ball catch or magnets for screen door


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Old 09-22-19, 04:55 PM
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ball catch or magnets for screen door

Hi

Couple new homemade exterior screen doors.

Should I use ball catches or magnets to close 'em?

Thanks
 
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Old 09-23-19, 02:54 AM
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Just one man's opinion, but I would skip both and come up with a mechanical latch. With ball catches I can imagine it taking very little sag or warp to make them unreliable, similar with magnets, and I would want something more substantial to prevent the wind from catching it.
 
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Old 09-23-19, 06:18 AM
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I would use one or two pneumatic closers, then the latch of your choice. Mechanical latches are my favorite but with the closers helping to keep the door closed a magnetic or ball latch might be enough.
 
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thanks for the advice
will try 'em out
 
 

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