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Lever Door Handle

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a means for individuals with arthritis, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities to open doors. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for creating a lever door handle. A pipe hanger bracket is attached horizontally to a doorknob with a radiator hose clamp. Prongs and sharp edges are covered with plastic tape. Plastic tape can also be used to cover the entire item in a color to match the décor. MATERIALS: One four- or six-inch pipe hanger bracket, one two-inch diameter radiator hose clamp, and plastic tape. TOOLS: Pliers, screwdriver, and plastic tape. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills. TITLE: Lever Door Handle. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p. 72. PAGES (including cover) 2. 1997.

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