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valpd 06-01-2013 12:24 AM

Larson storm door
 
I need help with 2 things. 1. We want to remove all of the gold trim around this screen door located around the glass of the door onside and out. Is that possible?
2. What door handle material is the next quality and rust resistant?

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gregzoll 06-01-2013 12:43 AM

If you did, the top would cause the window to fall inwards, the bottom kick plate would allow critters and air to get through. As for the handle, it is just Pot metal. Your questions are really answered if you took the time to go to Larson's website and everything is available through their customer service link.

Now of course, you can paint the Brass parts, but then it would look cheap and shoddy.

joecaption 06-01-2013 07:02 AM

I think that color looks good with the white oak.
I sure hope that door way on the outside is not exposed to direct sun.
Those full view storms should come with a big warning sticker on them. They act like a solar panel and can distory a door.

valpd 06-01-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1192388)
If you did, the top would cause the window to fall inwards, the bottom kick plate would allow critters and air to get through. As for the handle, it is just Pot metal. Your questions are really answered if you took the time to go to Larson's website and everything is available through their customer service link.

Now of course, you can paint the Brass parts, but then it would look cheap and shoddy.

So your saying stay away from brass? What other type of handle material would you recommend?

valpd 06-01-2013 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1192388)
If you did, the top would cause the window to fall inwards, the bottom kick plate would allow critters and air to get through. As for the handle, it is just Pot metal. Your questions are really answered if you took the time to go to Larson's website and everything is available through their customer service link.

Now of course, you can paint the Brass parts, but then it would look cheap and shoddy.

I also need to clarify. We want to substitute the gold trim for silver or brushed nickel.

Windows on Wash 06-01-2013 08:16 AM

Call Larson. I am sure they will sell you the new pieces in a brushed nickel finish option.

valpd 06-01-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1192479)
Call Larson. I am sure they will sell you the new pieces in a brushed nickel finish option.

Otherwise stay with brass? We don't have brass currently. It sounds like the gold trim cannot be substituted which means I would have to get an entire new door.

valpd 06-01-2013 08:33 AM

Also, I had to set the door to slam shut as its closing so it closes all the way. Otherwise it stays partially open instead of closing. What can I try?

Windows on Wash 06-01-2013 09:06 AM

Who installed it? Is the alignment proper or is the closer not zeroing out.

valpd 06-01-2013 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1192512)
Who installed it? Is the alignment proper or is the closer not zeroing out.

Its the closer.

gregzoll 06-01-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by valpd (Post 1192457)
So your saying stay away from brass? What other type of handle material would you recommend?

Never stated that. The parts you are talking about, are a "Brass" finish as described on Larson's website.

joecaption 06-01-2013 06:07 PM

I've yet to see one of those doors with that style latch close all the way on it's own.
I may if the inside door is still open but may not when the doors closed because of the pressure.
It's like trying to close a car door with the windows up, takes a little more ummp.

gregzoll 06-01-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1192838)
I've yet to see one of those doors with that style latch close all the way on it's own.
I may if the inside door is still open but may not when the doors closed because of the pressure.
It's like trying to close a car door with the windows up, takes a little more ummp.

It it me a while to get my back door to close properly after putting in a new backdoor, and reinstalling the Larson Storm that we had. Still have a small gap at the top of mine, where I did not cut enough off the aluminum, but you can get them to close properly, by just taking your time, and doing the proper adjustments on the closer and latch.

valpd 06-02-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1192857)
It it me a while to get my back door to close properly after putting in a new backdoor, and reinstalling the Larson Storm that we had. Still have a small gap at the top of mine, where I did not cut enough off the aluminum, but you can get them to close properly, by just taking your time, and doing the proper adjustments on the closer and latch.

I got it to close at a much faster rate, but the latch will not automatically close. Instead it slams into the frame. What can I spray into the latch because it seems like its just jammed at times.

Windows on Wash 06-02-2013 12:17 PM

If the latch is sticking, start with some graphite and see if it will loosen up.

If it doesn't, plan on pulling it apart and inspecting it.


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