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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 8/27/2017

So now that I've got the door in and working I figured it was time to see what else (if anything) needed doing.  I only had a couple of hours (other chores) but I could spot a couple of smaller things.

The speakeasy on the inside of the door is about perfectly level; it was just the metal grating that was crooked.  The door looks like it seals nicely when both are closed, but I see that there's a bit of daylight coming through that space between the two that will need addressing.  I think I can put some backer rod behind the gasket on the left-hand (locking) door and that should fix it fine enough.

(From the one picture it looks like the bottoms are crooked, but that's an illusion; I don't have the sweep on the right-hand door on there just yet.)

The sides on both openings to the left and right of the door look good and sized well.  The door is well centered and looks solid.  I note that the right door seems to have a tighter fit than the left door does; I suspect once I've got the additional anchoring screws in I'll cinch that out a bit.

In fact that's the next thing I need to do--put in the anchoring screws all around. ight now there are only the three screws on the lower left/right and the center of the arch and while that's enough for the instructions I don't consider that nearly enough for safety's sake.  I might have some trouble though in those larger open spaces at the upper edges of the door though.....that's a pretty large gap and I'll probably have to find some longer screws.  But that's easy enough.

So far so good then....next weekend I'll work on setting it properly and seal it all up around the threshold (silicone).


Steven in Colorado

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The speakeasy looks good.
No gap between the doors.
The bottom of the doors also looks good.
Nice gap on the right side....
....as well as on the left.


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