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Old 04-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Building to code?

Yo all,

I have a canopy that I am concerned about possible "accident" ever since I got it. You can see the picture on my other post. The front panel lifts up and it is very heavy (about 3/4 inch thick). If that panel swings down it will likely cause the glass to crack or break God forbids! I can see how it can happen if a person is careless or in a household with young children who like to put hands on things. I wonder if the designer think of this when he designed the canopy? I thought my canopy design is an accident waiting to happen. Any thoughts? DP
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I got some thoughts but Ill exercise my right to freedom of speech and say it not type it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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You could attach a regulator like the old VW bugs engine compartment and that way it would be locked in the open or closed position. Or a telescoping type of opener.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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go get a locking hinge, thats all you need.

home depot has em, they act very similar to a table with folding legs.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:02 AM   #5
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Can you tell what type of hinges you have on the canopy? Some hinge manufactures make attachments for their hinges that are called soft closers. Its basically a hydrolic piston that attaches to your hinge and stops doors from slamming shut.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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Can you tell what type of hinges you have on the canopy? Some hinge manufactures make attachments for their hinges that are called soft closers. Its basically a hydrolic piston that attaches to your hinge and stops doors from slamming shut.
Mine are just regular door type hinges. This canopy costs me 399.00 and I am suprised the door just slamm shut without any kind of padding protection. Everytime there are kids coming to the house I tape the door shut. DP
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #7
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Hey doc,
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get those felt pads with the sticky tape on back, use those for your bump stops/itll silent the slam alot.

Get a locking hinge set from the hardware store, complaining wont do anything and if you dont have the locking hinges already go buy some, nothing can be done to help you unless you change out that hardware.
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get those felt pads with the sticky tape on back, use those for your bump stops/itll silent the slam alot.

Get a locking hinge set from the hardware store, complaining wont do anything and if you dont have the locking hinges already go buy some, nothing can be done to help you unless you change out that hardware.
Complaining? Nope just share my thoughts. Thanks for the suggestions. DP
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Can you tell what type of hinges you have on the canopy? Some hinge manufactures make attachments for their hinges that are called soft closers. Its basically a hydrolic piston that attaches to your hinge and stops doors from slamming shut.
Thanks so much! DP
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Im just saying if it is that big of an issue, Id figure out a way to correct the issue rather then talking about it on here. Its obvious you are concerned for the well being of the tank and its inhabitants as well as your personal property and children.
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