Tools & Materials to Install or Replace Interior Doors
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
Installing or replacing interior doors is a bit tricky but not if you know what you use and how. Use your old door as a template when you install a new one. Before removing the old door mark ten inches up from the floor on the wall as a reference marker. There are several hardware tools you will have to use. Here are some.
Drills and Drivers
Drills are mainly used for punching holes in the wall or the wood. It can be used to make screw holes. A drill or driver has a keyless chuck, which accepts a wide number of round and hex shank drill bits. It also holds hole saws and rotary sanders for easy sanding. These units also come with a slip clutch so that you can adjust the torque enabling precise and constant screwing. An impact driver is also a very useful device but instead of just drilling it also punches the wall. This helps in quicker results and on tougher surfaces. It has a collet, which accepts hex shank driver bits. It can be used to drive long screws. This includes fat lag screws as well.
This device helps you to cut the wood or trim it. It also clamps the material to be cut in a secure manner with the saw advancing slowly enabling you to get very precise cuts. The saw makes the cut using wither the edge of the clade or by an abrasive wheel. The cut is also narrow kerf and relatively smooth. Accurate cuts are possible due to the clamping mechanism. Address the burrs, which are left on the side of the material with sandpaper before you proceed to the next step.
A door hinge is a very important part of any door. It keeps the piece of the door in place and is directly responsible for the opening and closing. It gives the door support. They work as the fulcrum and offer mobility to the door. Too much tension on it can affect the door closing and opening and too little tension can make it too loose to close. There is a variety of door hinges you can try out in the market. But ensure that you use a six both door hinge for efficient weight distribution.
Which lock to go for
The lockset of your door is the most important part since it controls the safety of the house. In case you wish to buy a lock make sure that you go through your options and pick one, which is secure for your house. These locks come in different types and all cost differently. Get a pro to fic the lock as it is much harder than fixing the actual interior door. If the lock is electronic it will also require circuitry.
Knob locks are the most common type of door lock used in garages, patios, rooms and virtually anywhere. These have locks on knobs on each side of the door. One side has a lock and the other a keyhole. This is used to unlock the lock from outside as the body of the lock is inside.
Commonly found on interior doors lever handle locks feel really nice. They are easier to access and most lever handle locks don’t require keys. Locking is done through a push or twist on the inside face. They are not very hard to break open hence shouldn’t be used on main doors.
Deadbolt locks are the most secure and inexpensive common front lock. They use a metal bolt, which slides into the door jam. A latch within a door and a keyhole on the outside control the bolt. Four types of deadbolt locks are available Single deadbolts, double deadbolt locks, Jimmy proof deadbolts, and Captive deadbolts.
Keyless entry pads
These electronically controlled keyless locks are opened using a numbered code. Most have a number keypad where a code is set. These locks are much more expensive but they are virtually impossible to break into. They either feature the keypad numbered system of the card or tag system. Existing locks can also be replaced with a keyless keypad lock.