This project is continued from Part 2. After removing the old wooden astragal and glue the split door frame, I’m now ready to install the new AstraSEAL™ aluminum astragal on the patio French door. The installation instructions are a single page and the job was straightforward. The astragal is 1-3/4 inches wide (to fit a […]
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This project is continued from Part 1. The new astragal is an extruded aluminum unit to replace the split wooden astragal. Installation was easy, requiring only a cordless drill/driver. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project explains how to replace the t-astragal (or simply astragal) on a pair of exterior doors. An astragal is the moulding attached to the inactive door, that contains the slide bolts, strike plate and weatherstrip to seal between the doors. The new t-astragal is highlighted in this photo. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly […]
This project is continued from Part 3. Having cut the mortises for the new Hager BB1279 ball bearing door hinges, I’m ready to attach the new hinges to the door. A long aluminum channel that doubles as a rip fence to cut plywood with my circular saw is used to align the hinges. Copyright © […]
This project is continued from Part 2. With the French Door removed from the doorway, placed in a jig on it’s side to hold it securely, and the old hinges removed, I’m now ready to install the new Hager BB1279 ball bearing hinges. The Hager hinge has square leaves, but the mortise is radiused (i.e. […]
This project is continued from Part 1. To install the new hinges, the French Door will have to be removed and stood on it’s edge in the workshop. A door is a large awkward item, so I made a pair of jigs out of scrap 2×4′s and 3 inch wood screws to hold the door […]
The basement patio French Doors were sagging, resulting in a torn weatherstrip on the active door and a 1/2 inch gap in between the two doors. To fix the problem I replaced the hinges with heavy duty ball bearing units made by Hagar Co. The Hager hinges feature heavy gauge metal and ball bearings that […]
This project explains how to fix a sagging exterior door by adjusting the door hinge setback in the door jamb. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.