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Will your 40-006 work for me?

A handy person from Minnesota says:
I think I understand how the bracket works to make a closer work inwards but I want to make sure it will work in my application. I am making my own screen doors for my lake home screen porch. The doors are currently 1.5" thick (I can still plane them down a bit) and will only have screen installed (no glass). The doors will be less than 40 pounds each. I prefer the doors to open inwards because snow and ice builds up in the winter and outswing screen doors cannot be opened. I prefer a dampened-style closer to control slamming. Will your converter bracket control a door the thickness and weight I describe?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, thanks for posting. The bracket goes on the top inside of the door. The thickness of the door doesn't matter, though, so 1-1/2" thick should be okay. As for the closer, I think you should consider something like our 40-077.
A handy person from Eagan, MN says:
I receive3d the bracket and have a question before I install it (two of them, actually). There is nothing to hold the pin down that goes through the closer arm and then into the 40-006 bracket. Is there supposed to be? I could see it popping up and out in the right situation.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
The pin should not come out. I've actually never heard of it happening, either. I wouldn't recommend trying to keep it in place with duct tape or anything, as it could interfere with the function of the closer.
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