bunn (bunn) wrote,

  • Mood:

Note to self

1) when installing a new door, always, always, install *the handle* as well as the mortice latch, before closing the door, even if you are just checking the mortice is in the right place.  I knew this, but did it anyway.

2) When fitting a temporary handle before fitting the mortice, consider the position of the receiving doodad on the wall, before you drill.

3) when commissioning new windows, never ever buy, as the only opening window in a room, a window which is smaller than you can comfortably climb through.

4) before climbing through the uncomfortably-tiny window after making above mistake when fitting door, pause carefully and consider the location of all the tools and gadgets you will require to remedy the situation.  Otherwise, repeated journeys may be required.

5) all the above go double if you are the only human being in the house.

Oh well, we now have a new door and doorknob.
Tags: disaster, diy

  • Am extremely cosy.

    The house is full of food and sleepy hounds and dozing cats. We have eaten way too much, and I'm still gently nibbling on a lump of chestnut and…

  • A walrus-post, filled with random bits.

    Um. Things that have happened. right then. The car window that was fixed has broken again due to internal conflicts with the door opening mechanism…

  • State of the Harehound, and cats

    Theo the Small Gentleman is now a Moderately Sized Gentleman. He now weighs 16.3Kg. For contrast, here he is with that walrus when we brought him…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded