Door handle gouges adjacent door


Old 05-02-16, 03:32 PM
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Door handle gouges adjacent door

Several times a year a family member opens the front door while the immediately adjacent utility closet door is open. This causes the Schlage F10-ELA door handle to bang into the utility closet door, gouging or chafing its surface.

To prevent, or at least lessen, the impact I am thinking about applying some kind of plastic bumper strip akin to what some people place on the edges of their vehicle doors in an attempt to prevent impact chipping to the paint. These strips are usually have a half round shape that enables them to slip over the car door edge. I'm thinking about a 6" to 12" clear plastic strip with adhesive on the back that I can affix to the door along the usual impact line.

Any ideas of what might fit this bill? Or an alternative approach that might be taken?
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Old 05-02-16, 04:26 PM
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It sounds like a design mistake. Should one of the doors be swinging in the other direction?
Old 05-02-16, 04:34 PM
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Having a picture would help us see what's happening. Hard to picture the configuration of the doors without it. If you cant post a picture, at least try to describe the layout of the doors... the sizes... the handing... and some measurements.

Would it help if the closet door was not allowed to open more than 90 degrees? If so, a floor mounted stopper near the baseboard (hinge side of the closet door) might help stop the closet door from intersecting.
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As mentioned a picture would really help.
A hinge mounted stop may also work.
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Old 05-05-16, 07:19 AM
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Uploaded pix

To illustrate how the door gets gouged.
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Old 05-05-16, 07:46 AM
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Here are several types that might work, Scroll down a page and there is a round one that should work.
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