   #2
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Apparently, no one has a better idea...LOL
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:48 PM   #3
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Check the pounds on the gas prop and get one that is lower poundage.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:06 PM   #4
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Mine unsrews itself from swivel every 6 to 9 months, even with locktite on it. The rating is important. Higher = more resistance, lower less resistance.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:27 PM   #5
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Have you tried spraying some WD-40 on the slide arm to see if it will remedy your problem?
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:41 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone...I believe I understand my problem now. I fell into the old trap that more must be better. So, I purchased the 80lb model.


I will reorder today.




Oh, I did use WD40...made a mess...DW not happy...Did not help.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:15 PM   #7
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we just removed ours all together, didn't like the fact that the door doesn't open all the way - now we just clip it into the latch I installed on the wall when we want it to stay open, leaving the screen door closed.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:46 PM   #8
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we just removed ours all together, didn't like the fact that the door doesn't open all the way...
Ditto, DW hated that it wouldn't open fully.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:13 PM   #9
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Funny, mine opens all the way and Im thinking Id like to add the hold open arm!
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:47 AM   #10
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We have the same problem as Muggs, every now and then it comes unscrewed and I also use locktite. Not that big a deal, screw back on with more locktite. Jim.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:33 PM   #11
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we just removed ours all together, didn't like the fact that the door doesn't open all the way - now we just clip it into the latch I installed on the wall when we want it to stay open, leaving the screen door closed.
interesting.
It does bug me sometimes that it won't open all the way. I wish it would hold open 180 (or 90 when the awning is out)

I guess I prefer it like it is. Otherwise I'd need a manual hold open latch ... which would be a pain in the neck sometimes...
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #12
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20lbs Gas Prop works perfectly. Thanks
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
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Mine unsrews itself from swivel every 6 to 9 months, even with locktite on it. The rating is important. Higher = more resistance, lower less resistance.


I put that on the monthly check after the third time in 6 momths
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