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TayFifer 01-19-2012 04:37 PM

Fortify a Door Noone Needs to Open
 
We have a side door and we use the area for storage. Just in case of a zombie attack, I would like to fortify the door. I'm brainstorming ideas. There are many products that reinforce the door jam, but I want to take it a step further and put a 6" x 6" piece of wood that braces the door closed.

The benefit my idea (shown below) is that we can still use the space above and below the 6" x 6" for storage.

Here is my diagram. Please offer any alternate ideas or comments.

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nealtw 01-19-2012 05:00 PM

tough naibourhood??

TayFifer 01-19-2012 05:05 PM

Zombies just moved in around the corner. Its either this or put a treadmill outside the door.

nealtw 01-19-2012 05:29 PM

We have fixed up a door in a warehouse. We added 1" plywood to the inside of the door
and a couple brakets so you could side a 2x4 in to hold it closed.

TayFifer 01-19-2012 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 66650)
We have fixed up a door in a warehouse. We added 1" plywood to the inside of the door
and a couple brakets so you could side a 2x4 in to hold it closed.

Yea I would have just put some brackets so we could put 2x4's to hold it closed, but the problem is that I'm not sure where the studs are, and it seems like weak plaster. The door frame doesn't seem that strong either.

I've uploaded a pic to show the areas I'm talking about.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7...commentcop.jpg

nealtw 01-19-2012 07:01 PM

It all looks like overkill but I'm not living with the same fear. It looks like your plan will work and hopefully it won't be tested, good luck and welcome.

oldognewtrick 01-19-2012 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 66656)
It all looks like overkill but I'm not living with the same fear. It looks like your plan will work and hopefully it won't be tested, good luck and welcome.

Neal, you can't have overkill when you have zombies living next door:eek:

nealtw 01-19-2012 08:47 PM

I am the wrong guy to judge, I don't evan know if the lock on my door works!!

TayFifer 01-19-2012 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 66669)
I am the wrong guy to judge, I don't evan know if the lock on my door works!!

That's good. Hey, what's your address by the way?

nealtw 01-20-2012 12:02 AM

Going stir crazy been snow bound for a week, highways closed do to blowing snow, got the Mustang out today for run to the store, it's odd how steep the hills seem to be with snow on them.


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