How to Safeguard a Sliding Glass Door

Follow this guide for a quick & easy way to prevent finger injuries from heavy sliding glass doors.

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Sliding glass doors are a cause of finger accidents. Follow this guide for simple steps to safeguard your door (and your fingers).

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Gather your supplies.

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Tie the twine around the screw head.

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Insert screw into the ball.

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There should be a screw installed high up in the frame of your door.

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Loosen this screw about 1/8".

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Tie the twine around the screw about 10" from the ball.

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Retighten the screw.

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To close the door, swing the ball to the side. Children won't be able to reach the ball. The door will latch as normal.

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When the door is opened, the ball falls into the door jam and prevents the door from closing on fingers.

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