screen door

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by fast pasquale, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. fast pasquale

    fast pasquale hardwood flooring contractor

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    I have to install a screen door (98 dollar one at home cheapo).. i have limited carpentry skills... any tricks of the trad I should be aware of before i get going with this one.... thanks!
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Install the hinge side plumb in both directions. Take extra care on this step. Then uses some blocks to hold the door up at the proper level when you put it into the hinge channel. Take plenty of time to ensure you have the correct margins all the way across the top and along the latch side of jamb. Now put in the screws in the hinge channel. Buy some extra self-tappers and use about twice as many as come with the door!

    When drilling for the latch, start with a small pilot hole, and work up in 2 steps to the final size...3/8 or whatever they call for. You will end up with a neater hole.
  3. fast pasquale

    fast pasquale hardwood flooring contractor

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    jimbo.. thanks so much for taking the time to reply.. im installing it tomorrow actually.. but will refer to you directions as im installing.. ill let you know how it goes.. thanks again
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