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SER56 12-12-2012 01:07 PM

Simple Storm Door, screw question
 
This is a very simple question I believe, but, Im new to this stuff and typically get caught up in the details.

I recently installed a storm door but because I have no brick mold (rather the foam, stucco) trim around my door, I had to notch that out and install over this. It turned out really well, but, the #8 1-in. screws wouldn't do the trick when installing the frame due to the foam I had to go over. I had some 3-in drywall screws that I used in the interim just to get the thing hung. Now, my question, I want to replace the drywall screws (since they will rust) with #8 3-in. screws. Should these be sheet metal screws or wood screws?

Are either of these fine:

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...ex?sku=0171825

or

http://www.mcmaster.com/#pull-out-re...screws/=kka6vn

Windows on Wash 12-12-2012 01:33 PM

Don't see a real difference in either. Tomato...tomatoe...

I know there are some purist that will say that is wrong but get a pan head stainless regardless.

kwikfishron 12-13-2012 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1071821)
I know there are some purist that will say that is wrong

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Windows on Wash 12-15-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1072430)
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

You know its coming...:laughing:

joecaption 12-15-2012 10:35 AM

Pan head would look the best, Stainless is a soft metal so I would predill a pilot hole to make sure the heads did not cam out on you.
Most wood screws will have a flat head and look like poop.

Duckweather 12-15-2012 11:38 AM

Assuming it is an aluminum door they come with aluminum screws. You can use stainless or aluminum in the appropriate length but never galvanized. Aluminum, zinc, and water do not go together over time.

huesmann 12-24-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1073515)
Pan head would look the best, Stainless is a soft metal so I would predill a pilot hole to make sure the heads did not cam out on you.
Most wood screws will have a flat head and look like poop.

This. Panhead or hex head.

Thurman 12-25-2012 05:10 PM

Odd--I work part-time for Fastenal. Guess which screw I would recommend? Pre-drilling for the SS screws is a very good idea. Yes, Stainless Steel screws are softer than most other screws--Believe it or not.

Windows on Wash 12-26-2012 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thurman (Post 1079573)
Odd--I work part-time for Fastenal. Guess which screw I would recommend? Pre-drilling for the SS screws is a very good idea. Yes, Stainless Steel screws are softer than most other screws--Believe it or not.

We use your stuff quite often.

Good company to deal with!!

Merry Belated Christmas. :thumbup:


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