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    what is the ideal size to make door chocks, length, pitch, height


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    about 5' 7" 200lbs usually does the trick, usually seen complaining in the kitchen about EMS runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    about 5' 7" 200lbs usually does the trick, usually seen complaining in the kitchen about EMS runs.
    DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE BOOT SIZE INTO CONSIDERATION WITH THAT?

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    Go by the local hardware store. They sell rubber door chocks. Buy ONE, come by the lowes or home depot and buy some lumber and make yours to look like the one you bought. Maybe the salesperson at the home depot will cut them out for you!!!
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    Take a look at the doors in your home, and as many other buildings as you can in your town. Try to come up with a height based on what you find. Mine are about 4" long and have a rise of either 1 or 2 inches.

    A few things to remember:

    - If you make your own, be sure to use a fairly hard wood.

    - 2 wedges can be used to temporarily plug a sprinkler head that has been activated, but only if they can fit between the nozzle and the dispersment part.

    - Wedges can also be pounded in between a door and doorjamb or similar situation to help get enough space to get a tool in for forcible entry. If you don't have a good tip on the wedges, they won't be any good for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    about 5' 7" 200lbs usually does the trick, usually seen complaining in the kitchen about EMS runs.
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    thin skin I see! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Go by the local hardware store. They sell rubber door chocks. Buy ONE, come by the lowes or home depot and buy some lumber and make yours to look like the one you bought. Maybe the salesperson at the home depot will cut them out for you!!!
    A good suggestion. I have both rubber (purchased) and wood (homemade) for different sizes and different applications.

    Your imagination and ingenuity are the only size limits you have. I'm in no way affiliated with www.vententersearch.com but I would recommend you check out their site. They have lots of good ideas for homemade chocks as well as other tools. Some may work for you, some may not. Give it a try and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMP0LMAN View Post
    what is the ideal size to make door chocks, length, pitch, height
    Whatever is ideal for your area. All doors are NOT the same throughout the world. Take a walk through of your area and take notice of your doors and then ask yourself that question again.
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    Go to vententersearch.com. There are some pictures and descriptions on how to make door chocks that other guys have made. Good stuff
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    Hey if there is housing construction going on near where you are, go by and see the foreman or someone who is in charge.

    Usually they have scraps of lumber thrown out. A six pack or two may get you all the chocks you can haul away.

    Just a thought Pal!!!
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    I am a carpenter so the scraps are always available, sometimes i end up with a pile of wedges under the bench without trying, was just curious if there was an ideal size, but like mentioned above, it varies from door to door. One thing i have learned from another post or article some where is that when making wedges, go with the grain not against or else the wedges will crumble when the wood dries out.

    Thanks for the replies and ideas!


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    I make mine shorter in length with a steeper angle. I don't want to have a 4-5 inch piece of wood to carry around. It works well and they don't take up a lot of room.

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    Bottom line, whatever you do... don't buy em or some other 20 dollar doo-hickie.

    If I spent that kind of money on a door stop, all i'd be thinking about for the rest of the fire is how I'm gonna get it back.

    I'd bet 20 bucks I would forget it in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    about 5' 7" 200lbs usually does the trick, usually seen complaining in the kitchen about EMS runs.
    Glad I wasn't drinking anything just then.

    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    Whatever is ideal for your area. All doors are NOT the same throughout the world. Take a walk through of your area and take notice of your doors and then ask yourself that question again.
    Vinnie,
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    Vinnie,

    Were you out there with 25th Marines? I flew over on the same plane with your HQ element. I made the rounds of Anbar doing assessments of the Iraqi fire stations for Civil Affairs, if I'd known you were there I'd have looked you up while I was out west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    I make mine shorter in length with a steeper angle. I don't want to have a 4-5 inch piece of wood to carry around. It works well and they don't take up a lot of room.
    Same here and if you make them yourself or the local Home Depot guys feel's frisky you won't feel bad about leaving it that $20 doo hicky if you forget it or leave it.

    Be safe, R2

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    Today at work I made a bunch of the angle Iron door stops. I would be able to sent you one for 3$ each (my cost not trying to make money) Plus shipping and handling or you can make them your self it was easier than I thought.
    Post on here or PM if you are interested.
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    A fantastic way to get **FREE** door chocks is to take them from fire/smoke doors (in commercial or multiple residences) that are chocked open.......(code violation!!!!)
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