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    Deliverer’s assist, door stay

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    Not sure what to call this or how it will stand up in use, but this morning, David, who’s the delivery driver, asked me whether I knew of anything that would hold a door open as they carry furniture through. “When I was in America, “ David said, “”This guy had one....”. So perhaps there is a device that ‘s commercially available.
    What happens is they have to ring the resident who buzzes the door to unlock, but to call the resident every time they have to go back to the van is annoying, or they have to put down the furniture to hold the door open, but picking up the furniture, the door shuts, before they get through!
    “What about the wedges?” I asked David. (We have discussed this previously)
    “what are wedges?” David had forgotten about the wedges I’d given him. Don’t get me wrong, David is a very clever chap.
    Wedges are no good when there is a step. Or a cill.
    So this is the best I can do at the moment. If you know of something better, please tell us.
    This is a bit of spring bolted to a piece of plastic out of a folder. Curiously I could cut the plastic with snips in one direction, but not at right angles to it.

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    Was the absurdly overpriced "FatIvan"...

    https://www.amazon.com/Original-FatI...%3D%3D&sr=8-52

    what your friend saw in the USA ?

    This foam product...

    https://www.amazon.com/Lorell-LLR425...%3D%3D&sr=8-97

    is a lot cheaper.

    Regardless, I think the time-honored wedge is the simplest and cheapest solution to the problem.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Door Stay to our Miscellaneous category,
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    This is the second prototype, using a foam block ofbelt-sander cleaner, screwed and taped to a T-shaped piece of aluminium.
    I am calling it a “Jamb-jam”, because it jams in the door jamb!

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    I work maintenance at a large hospital. Our locksmiths and door crew have an absolute disdain for things such as this. I is quite easy to badly spring the door and/or mess up the door actuating mechanism by placing things between the door and the jamb and forgetting them there. I have seen metal double door frames have to be completely replaced because of this.

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    Very sound advice, thank you.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Door Jamb Jammer to our Miscellaneous category,
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