Sunday, May 21, 2017

What-What?! Week of May 21st

Yesterday, the husband and I swapped out the backdoor of our house.  We finally had enough sun on a weekend that having a big whole open all day would be a good idea.

I tried to take some pictures of the old door, but they all just suck:

 Osric and Corwin went outside and played while we worked.  We got out the lawn chairs and trucks.


 Taking the door out -- notice the big holes on the left.  No wonder this doorway was drafty before!

BIIIIG HOOOOLE.  After we got the door off, you would not believe the number of bugs we found.  There was the biggest Black House Spider, a number of smaller spiders, some ants, pill bugs, and some beetles.

Hammering.  We got these nifty composite shims that were easy to break off later.  All the holes you see around the door were filled with expanding foam.

Taa-DA!  New door versus old door.

The difference in the temperature of the kitchen is already noticeable -- normally by morning, the kitchen is pretty chilly, but this morning it was actually still warm.

We still need to add trim on the inside, then paint the door and trim.  Dunno what color we're going to do -- probably just white until we make other color decisions.

This was a surprisingly easy project -- it did help that the doorway was both level and square to start out with, so not a lot of fiddling there.  Probably a not-square doorway would be harder (I'm looking at you, bedroom doors), but I'd be willing to give it a try sometime.

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