Monday, April 22, 2013

How to Hang Pre-hung Door - Part 3 of 15 - Door Hardware Removed

Fig.1 door hardware
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Paint scraper thick metal 

Mr. Victor Longpont hired my services to remove his garage door that had become damaged after a bad rain storm. The door had not been painted for over 30 years, the bottom of the door was damaged by a badly worn door sweep that allowed water into the bottom of the door.

This post shows the five steps to removing door hardware from the damaged door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the door that has been removed and set on its side. Now check each part of the door hardware to see what tools will be needed to remove the lock and plate screws. 
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the use of a cordless drill with a Phillip screwdriver bit to remove the latch from the door edge. To remove the door assembly the latch must be released first.
Fig.2 Phillip tip
Fig.3 Latch removed using 
Cordless drill
Step 3: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the screws that hold the door handle assembly being removed. Unscrew one screw at a time and remove the door lock assembly.
Fig.4 Top screw
Fig.5 unscrew handle
Step 4: Fig.6 shows the hammer and a thick metal paint scraper was used to remove the door handle from the door. Normally the door handle would just fall off but this door handle had been on for so many years that is was stuck on the door. These tools were the only way the door handle could be removed.
Fig.6 Hammer painted edge

Step 5: Fig.7 shows the removal of the metal hinges. Now that the door hardware has been removed the next step is how to recycle the door hardware. 
Step 6: If these parts are saved, they can serve to honor the planet instead of landing in a refuse heap.
Fig.7 Old painted hinge and screws

How to Hang a Pre-hung Door:

  • Part 1 of 15 Introduction Why Replace This Garage Door
  • Part 2 of 15 Removing The Damaged Door
  • Part 3 of 15 Door Hardware Removed
  • Part 4 of 15 Door Threshold Removal
  • Part 5 of 15 Installing Door
  • Part 6 of 15 Recycled Metal Removed
  • Part 7 of 15 Caulking Outside Door Edges
  • Part 8 of 15 New Door Hardware Installed
  • Part 9 of 15 Caulking Door Screws Holes
  • Part 10 of 15 Inside Door Mud
  • Part 11 of 15 Inside Door Taping
  • Part 12 of 15 Inside Door Painted
  • Part 13 of 15 Applying Stucco To Door Edge
  • Part 14 of 15 Exterior Door Molding
  • Part 15 of 15 Old Door Cut to Trash

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