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11-25-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,360
Posted By Don Spencer

Pivot Holes

Planter,

You mentioned moving the pivot holes. Yes, if the door width is altered, the hole will have to move in order to place it in proper position with the pivot bracket.

Measure th...
11-11-06, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,015
Posted By Don Spencer

Turn it all around

Since you have experience in installing prehung doors, investigate the possibility of simply turning the whole jamb around, then change out to security hinges. Since it's a steel Stanley door, it's...
09-04-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By Don Spencer

modern weather stripping

You'd be surprised what some of the new forms of weather stripping can do. Door gasket pressed against the door from the outside , plus a vinyl bead running between the door and the mortise.

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03-11-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Don Spencer

When you make a hole in a wall for a new door...

When you make a hole in a wall for a new door opening, you'd best be sure the wall is not "bearing," that means, supporting the weight of the ceiling joists and/or rafters. If the wall is bearing,...
03-11-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 54,485
Posted By Don Spencer

Hinge Protectors?

What do you mean by hinge protectors?

Usually they are not something that can be added on after a hinge is installed. Usually hinge protectors - devices which prevent the pin of a hinge hung on...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,925
Posted By Don Spencer

Zero Clearance

I replaced a fireplace some years ago, took me forever. I remember that I depended heavily on the building & safety folks to guide me through the process.

As best as I can remember, there was a...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By Don Spencer

Gas Company

If the pipe in your fireplace is not capped and doesn't have holes along the length of it, then it is not a "log lighter." You probably have inherited the leftovers of some other kind of gas rig.
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03-03-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,526
Posted By Don Spencer

Jack chain

Wonderful windows, aren't they? Used to repair them at a little old facility that dates back to the teens of the previous century. I've encountered some with pickets in the sides of the frame which...
03-02-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By Don Spencer

Putty knife

If you haven't broken the door down yet, use a putty knife to against the latch to wiggle it open. Once the door is open, follow the advice from the previous post and compare your broken hardware to...
03-02-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By Don Spencer

Sub Floor Adhesive

I've found that super sub floor adhesive or poly carbomate (?) caulks dry hard and resist weather well. And they adhere well, too. Check with your local contractor's supply store for what's available.
03-02-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Don Spencer

Code approval

What's important is that your door passes inspection with the local building authorities. A call to them might convince you that look is subordinate to function here.
03-02-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,580
Posted By Don Spencer

1-3/8" Exterior Door

The main difference between ext. and int. doors, if they are truly made of solid wood, is the glue. In California, "Type-1" glue is used. But this is only important if the door stands directly in the...
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