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08-03-08, 04:04 PM
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I'd stay away from the retractable's. I used to...

I'd stay away from the retractable's. I used to install for Lowes for last 10 years, we hated those screens and would try and talk people out of them
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Your talking about a Genie screw drive i assume,...

Your talking about a Genie screw drive i assume, the excellarater (sp) model.Pull the red rope and unlock the carriage.Open and shut the door by hand and make sure there are no rough parts in the...
03-26-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,833
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

It seems your builder threw out the 2 side strips...

It seems your builder threw out the 2 side strips that hold the glass in.I have gone to jobs and seen this a few times,like xsleeper said, those are the shipping clips.I install for Lowes and have to...
08-28-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 18,486
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

i use 4" deck screws to attach and also some...

i use 4" deck screws to attach and also some liquid nails, that eliminates any rocking/movement,especially important with some of the heavy " roll screen " storm doors out there now
Replies: 4
Views: 3,981
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Its hard to tell without any more info.If your...

Its hard to tell without any more info.If your talking about your clicker (remote) working half the time, does it do the same with another clicker too?Is the antenna hanging down, broke off or...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Thats funny, my handle peter'd out as well about...

Thats funny, my handle peter'd out as well about 1 year ago, i didnt bother fixing it, there is enough bolt left that i can grab it to clamp the fence down!
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

I've used my Delta ($89.00 special) for going on...

I've used my Delta ($89.00 special) for going on 3 years now, i use it at least two times a month, for ripping 2x's and such.It fits inside my van under my shelves and has yet to let me down.For the...
04-06-06, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,671
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Amen brother! I ALWAYS talk my customers into a...

Amen brother! I ALWAYS talk my customers into a prehung unit instead of a slab, so i dont run into those problems.I jack up my prices so high on a slab, because of the hassles.Its hard to help...
04-04-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,525
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

i Just replaced 8 of those same 6 panel slab...

i Just replaced 8 of those same 6 panel slab doors last week.I found that i had 2 doors do this also, what i found out was the hinge was cocked one way or the other, like when you screw the hinges to...
02-06-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,585
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

I've been using MDF for a while now, i made the...

I've been using MDF for a while now, i made the switch because my paslode finish nailer would split the casing sometimes and the MDF is kinda bendy.Wood gets warped real easy laying around so MDF...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
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Remove the white lens cover, there will be 2...

Remove the white lens cover, there will be 2 screws on top of cover or if you have the excelerator model you press in on top of cover and pull down and look for 2 black thin knobs, open and close...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,913
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I believe all Genie models stated that you needed...

I believe all Genie models stated that you needed a min. of 2 1/2 inches.Those old swing arm type are bad news.I live on the coast and salt air from the beach/rivers corode them.I tell people to...
Replies: 2
Views: 4,990
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Sounds like the close force adjustment needs to...

Sounds like the close force adjustment needs to be turned clockwise a little bit.Remove the white lens cover and look for 2 black skinny knobs, labeled "open" and other "close".
12-15-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,736
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

i put quarter round to hide the differences when...

i put quarter round to hide the differences when i install bifolds and also use q.r. on the top to hide the track, about $3.00 a stick
12-15-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

just get matching new hinges, there are only a...

just get matching new hinges, there are only a few sizes, take 1 off the door and take it to one of the home centers
12-13-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Angry I usually just drill them out, but then again 99%...

I usually just drill them out, but then again 99% of the time i'm replacing with a prehung unit, so i dont care about tearing old unit up.I take it your reusing door and jamb, then you will just have...
10-31-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,494
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Dont order custom, you'll pay an arm and leg!...

Dont order custom, you'll pay an arm and leg! just use a 3/4 pine square piece from one of the home improvement stores all the way around the jamb.I usually add $30 labor to shim out all 3 sides and...
09-02-05, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36,945
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Yes you can get storm doors for french doors....

Yes you can get storm doors for french doors. What will happen is you will get 2 storm doors and order a french door conversion kit. If i remember right the kit for Pella / Larson doors is around...
Replies: 8
Views: 10,836
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

16 is the way .My 18 sits around and collects...

16 is the way .My 18 sits around and collects dust.Why go smaller?
08-05-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

When you put a 3 inch deck screw through the top...

When you put a 3 inch deck screw through the top hinge into a stud, there will be no sag ! I always remove 1 screw from each hinge(on jamb side, not door) and put in a 3" deck screw.Most door...
08-05-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,172
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

"if I push at the top part of the door there is...

"if I push at the top part of the door there is some play against the weatherstrip, the bottom half part of the door is closed tight"


that means the bottom of the door needs to be knocked in...
08-05-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Is this a trick question? Ya remove nail before...

Is this a trick question? Ya remove nail before the install, its just there for shipping! Most doors are stapled or they put a plastic piece through the jamb and door knob holes.Actually most doors i...
08-05-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,172
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Sounds like you need to shim out the bottom,...

Sounds like you need to shim out the bottom, latch side jam.Take some wedges between stud and jam on latch side and knock them in with a hammer to squeeze jamb closer to the door to make the reveal...
07-28-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 22,328
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

The bottom 12 inches is usually what rots because...

The bottom 12 inches is usually what rots because of water and the splash back up. Yes if your desperate, ive seen people cut out and replace the rotton wood.If its the brickmold, its real easy, just...
07-27-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,802
Posted By BLS_SC Chapter

Ive installed storm doors for customers backwards...

Ive installed storm doors for customers backwards a few times.I just mount storm door from the inside and pretend i'm standing on the outside.Its always screened porches when people want this.The...
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