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Door knob alternative

Door knobs are not very sanitary, people get the flu from touching a dook knob.
 
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I propose a pedal at the bottom of each side of the door that you can step on to open the door. The door would need to be able to turn both ways for this to work.
Aluxe, Nov 10 2003

Door Hardware http://www.dhi.org/...y.html#Anchor-23240
look for the "Foot Bolt" [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       Interacting with the world is not very sanitary.   

       That said, the less I encounter "dook knobs", the more sanitary I will feel.
lostdog, Nov 10 2003
  

       Just get automatic opening doors and do away with knobws, pedals, keyrings, etc. altogether.
DrCurry, Nov 10 2003
  

       Baked on AmTrak trains ... when moving from one car to another, press button, or kick the button by your foot ...
Letsbuildafort, Nov 10 2003
  

       My method: For doors that swing in the direction I want to go, kick door. For doors that swing the wrong way, kick harder. Repeat as necessary.
Laughs Last, Nov 10 2003
  

       If the pedal were mounted in the middle of the door, it could be opened using a pelvic thrust. Then it would really be mounted in the middle of the door.
bungston, Nov 10 2003
  

       [bungston] rotfpml
seedy em, Nov 10 2003
  
      
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