My back door had been sticking for years ever since I had new lineoleum
with underlayment put down, had gotten so bad over the years that I have
had to cut parts of the floor away and tug hard for it to clear. You
have to pull up on it and tug hard to get it open halfway, then it's
It's like pulling teeth to find someone to do odd jobs reasonably, so
I've been sleuthing. A guy who came to fix the toilet and garbage
disposal graciously took the door off for me, we hauled it to his van
(heavy sucker), he took it to the hardware store, I had called ahead to
explain exactly what I needed and the composition of the door, they'd
trim it for $5. When he got it to the hardware store, they wouldn't do
it. I guess it might ruin their $150 diamond saw blade, and I had
evidently talked to some kid at the front desk.
Now what to do? I have called the hardware store again to find out
about a saw blade. My granddaughter's boyfriend has a cirular saw; I
had one but it disappeared like so many things do if they aren't nailed
down around here, and I was told that I should buy the right size blade
for his saw called a "cutoff wheel" for metal and that we might need
two, watch that it doesn't heat up too much.
Does this sound reasonable? I wouldn't mind a new door and put this one
on the garage and get rid of the horror that is on there now, but I know
you are just asking for problems especially since the garage door is
hinged from the opposite side from the "problem" door. The current one
is on there "backwards" because it was once the back door to the house,
same as the "problem" door now..
I have two really nice doors my daughter picked up out of some junk, and
they might fit the garage; I don't know, didn't like the style as well
as what's on there, but you can't be too picky when you are trying to
get things done on a budget. They are wood and could be cut down for
the garage, but I really didn't want either one on the garage and
certainly don't want them for a back door.
Now I find out in my city I can have cement poured for new slab on porch
and new steps, can erect two arbors, but I have to get an $11 permit to
hang a new door on the house, if I go that route!