Open yellow pages (that's a phone book).
Look up "Hardware"
Visit hardware store. Bring as much of the mechanism with you as you can.
Maybe take a digital picture of the handle area of the door to show the
i've already taken it apart, and to a hardware store. it's going to
cost $50 to replace it. i was hoping i could just fix it myself, the
mechanism in it is bad or something, the guy wasn't very helpful at
the store, and nobody else was around. :) i've looked at other handles
too but they won't work with the holes already in the door. i guess if
i could would it be wise to drill new holes? and if i did how would i
cover up the old holes?
On Mar 6, 7:28 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Wow, and I thought Home Depot was expensive. $50 for a storm door
handle! Geez. You can get a whole storm door at my local Home Depot
Seriously though. Sounds like you might not have the garden variety
storm door or handle. Try to find a name somewhere of a manufacturer
of the door. Then you might be able to do a Google search for
hardware that matches your door better.
That is a bit expensive. If it is some special fancy one, then that is
about right. I figure that is about what my neighbor ended up paying when
his wife got locked out and the toddler was inside after I got the door
open, still cheaper than a new $200 door.
I doubt if you can do any home repair that will last if that is a broken
handle. It likely is cast and will just break again. If you want to try,
stop at the auto parts store and get some JBWeld.
it's brass or something, i thought about that (jbweld) i figured out
what was wrong with it last night, there's a spring missing, and the
washer that holds the square post for the handle is broken. i also
thought about just drilling new holes and putting a different handle
on, but this is so weird, the handle on the outside is about a foot
long so i wouldn't be able to cover all the holes with any of the
handles i've looked at :( and to answer Big Jake above, it was home
depot that had it for $50. and my door there to replace it would be
over $300 dollars, (darn door came with the house) lol i don't
know...i'll take it to this little hardware store up the road, they're
always real nice (little store, family owned and operated) i'll let
you all know if i fix it, or decide to take the whole door off just
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