Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How to Install Security Chain Guard on a Windowed Door

Chain guard kit
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver
Deck screws
Drill bit 1/8-inch
Pencil #2
Phillip bit
Wood drill

Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. Michael wife was very conscious about her safety, and she decided my service company to install door security chains on all the doors leading to the exterior.

This post shows the ten steps to installing a security guard chain on a windowed door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the door chain placed against the door.

Fig.1 Decide the location on the door
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the pencil marks on the wall where door jamb needs be pre-drilled. 
Fig.2 Pencil mark
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the pencil mark on the door.
Fig.3 Pencil mark
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the two brass screws and the 1/8 inch drill bit.
Fig.4 Wood bit for the pilot holes for the screws
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the cordless drill is being used to make some pilot holes.
Fig.5 Use a 12 volt cordless Ryobi drill
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the cordless drill placing the brass screws into the door jamb. This door jamb was made of wood and had been attached into the wall over fifty years ago.
Fig.6 Install the 
door frame
Step 7: Once the job was done, Mrs. Edwardton wanted longer deck screws installed into the wall jamb. Fig.7 shows a three inch deck screws were inserted into the door jamb. Fig.8 shows the screws went in easily and now the chain guard was ready to use.
Fig.7 Use a longer screw than in 
the package for more security
Fig.8 Chain guard in operation
Step 8: Fig.9 shows that the chain can be positioned on the door jamb so it does not damage the door when not in use. 
Fig.9 Guard not locked
Step 9: Fig.10 shows that after the work in done, saw dust needed to be picked up to reduce slipping on a wood floor.
Fig.10 After the work 
clean up the floor

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