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Old 01-23-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hi All,

My screen door somehow came open and got whacked by stormy winds yesterday. The "pivot bracket" thing, which the return piston connects to, partly ripped out of the door jamb. I already upsized the screw once, so I don't think the bracket can accomidate a larger screw. Is there some sort of "anchor" product that I put in the jamb, so I can screw to it? I was thinkin something similar to the "drywal" type things, something that expands or maybe digs into the wood.

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:34 PM   #2
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Drill the holes oversize and glue in a wood plug (dowel) then drill small pilot holes and return to original screw size

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Drill the holes oversize and glue in a wood plug (dowel) then drill small pilot holes and return to original screw size
Thanks for the tip, but it would not be strong enough unless I pulled off the jamb and went in from the backside with a tapered plug. The door gets subjected to some crazy-arse winds. I need something metal with some serious grip.
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Then try drilling a few more holes in the bracket and add a few more screws
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Why not drill through the door completely and use bolts? I'm sure you could get something that wasn't too ugly on the outside of the door.
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Then try drilling a few more holes in the bracket and add a few more screws
The bracket already has 4 screws, which is as much as it can hold.
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Why not drill through the door completely and use bolts? I'm sure you could get something that wasn't too ugly on the outside of the door.
The bracket is on the wooden "jamb", not the door; if it were on the door, we would not have this problem as the door is metal.
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Ahh, silly me, I should read more carefully! How about longer screws that go into the framing around the door itself?
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Ahh, silly me, I should read more carefully! How about longer screws that go into the framing around the door itself?
That is what I already upgraded to, but they failed also. I might be able to go with some beefy "lag-bolts", but they will probably rip out too.
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Maybe add a doorstop to prevent the door from 'overswinging'?
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There's those chains that will help with overswing and they have a chain on them to prevent excessive force on the door parts.
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Ayuh,.......

Pound abunch of Wooden Matches,+ Glue into the failed areas/ holes,....
Let it set up,+ redrill,+ attach your screws,....
It'll be Stronger than New........
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Pound abunch of Wooden Matches,+ Glue into the failed areas/ holes,....
Let it set up,+ redrill,+ attach your screws,....
It'll be Stronger than New........
I did that recently with a particle board desk that was wobbling all over because the screws were stripped. I glued toothpicks into the holes and let them dry, then I scored and snapped them off. When I screwed it back together it was stronger than the particle board, or at least it felt that way as I was screwing it. Nice and tight now.

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