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Old 08-07-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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pool noodle as door stop

I have repaired the travel safety strap on the bedroom pocket door several times. The slight movement it allows lets the door bump against it during travel. Eventually this constant bumping damages the strap.

So I used a bit of pool noodle to make a door stop. Jammed in there snuggly, the door will not move.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have repaired the travel safety strap on the bedroom pocket door several times. The slight movement it allows lets the door bump against it during travel. Eventually this constant bumping damages the strap.

So I used a bit of pool noodle to make a door stop. Jammed in there snuggly, the door will not move.
I've been looking for something to fix this problem. Thanks for posting this. Simple, yet effective.

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I've been looking for something to fix this problem. Thanks for posting this. Simple, yet effective.

And no holes to drill! I bought a pool noodle to secure the microwave turntable as suggested by Islander:

One very important use we found for a piece of 'pool noodle' was to keep the microwave turn-table in place underway....was to put a piece of pool noodle install it vertically tightly between the turn-table and the inside top of the microwave.

Hope this helps
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The door stop idea came as I was trying to figure out how to use up the rest of the noodle. About 3 ft to go!
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Good idea!


I attached a pool noodle with picture hanging wire to my screen door at home to close up the big gap. Maybe you will find a use of the remaining 36 inches on a house project.
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Wow....clever! Another pool-noodle trick to the rescue!! ��
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Speaking of doors, is there a creative way to keep a door with a door knob closed when the receiver hole doesn't line up with the knob shaft due to frame shifting when parked?
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Very good idea. I have a door where the door knob hits a wooden cabinet. I could put one on the floor in front of cabinet to stop the door. I use a pool noodle and cut it to fit the refrigerator and freezer door. I put in between the freezer door and refrigerator door to keep them open during storage. I works very good.
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Speaking of doors, is there a creative way to keep a door with a door knob closed when the receiver hole doesn't line up with the knob shaft due to frame shifting when parked?
Take the receiver plate off and file the hole larger in both the up and down positions and then open the wood frame up accordingly. Permanent fix and no Band-Aids.
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