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bhharrison
7/17/2019 09:53 EST

So, I need the assistance of the hive mind. Our apartment is on the 10th floor and has no air conditioning. We work from home and keep the windows / doors open so that it's bearable inside. We're having problems with the wind, however. So far, I haven't found a doorstop that's heavy enough to keep a door in place and we often have inside doors slamming all day. We've bought 2 different kinds of doorstops - weighted cylindrical ones and wooden wedges with rubber straps on them. Even using both, we often find the wind is so strong, the doorstops get catapulted into the hallway and the paint around the doorframes often chip from the force of the door slamming.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to it. Also, the papers on our desks have to be weighted down with basically anything we can find.

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markdfink
7/17/2019 18:53 EST

Maybe something like this:

https://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/cannon-doorstop-with-hook/products/5977ec6001925b6194875953?cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=default&cm_ite=C3782&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjrvpBRC0ARIsAFrFuV9Dm7X3_l9UyeFg1SaIX8wKdeSeIQx0vZ7SYV-l8-ucegzwsSda03IaAkFdEALw_wcB

I'm sure there are less expensive ones to be found.

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bhharrison
7/18/2019 06:15 EST

Thanks! I was hoping to avoid anything permanent, but I'm thinking that's the way we'll have to go. And, these look a lot better than the air mattress that's currently holding our office door open!

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Fredonia
7/31/2019 20:47 EST

Buy an air conditioner?

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bhharrison
8/2/2019 06:09 EST

We're in the process of getting estimates for that, but it's going to be a month at the earliest for anything to be installed. Not to mention the negotiations with the owner of the apartment and the building association. I'm hoping we can get something installed before winter sets in.

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LovePhilly
8/12/2019 11:46 EST

Use a brick.

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