Windows are manufactured and sold in a variety of sizes. A few measurements for windows available on the market are: 33.75 inches by 53.75 inches, 27.75 inches by 45.75 inches, and 31.75 inches by 49.75 inches. They also come in a variety of shapes and styles.
To open a skeleton key lock without a key, use a tension wrench and short hook to manipulate the lock's pins into the proper position. This procedure takes under 10 minutes.
A failure in the seal of a double-paned window allows moisture to enter in amounts that are too large for the absorbent silica pellets in the window to prevent. Double-paned windows have a layer of gas between the two panes. Constant expansion and contraction of this gas as temperature fluctuates throughout the day places stress on the seal, causing it to fracture.
Caulking windows is a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes depending on the number of windows that need to be caulked. The items needed are caulk, tape, a caulking gun, a wire brush, a cloth and scissors.
Automatic doors are able to detect persons, and open at the appropriate time, through the use of automatic sensors. There are many types of sensors that are used on automatic doors.
You can break open a padlock by learning how to pick a lock, creating a shim or using metal cutters. Shims can be created from simple thin metal, such as a paper clip or coke can, and can be used on both single and double-lock padlocks. Another way to get into a padlocked area without a key is to use a break-away padlock designed by Master Lock.
The best way to clean windows is not with a commercially prepared window cleaning solution, but with dish soap and water. You also need a single-edge razor, a window scrubber, a squeegee, a chamois, a bucket and old rags.
If the lock is a single-cylinder deadbolt and the knob inside the door is accessible turning the knob opens the lock. If the lock is a double-cylinder lock or the inside of the door is not accessible, special lock picking tools are necessary. If the deadbolt is not fully locked into position, pressing a credit card or other flat tool into the space left by the partially opened deadbolt allows it to open. Completely locked deadbolts require special lock picking tools to open.
A windowsill is the lowest horizontal structural piece at the bottom of a window. Interior sills are flat and are made from materials such as wood, vinyl, concrete or glass. Many exterior sills are slanted slightly so that rain can run off.
Paint exterior wood doors using an acrylic paint designed to protect the wood from weather-related damage. Choose a paint that protects against mildew, water stains, dirt and rust. In addition to the paint, outdoor wood painting requires a sanding implement, paint scraper, sponge or steel wool for cleaning, filler and a putty knife.
The minimum depth for a closet is 24 inches, according to construction expert Tracy DeCarlo. This allows room for clothes hangers to fit in the space without extending past the door frame. A depth of at least 30 inches is recommended for hanging larger items, such as heavy winter coats.
Insulation slows or prevents heat, sound, electricity, mechanical vibration or radiation from coming through walls. There are four types of insulation: heat insulation, sound and vibration insulation, electrical insulation, and radiation insulation.
A homemade doorbell can be created by combining several simple items, including a battery, bell, metal strip, reel, wire and bolts to produce a functional circuit that generates and transmits the requisite amount of electricity to generate a doorbell ring. Before building a homemade doorbell, homeowners should make sure that they have the requisite materials. Tools needed to build doorbells include wire connectors, steel bolts, a 6-volt battery, cotton reel, nail or screw, scissors, metal strip, piece of cardboard and a bell or device that makes noise when hit.
A stable door can be made by making the boarding and the framing, then painting and glazing and finally hanging. The door should be made out of wood boards.
Burglar alarms work by using electrical circuits and sensors to detect intruders. There are types of burglar alarms including motion detectors, which identify changes in position in a specific area, and smoke or fire alarms, which detect possible arson. There are also panic detectors which detect movement changes in a particular area.
To pick a lock, assemble the tools, visualize the inner workings of the lock, insert the torque tool and use the pick to manipulate the pins up onto the shear line. Turn the torque tool like a key to open the lock.
To unlock a Supra lock box you need to know its four-digit code. Supra lock boxes are known for being very secure and reliable security devices. To open the lock box, clear the memory of previous numbers, enter the four-digit code for that particular Supra lock box, slide the lock down and remove the cover.
The fix for a warped door depends on the severity of the warp. If the door has a slight warp, things like shimming the hinges, adjusting the latch or adding a third hinge can rectify the problem. If the warp is too bad for these fixes, it can be straightened using weights, or planed.
A man door is a standard swing-style door that is built into a garage door. It may also be referred to as a pedestrian door, a pass door or an access door.
Keyless entry is a mechanism on a key ring fob that sends a signal to a car or house to lock or unlock it. It uses radio transmission to send a unique signal to a receiver located in the system it was designed to activate.
To put a sliding screen door back on track, vacuum the tracks that the screen door rolls on, and insert the top of the door into the frame. Walk the bottom of the door closer to the tracks, and lift it over the tracks using a flat-edged screwdriver for leverage as needed.