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Old 11-09-2020, 07:21 PM   #1
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Propping bay doors open

Our fiberglass "garage" storage/access bays open horizontally. There is no catch to keep them open while you are working, so gusts of wind tend to be a pain.

What are some of the options for latching the door into an open position? We've considered super strong magnets glued to each door and each spot where it will open to. ...but I'm just guessing there are more elegant solutions.
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Something like a storm door closer ?
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Mine have gas shocks. You don't need much pressure to hold them out at 90 degrees
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Yep, gas shocks....

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Our fiberglass "garage" storage/access bays open horizontally. There is no catch to keep them open while you are working, so gusts of wind tend to be a pain.

What are some of the options for latching the door into an open position? We've considered super strong magnets glued to each door and each spot where it will open to. ...but I'm just guessing there are more elegant solutions.
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As has been potentially suggested, I'd figure a way to use gas struts. If installed correctly, they'll hold the doors at a position you select. Like right at 90 degrees open, a bit farther, shorter, your choice. You won't need real strong ones for that type of action/situation. The strong ones are for holding vertically operated doors in the UP position.
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I too would suggest you put gas struts on the doors!
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