Temporary door for hallway – During the conversion process, a significant number of people will enter and leave your home. Installing the exterior door early can cause damage to the door being bumped and beaten by excessive walking. Installing a temporary door for hallway will provide you, your family and subcontractors with a proper entry without risking damaging the finished door. This project requires very little time and can be completed in a few hours
Put the hinges on the door on the left side (towards the door from the outside). Use 3-inch screws in each hole from maximum support. Measure the height and width of the doorway. And then cut three more 2- by-4S that will go on top, bottom and middle of the temporary door. Attach all the 2- by-4S with 1 1/4 inch screws. This is your temporary door for hallway. Set the temporary door to the hinges by turning the sides of the hinges to the 2- by-4S of the temporary door with 3-inch screws. Test the door to make sure it opens and closes. Trim or Fit the door if necessary.
Cut a board 2- by- 4 1/2 inches long. Lay it down and drill a 3/8-inch hole through one side. Go to your temporary door for hallway and measure back 10 inches. Drill a 3/8-inch hole through the middle bandage of the door at this time. Attach the 12-inch long 2- by -4 piece to the door with a 4-inch bolt and put a nut on the end. Hand-tighten the nut. The piece should be able to move freely back and forth. And then cut two 2 to 4 pieces about 3 inches and a 2 to 4 work 12 inches. Attach 3-inch pieces so that the bottom gives 12-inch piece attached to the temporary door for hallway to sit on that level and the other is about 10 inches higher up on the side of the door frame.
Use 3-inch screws to attach pieces. Attach the 12-inch 2 by -4 to the 3-inch pieces. This creates a lever catch. And then drill a 3/8 inch hole through the center of the 12-inch piece fastened with bolt that forms a lever. Tie a large knot at the end to keep the rope pulling through when the rope is pulled. This will open the door from the inside. Good advice and warnings, stuff towels over and under the door to keep the wind out during the winter months. Always be careful when working with hand tools. Abuse may cause serious harm.