I noticed recently that the door close on my Storm door has partially detached from the frame, and it seems that a portion of the frame has fallen off.
I am not sure how to go about repairing the frame there so I can reattach thus securely.
Anyone willing to give me a rough idea if what would be involved here? I don't want to go cutting into my door frame unless I'm certain I'm doing the right thing.
Thanks for any advice or assistance you may offer.
After a lightning storm my genie intellicode garage door opener would not close unless I held the button on the wall panel. The lights on the sensors were not on. The problem was the “sequencer board”. It sells for $60-$80.
I traced the problem to a failed TVS (transient voltage suppressor). It was measuring a short (0 ohms) both directions.
The part number is P6KE12A. Costs $0.75
I’d post a pic but I put everything back together now.
It’s easy to replace if you have solder skills.
Just though I’d share to save someone a few bucks.
There's a nice storm doing its thing outside. Thunder, Lightning, and Rain are all in attendance, but that nuisance Wind is still barred after The Incident. He's sent his baby cousin, Light Breeze, instead and she's much calmer.
Due to Wind's absence, we can have the door open without Rain being blown inside. I feel this enhances the experience of watching the storm. Anyone else?
The south west of the Storm Coast, to the north west of the Driftwood Margin Camp, there is a cave with a door that I cant figure out how to open. How the hell does one open this damn door.
Do you open it during the main story (Im on Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts), Im a level 20, Im on PS4, havent touched the settings.....WTF!!!?!??!
My mother n law in Massachusetts needs a new storm door. It’s a wide 42” and trying to order online is impossible at Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ace. My brother n law even went to Home Depot and they didn’t believe him. They wanted pictures. The original door is a Larson. Tried to order online, no luck. Called Larson and they said because of Covid they are very busy and to order online. I’ve run out of ideas.
I'm looking to replace part of my storm door hinges because the bottom hinge has been bent and distorted by the previous homeowner. I took off the storm door and all the visible screws, but it looks like it's still attached to the house/wooden door frame by nails and screws of some sort..
What are my next steps here?
Do I rip off this part of the frame here and risk splitting the wooden frame? Am I missing something here?
I am looking to replace a storm door, but I just want to make sure i dont need anything extra?
I measured the framing itself, and the height matches up to 80 Inches, however the width is 36-1/2". All of the doors I have seen mention a max of 36-3/8". With this in mind, will I need extra components for a 36x80 door to fit in this area? Or will it fit fine with just being 1/8th of an inch off the max width?
Something stripped out of my storm door handle, but for some reason I can’t find an obvious replacement. Most of what I see for storm doors is a latch onto a metal bar, rather than in a bored-out hole catch. It’s 4 3/4 inches between screws.
Can someone link me to what I should be looking for? Bonus points for HD or Amazon or something I can receive quickly!
Here’s a pic: https://imgur.com/gallery/WrWXzJR
(I realize the lock lever is supposed to be interior, but I switched it because one handle falls off.)
So- maybe I’m just having a bad day? I’m normally pretty handy but I’m struggling getting this door in. This is supposed to be a 45 minute install but two things have happened first this trim piece has come off the side of the door, and I can’t quite figure out how it attaches to the door. It seems like it’s the trim piece that you actually screw into the door frame. There is nothing in the instructions about this piece the second part is I can’t get the actual door open open ! Help ! https://imgur.com/gallery/G7Ch02C
The outer handle of our storm door fell off, so we decided to replace the entire handle. Unfortunately, the inside latch is just too short for the old strike so the door won't stay latch shut. Do they make them a little bit wider? I measured and it looks like a 1" wide piece would keep the door closed, the piece on there currently is about 7/8" wide. I can't move the latch over any farther to the doorjamb because of a lip on the outside of the storm door.
I apologize if this sounds like a dumb ask, but I'm very bad at googling things online and prefer to do curbside pickup at the hardware store because of Covid, otherwise I'd go inside the store to see what they had available.
I need to replace a double storm door (each door is 36x80) where one door will be stationary due to it being a false front door. The handle for the functional door is on the side of the door that is near the false door (so it looks like it would open in the middle like French doors if both doors were functional). I’m planning on getting full view Larson doors from Lowes, but I’m open to other options.
The handle for the front door is right at 40”, which apparently is 4 inches higher than “standard” height, so the exterior door handle of the front door hits right where the storm door handle will hit (the old door blew off in a storm because the handle didn’t always latch due to this).
I had an installer come out to measure for the new door and he gave me a couple of options:
They build out the frame so the handles will be further apart, but still at the same height. My concern with this approach is that the bottom of the door won’t hit the metal threshold so air/bugs could get through. Do you think weatherstripping (either the rubber gasket thing that comes with the door or something else put on after) could solve this?
Get a wood core storm door so the location of the latch on the storm door can be changed. But I don’t care for the style options of the wood core ones, so I don’t love this idea.
I had a thought, but no clue if this will work: can the hinges for the moving door be mounted in the middle, so the handle for the storm door would be on the opposite side of the door from the functional front door? In other words, does the kit that connects the two storm doors require the hinges be on the outside or can they be mounted in the middle?
Just installed a Mastercraft Steel Exterior Door along with a new storm door, and of course the sticker attached to the glass of the Mastercraft door has some info, including this:
>"Due to high heat conditions, this frame is not recommended for use behind a storm door and may void warranty."
I can't find additional info on the Mastercraft website about this. The door faces south, there's no overhang from the roof, and I live in Iowa, so it's going to get some high heat.
Is this anything to really concern myself about, or can I just enjoy my new doors?
Looking to have a storm door installed soon. I like the full pane glass doors. I have a dog, and I would like for him to be able to lay in front of it and see outside.
Anderson has nice storm doors with a latch that you slide down and you have a screen on the top half. I like those, but I want one with a screen on the bottom to let the breeze in below. I imagine it would get toasty hot on summer days and without a breeze would be too warm to lay in front of for longer periods. This was at Home Depot and the sales guy said they had nothing with screens on the bottom.
Anyone have an idea of where to get a door with a screen on the bottom half? Its my front door, not a side or sliding door.
I'm trying to figure out what this glass clip/ rivet thing is called... Help please! Wanna replace but can only find clips with screw...
My wife wants to change the setup by installing the replacement storm/screen with the hinges on the opposite site from the hinges of the main exterior door. That feels wrong to me but I can’t say why. Does one of you know whether there is a building code or best practice concerning this? The Family Handyman says it should be on the same side “in general,” with exceptions that don’t apply to us. Is there a correct/incorrect, or is this just a re-hash of the toilet paper holder issue?
TLDR: Exterior front door frame extends out from door different distances. Do I need to build out the short side?
We just bought a townhouse in the Mid-Atlantic and want to install a full view storm door. The opening is 36" x 80" so I am looking at Larson Classic full-view so we can swap out the glass for a screen and get some air in the nicer weather. The problem I am running into is that the exterior around the door is even on 3 of the 4 sides. The frame extends out on the top and left side 4.5" beyond the right side.
It looks like most storm doors need the frame even around the entire perimeter to install the storm door frame.
Do I need to build out the frame on the right side to be able to install a storm door?
Interesting that you can’t post pics here ?? Wouldn’t that help tremendously? So I have a storm door I’m trying to install. I have this molding on each side of my door (it’s really more like a 3x3. Little larger than molding. ) the inside width of this is 35’. Guess I got a door that was too wide as it seems to measure 35 3/4. Do I trim this molding ? Remove it all together so The door is flush to the surface behind it ? Trim on both sides ? Just one side ? Ugh. This was supposed to be easy. Please not- the measurement shown is from outside of molding across. Inside width is 4 inches smaller or so. :/
Title says it all. That’s how little my NMom can take it.
Been holding in some feelings about my mom and sole living grandparent not being there for me since I’ve birthed my son 7 months ago.
Even before coronavirus, I can count on one hand the amount of times my mom has been over to help with baby since he’s been born and I had a difficult entry into parenthood due to a traumatic/life threatening labor, recovery, and difficulties with nursing as he was tongue-tied and had colic. The first 5 months were challenging to say the least.
Yesterday she comes over for first time since coronavirus started as I asked her to babysit as my husband has been super stressed and I wanted to take him to out for a date.
She shows up hella late, doesn’t communicate as to why the entire day, so when she arrived I tried to have an adult conversation with her: I calmly tell her the that it hurts that my grandma has met my son once since he’s been born and that they both choose to be involved in their own work, gardens, vacations, this and that, rather than be there for me when I really need them and overall I am surprised by the little to zero involvement from them, let alone, all the mothers in my family.
Results in NMom storming out like a child and says she’s getting personally attacked.
Yup. This is what happens every time when I try to discuss my feelings.
Edit: Tarp is now SOLD
Top quality tarp from well regarded cottage maker. Love this shelter but it ended up being more than I needed (fair weather weekend warrior who primarily cowboy camps out west). It’s only been used 1 night so it’s pretty much new. Otherwise, it’s been stored loosely in my closet. It was originally purchased in January of this year.
Pics and verification: https://imgur.com/a/OQ6kx50
Tarp includes attached bivy loops, original linelocs, reflective guy lines, and DCF stuff sack from Yama.
Retail price for the tarp with head and foot storm doors is $428, but happy to let it go for $399 plus shipping and GS fees.
Please note DCF tarps are currently sold out at Yama and I don’t think he regularly stocks the 0.51oz version (and with the storm doors), so this one is sort of a rarity.
I’m looking for something along the lines of a grace solo tarp so possibly open to trades.
I bought 2 larson quick hang doors in lowes, its been a while and they were sitting there, hubby and I were home during the pandemic and decided to install them. One is maybe a quarter inch too tall. The door wont close easily it hits the soffit the second is a completely different size, like 4 inches too big. Would we be able to cut them? Or will that ruin the doors completely? These are the doors. https://www.lowes.com/pd/LARSON-Tradewinds-Fullview-White-Full-View-Aluminum-Storm-Door-Common-36-in-x-81-in-Actual-35-75-in-x-79-75-in/50375000?cm_mmc=shp--c--prd--mlw--google--lia--202--stormdoors--50375000-_-0&store_code=1624&placeholder=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsbuhjuze6AIVCZezCh2vuQ18EAQYASABEgKX-vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
So, yeah, pretty much what it say in the title. There's a gap of little over a centimeter (I can easily fit a finger into the gap) and I'm looking for a way to close it, since my landlord doesn't see this as an issue. Suggestions? (preferably something that a landlord can't complain about)
Note: vertically, the door and sill are okay