Ideas to fill in or cover old milk door /chute/box .

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Old 07-09-18, 03:02 PM
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Ideas to fill in or cover old milk door /chute/box .

What are some ideas to cover this area and insulate??
 

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Guess we'd have to know what a "mike door" is first? Maybe some pics?
 
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Sry meant milk door .......
 
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Ahhhh, thought it was a Holmsian thing.

Well, will depend on the exterior of the home and whether it can be matched or just concealed. Easy to rip out the old, fill with insulation, attach exterior and interior panels of some sort, then trim, paint, conceal with a planter or statuary(?), fake dog door(?)...something that looks normal even if it's non-functional. Pic's are needed for any details.
 
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https://postimg.cc/image/6aedbrk1j/

that's the best touch I gave currently. Will try to get a better one

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Ouch, up far higher than I've seen down here. Ours were mostly almost ground level or in a protruding box on a porch or similar.


Unless you have the skills, you really will need to at least consult with a mason. Heck, that door may actually be set into the brick. I imagine interior patches would be simple once it's removed.

I would guess that a mason could re-use some of the removed brick after the door is taken out. Maybe mix a few others in and possibly do a design or some sort of brass address plate? Depending on your desires...might make an interesting spot for some sort of decorative item or plant.
 
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What do u mean by set into the brick ? Brick is covering some of the wood ?
how about converting it to a window or it's too close to the door for safety. Where they can break window and unlock door ?
 
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I couldn't tell what it was made of...thought it might be a metal frame. A window could work...if you could get the right size, glass block would look pretty awesome there IMO. The would pretty much have to demolish the wall to get through it. There are any number of other glass options...a regular double pane tempered glass and some sort of security glass window would also work. Or something with a simple design like they do on door glass?

If it's all wood and just attached to framing behind the brick...you have many options not needing a mason. Again though, depending on your skill level, you might want someone with some carpentry skills and experience to take a look before you start tearing it out.
 
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Looks to be all wood. I want something that is sort of secure and on a budget .

by glass blocks u mean those square ones. Wont that look like early 90s?

Security glass window??

keep in mind I wanna put insulation behind this. Wont the glass blocks be a heat loss ?
 
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Well, I was just saying in my opinion it would look good and let light in if needed, but not be able to see through. Glass block is relatively thick (and not always made of glass) so there's a large dead air space...might even be able to get it gas filled for higher efficiency.

If you want insulation though...then why even mention a window? Put plywood on the outside with whatever is needed to waterproof it (tar paper, weather shield, etc), then you could probably just fill in the hole with mortar or some sort of stucco mix maybe? Smooth it off flush and paint if necessary. Interior would just be insulation, sheetrock, tape, mud, and paint.
 
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I was guessing the glass block window wouldn't offer any insulation. But a regular window would be ok .
wouldn't tar paper look weird there ? How would I weather proof the plywood If I went that route
 
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Wow.... that's big. The only real way to make it look nice is to fill it in with brick as closely matched to what you currently have on the house.
 
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And cheap and nice rarely go together.
 
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Have you considered just leaving it? At least on the outside. Maybe put a screw or two in it to secure it, add some insulation behind it, and seal it on the inside.

I think it's quaint and some neat history. Plus, matching that brick will be hard, even for an experienced mason.
 
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Some one took the door out and just put a peice of ply wood. And used it as a mail box thay goes into the house .
my concern was the upkeep on keep on having to paint the wood .
 
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Ok how about this . Plywood on outside and inside with some rigid foam sandwich in between . Can it all be secured with pl300?

will pl300 stick to a paunted surface ?
 
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One topic, one post ... PLEASE.

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/i...r-barrier.html
 
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