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    Default Hardware for holding bifold doors open

    I have some external WRC bifold doors (outwards opening) that I love but hate how they flap around a bit when they're open.

    Has anyone seen any hardware - perhaps like drop bolts or something - that is not an eye-sore, allows for door furniture (what I mean is, the leaves cannot close fully because of the door handle - see pic). Hopefully it'll also stop the handle from banging into the other leaf so that it doesn't dent the timber. Also the more discreet the better - I don't want much do I

    There is a timber deck, so could something be fixed to this . . . I don't know - I haven't seen anything that suits???

    I've had a search and couldn't find exactly what I was after, so my apologies if this has been done
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    Bin

    There is a couple of things you could do. A door stop like these.

    http://www.style.net.au/products.har...ID=332&Level=2

    or you could fix a cabin hook from the door that is swinging around to the next door.
    Cabin hooks come in various length that would allow you to keep the handle from touching the other door.
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    What about a flush bolt?
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    Thanks for your replies!

    How do those Swing Down Door Holder's work? How do they stay in the up position?

    Do the Push Down Door Holder's just click to go down, click to go up (if you know what I mean(

    If I used a flush bolt it would be rebated into the end of the door? Then put something in the deck for it to go down into.

    (sorry, I'm not very good at explaining)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bin J View Post
    Thanks for your replies!

    How do those Swing Down Door Holder's work? How do they stay in the up position?
    I think they have a spring loaded ball to hold them up.The only problem with them is that you may have to push the door against the handle to stop it moving around.

    Do the Push Down Door Holder's just click to go down, click to go up (if you know what I mean) Yes

    If I used a flush bolt it would be rebated into the end of the door? Then put something in the deck for it to go down into. Yes. you would need to make sure the bolt is long enough to go to the deck. If you put something there sticking up you would need to be careful you didn't trip over it when the doors were closed.

    Did you think about the cabin hook.

    (sorry, I'm not very good at explaining)
    Over to you.
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