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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:28 pm


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Molon Labe - King Leonidas' response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. Translation: "Come and take them"

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:58 am
I had to use 3' screws on my front and back doors just to get them straight. The HUD morons put in cheap, door units, and the striket plates were screwed just into the inner trim pieces.

It'll take a big somebody to get in here. Then they've got to deal with an armed homeowner and a pissed off Schnauzer. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:17 am
You can't keep them out, but you can slow them down. If your handy you could make a 24" striker plate out of common hardware store stock 1 1/2" x 1/8". I like leaving the front door wide open, kinda make them think, "wait a minute, somethings not right here. :shock: " :D
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:27 am
2x4 across inswing door will surely slow them down a little more :D :D
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 am
Fictional Character wrote:2x4 across inswing door will surely slow them down a little more :D :D


I agree, however I can cut through a 2x4 with a sawzal or a chainsaw in seconds. Ever try to cut through one of those 4" deck screw with a sawzal, better have more than one blade. You can forget about a chainsaw could get hurt trying that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:56 am
LH,

1X3 cold rolled steel tubing, twice across the door will also do the trick. Use lag bolts (grade 8) and they aren't going to saw through them any time soon! (lag bolts to hold the slide in brackets of course or you'll never get it open either!) :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm
Lighthorse wrote:
Fictional Character wrote:2x4 across inswing door will surely slow them down a little more :D :D


I agree, however I can cut through a 2x4 with a sawzal or a chainsaw in seconds. Ever try to cut through one of those 4" deck screw with a sawzal, better have more than one blade. You can forget about a chainsaw could get hurt trying that.


It is to slow you down by the time you cut through anything of mine you would have died of lead poisoning lol
If i am asleep ad someone tries the ole kick in my door , while they are regretting trying that on my door and rubbing the foot i am already awake and on the move but they are still NOT IN MY HOUSE :D :D
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:41 am
Excellent Point FC, :gs:

I also suggest investing in a Steel door. Many that are sold today as "exterior" doors are in fact injection molded plastic (fiberglass) with a filler. shrug

You can probably find a good steel door at a commercial salvage yard from a warehouse or other take down. I had a line on four of them as a commercial strip mall was being remodeled, came with steel frames and all for $25 a piece. Unfortunately, I had no use at the time. :beer:

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