Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0

Storm door problem


Shorelunch

Question

Our front glass storm door wasn't completely latched when the high winds came through a couple days ago and the wind caught it and the door's two closers pulled and cracked wood out from the frame from where it was attached. I was thinking about cutting out the wood and try to replace it in both spots where it tore the wood. Otherwise, I'd have to replace the enitire side frame piece, which means pulling down the header too.

Anyone familiar with this type of problem? Any advice? My carpentry "skills" are mediocre at best - maybe hire a handyman?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

If the screws just pulled out of the jamb you can fill those holes and move the closer bracket up or down a hair.

If the screws pulled out and took a chunk of the jamb with it, glue the piece back in there and fill the holes. Get yourself some 3 1/2' screws, predrill the jamb and fasten the bracket with the longer screws. Your going to be hitting the framing this way. Don't set the screw in till it starts to pull the jamb in either. If you like you can pull the casing off first and shim between the jamb and framing(jack stud) then attach the bracket with the 3 1/2 screws.

Your chain should be adjusted to stop the door before it starts to put stress on the door jamb bracket with the spring taking up the shock.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

ST, thanks for the reply. The screws ripped out about a 2x1" strip of wood at the top closer and a 4x2" chunk in the bottom. Are these too big to glue back and fill and then try and adjust the closer screws?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

If the pieces fit together nice and tight then gluing them would be a good bond. You really can't clamp them tight till they dry so if you used finish nails instead without splitting more wood you should be good. I would still use screws long enough to anchor the brackets through the jamb and into the jack stud. Adjusting the closure is only for the force it pulls the door shut at.

The chain limits the amount the door can open which in this case wasn't attached or the limit was set to where the door pulled the closure brackets out of the jamb.

In other words the closure isn't intended to stop the door, thats what the chain is for.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Unfortunately, there isn't a chain on the door but there will be by this weekend. Thanks for the advice - I'll take a closer look at it again tonight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

For beer and a fishing trip, I may be able to give you a hand this weekend. Let me know.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

That may be do-able - know anything about air conditioning sending water into my basement, remote lighting systems and how to replace a piece of siding too? laugh.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Yep, I have a solution to most any problem we will come across. wink.gif Just have Lou spend some time fixing the place up and we'll go fishing. grin.gif Seriously, give me a call. I can talk to my buddies FIL and get A/C q's answered. Just need some more details. Siding is really no biggie either.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Its normal for A/C to produce water. If it's not coming out the drain hose where it is supposed to then its not normal. You've either got a plugged drain hole in the tray, or possibly the drain tray is rusted out and leaking. That happened to mine a couple years ago but it was 16 years old at the time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks Mac. I'm far from an AC guru. It's not draining out the hose so I'll follow it back and try and find the source of the clog or just take my air compressor and blow it out and see what happens.

Now, anyone know an electrician is the western suburbs who's familiar with remote lighting . . . ? confused.gifgrin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I am the AC guy, you either have a plugged drain, cracked pan, or a-coil is freezing up due to lack of freon, of dirty filter. Change filter every month, if the plenium ( sides from furnace to duct ) is extremely cold you have referegent issues , otherwise unscrew your drain and replace with new.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I took my air compressor and blew a couple of shots up the drain hose and about a quart of water came out - so I guess the drain hose was just plugged. I think I'm good now, but should I check for any possible damage or other culprits?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Quote:

ST, thanks for the reply. The screws ripped out about a 2x1" strip of wood at the top closer and a 4x2" chunk in the bottom. Are these too big to glue back and fill and then try and adjust the closer screws?


If the pieces fit well then you can glue them back in; either a decent PVA glue (titebond II) or Gorilla Glue. If the pieces don't fit well then you could square out the damage, insert a patch, and glue; as long as the fit of the patch is good the glue will hold. You may want to hire that part out. If you have damaged screw holes then go to the Borg and get a piece of dowel a size larger than the screw. Then measure the dowel (i.e. 1/4" dowel is generally never 1/4") and pick a twist bit that matches (probably 1/64 or 1/32 less than the nominal diameter of the dowel). Now drill out the old holes, glue in the dowel, and when the glue sets you can drill a pilot hole and put the screws back in. This works for any striped out screw hole; bolt on guitar necks, door hardware, knockdown furniture, etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Kettle
      Had walleye last night with the nephews, gave me a chance to go out again this evening for a quick solo 6, water temp 55 degrees, fish 12-14 ft on jigs
    • hopper33
      I have questions about the following hypothetical. Buy used boat and trailer from Iowa Resident. Would need to transfer, and I have not done before. Duck boat, may occasionally fish out of it. Technically 15'11 1/2" long. Will have motor. Do I need a title? Does it need registration?   Same for trailer. Need a title? Need Registration? License Plate?   Thank you for any help.
    • PSU
      I realize it's only been 2 days Raven77, but are you continuing to see the level decreasing?  
    • cm012419
      Sight fished this one, also got a 19" off a bed with a senko but didn't get a picture because my phone died. Length was 14" for the one in the photo. Haven't been able to get out much recently, but I should be able to go Saturday.
    • Pat McGraw
      Sizes caught matched most recent survey very closely - a lot of 12-14" fish with a few 15". Three to six feet of water against rocky shoreline at dusk was very productive. Fish still discharging milt. Should continue to be great fishing for next couple weeks along shoreline. 
    • CigarGuy
      Our group of 6 guys did pretty good. From Thursday evening to Sunday caught a bunch of crappies, 4 walleyes that were to big, a handful of pike and sunfish. One sunfish was 11". All on the west end.
    • ReefWhooligan
      You did a lot better than us...  Did you mostly catch them in mornings and evenings or were you able to catch them mid-day also?
    • Wheres_Walter
      We were up this past weekend.  We got cold but did ok.  We caught around 40 walleye.  Most were 12-14" a handful of 14-16".  Good activity and a full fry pan, but no bigger fish.  Frazer and Smarts bays.  All Jig and minnow.  Mornings we found them at 24-26 FOW.  Evenings in 7-10 FOW.  Water temp was 50-52.
    • Kettle
    • Leroyboyisthatu
      Was out the last 2 days. Saw some Crappies caught in warmer bays. Not much action outside the mouths of bays today. Hoping it picks up this week. Trying to learn this lake over the summer.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.