Sunday, April 5, 2015

How to Install Custom White Aluminum Door - Part 3 of 3 - Hardware Installation

Electric drill 120-volt
By Gary Boutin
Supplies and Tools: 
Complete door hardware directions
Handle guard template (Black with 3-holes) 
Drill bits 1/8 inch, 3/32 inch 
Electric drill cordless and 120 Volt
Glasses safety 
Pencil #2  
Screwdriver flat tipped
Screwdriver Phillip tip
Tape measure 

On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. This Easter it seams appropriate to show how to finish the installation a custom entomology (insects) screen. Easter in many regions of our valley is were the no see-em bugs come out. We are all looking forward to our local insects that will stalked us in April. Mr. Gonzales was a truck driver for a local dairy company and he was moving to Chino Valley Senior Apartment Complex. He needed this job done since he could no longer handle any tools. 

This post shows the eleven steps on how to install the door hardware on a screen door.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the complete directions for installing a new hardware for this screen door.
Fig.1 The hardware plans
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the new location of the door handle. It also shows the door handle guard template on the outside of the door. This template assures the drilled holes will be at their correct height and location for the aluminum door.  
Fig.2 Door template is 
located just above 
the door handle
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the handle guard template on the inside of the door and the center hole is drilled.
Fig.3 Template

Step 4: Fig.4 shows the top hole is being drilled. Fig.5 shows the drill is holding the handle guard template in place fore the bottom hole to be drilled. 
Fig.4 Top hole
Fig.5 Bottom hole
Step 5: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the door holes are drilled again to remove any sharp edges from the door handle.
Fig.6 Removing 
sharp edges
Fig.7 Plastic handle 
ready to install
Step 6: Fig.8 shows the door handle with the direction on the background. Fig.9 shows the installation of the handle and being tightened with Phillip screws.
Fig.8 Door handle
Fig.9 Handle ready
Step 7: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows the final adjustment to the door screen handle.
Fig.10 Fine tuning
Fig.11 Outside handle
Step 8: Fig.12 shows the door handle latch template and fig.13 shows the template will be placed on the door frame for the exact location of the door latch.
Fig.12 Paper template
Fig.13 Template on wood frame
Step 9: Fig.14 shows the last screw being placed on the bottom of the door latch.
Fig.14 Latch done
Step 10: Fig.15 shows the door closer plans and fig.16 shows the actual parts on the door closer is attached to the door frame.
Fig.15 Door closer plans
Fig.16 Door closer
Step 11: Fig.17 shows the door screen is completely installed.
This job is done and Mr. Gonzales can invite his family for the holidays.
Fig.17 Job done
 How To Install a Custom White Aluminum Door:

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