Adding A Peephole - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10

Adding a peephole

I live in a condo with a normal metal front door on it just like everyone else's. The odd thing is that our front doors do not have peep holes. I just want to add one for security reasons, as I don't like my girlfriend answering the door when she doesn't know who it is.

How hard is it to add a peephole to one of those doors? Is it just a matter of drilling a hole through and then snapping a peephole in?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


ChrisF79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2006, 01:21 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10

I did it on our front door to our house. It had a white styrofoam core. I just drilled the size hole it specified in the directions. It comes in 2 parts. one part slips through the hole, the other part screws into the first from the other side. Hope this helps.


biikman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2006, 01:17 AM   #3
I blame ProWallGuy
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 244
Rewards Points: 150

Chris, you can add a standard peephole, but I really like this one. Big wide angle and you can see 'through' it from a good distance away. You cannot see through them at all from outside.

Door Scope

Do a Google search and you'll find lots of folks selling them online. Your local locksmith might stock them.
Double A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #4
Automotive Enthusiast
Sellncars's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 71
Rewards Points: 75
Send a message via AIM to Sellncars Send a message via Yahoo to Sellncars

Hello there,

You can also go high tech and install a camera. This way she wouldn't even have to gett up to look. They are reasonably inexpensive, if you go to Sams Club they had them for $39.95 i do believe, and they work great for day and night, it also has an audio feature. Hooks right up to your computer or tv set.

Good luck,
Sellncars is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
adding a wall cjay Building & Construction 5 09-11-2006 06:52 AM
Adding granules to smooth modified bitumen KCnorthernCA Roofing/Siding 7 06-22-2006 05:25 PM
Adding new circuit breakers to 100 amp sub panel DrP Electrical 8 05-25-2006 10:05 PM
adding a second floor chubdo Building & Construction 11 04-16-2005 12:20 AM
Adding a light cosumrz Electrical 8 12-16-2004 12:15 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1