· Shadow box dancer
The reason not to use screen door closers is that they are not intended for that use and they can malfunction terribly. I have heard two people say that they had theirs have the cap pop off and one of them actually had the rod shoot across the street. Thank goodness there was no kids around. I think the main reason people say not to use the screen door closers is that you could possible kill a kid. Plus air cylinders aren't that much more expensive in the long run when you take into account having to modify the screen door closer.