Ghetto door

After doing some errands this evening we came home, walked up to our front door, unlocked it, and the door literally fell off it’s hinges.

I had a small fit of giggles, while Lee groaned and told me he didn’t know if he could fix it. I helpfully (and hopefully) suggested that we could go buy a new door but that didn’t seem to fly. Don’t get me wrong. I know a new front door is in my future, but we are trying to hang off until we get most of the major house repairs done. That way we don’t have to worry about dinging it accidentally. The previous ghetto door repair was done immediately after we moved in. Basically, you could have sneezed on it and it would have broke open.

Now it’s fixed again, but it closes too tight. Lee needs to hunt up his hand plane and shave off some of the upper corner. He just moved the hinge–no fancy pants recessed chiseling going on here. Goodness, this door can’t get any more disreputable.

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3 Responses to Ghetto door

  1. Ron says:

    It could be worse (thinks about door on mobile home in Minnesota that I put up with for 3 years before replacing…)

    I know the feeling. I often feel like it’s a race to fix more things than break around here. ­čÖé


  2. Benita says:

    Ahhh… The joys of fixing up an older home. At least it’s too tight rather than too loose.

  3. lee says:

    Ron – Yeah, I spend a lot of time hoping that existing things won’t break before I get around to dealing with them. Everything related to the plumbing is at the top of that list. We’ve got so many plumbing issues it’s not even funny. Also, I know exactly the feeling about wondering why you didn’t fix something sooner. We are presently body slamming the door to open and close it. Determined not to let that become “normal” ….

    Benita – Ha, we have one of each! The back door is too loose. I had to take the door-latch out because it was jammed, and since there’s no weatherstripping it can easily swing/blow open if the deadbolt isn’t set. It’s a little disconcerting to have a door swing open and the cat run in in the middle of the night!

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