Friday, September 2, 2016

Peep Hole - Part 1 of 6 - Removal

Vice Grip®
By Gary Boutin

Tools and supplies:
Vice Grip®

Mrs. Black wanted a new security peep hole. Her present one was so small all she could see was shadows. She wanted a better security system. These post shows how to install a better security peep hole.

This post shows four steps on what the present peep hole looks like and how it was removed.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows this is the existing peep hole secured on the front door.
Peep Hole
Step 2: Top right and fig.2 shows the use standard Vice Grips® and slightly turn counterclockwise to unscrew. If that direction is wrong use the other direction. All that is needed is half an inch turn. Then the screw will release and then the rest is done with finger.
Fig.2 Vice Grips® to 
screw apart each side

Step 3: Fig.A, fig.B, and fig.C pictures below:

Fig.A: Starting to come off the door,
Fig.B: Now push peep towards the door,
Fig.C: Peep sticking its head inside of the door.
Step 4: Fig.4 shows this is the old peep hole. Now this part is done, the next post shows the tools needed for the project. The first arrow (left) is the interior of the front door. The second arrow (right) in the part outside of the door.
Fig.3 Standard peep hole
Fig.4 Top of the peep hole
Peep Hole Series Below:

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