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This is a discussion on Fortify a Door From Zombies within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm sorry, but are you seriously barricading a door in your home simply because you don't use it, and on the off chance that zombies ...

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    I'm sorry, but are you seriously barricading a door in your home simply because you don't use it, and on the off chance that zombies may want to get in? I use the term barricading because that's what your doing, fortifying would be going with a drop bar, and/or something else that would strengthen the door but still allow you to use it...you know, in case of emergency, such as a fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    ...fortifying would be going with a drop bar, and/or something else that would strengthen the door but still allow you to use it...you know, in case of emergency, such as a fire.
    I've revised the Master Final Plan so that fire escape under my plan will be just as fast as with a drop bar as you mentioned.

    Behold, "Final Master Plan 2." To exit, you simply lift and remove the 6"x6" and exit as normal.

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    why not just use 2x4 on each side instead of brackets on one side. saves a few bucks and still holds it in place. take the savings and put it towards moving out of Manhattan. this way you have less zombies to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppelin03 View Post
    why not just use 2x4 on each side instead of brackets on one side. saves a few bucks and still holds it in place.
    You mean since 2"x4"s are cheaper than brackets? I can get super cheap small brackets at Home Depot though. I would use brackets on both sides but the angle of the door would require an obtuse and acute bracket and they only come in 90 degrees. Here's a final final plan with a drawing of the inside of the door.

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    If you're going to use the area for storage, just start stacking your stuff. Natural barricade. Put the baby grand there first.

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    The piece going across from the door to the wall still needs to be at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the door. At the angle in your diagram, it will push aside when the door is forced, or atleast be more likely to be jarred out. The angle iron design #2 is more what I had in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niks View Post
    If you're going to use the area for storage, just start stacking your stuff. Natural barricade.
    Yea that's what I'm doing right now but there's a concrete ridge along the floor that prevents efficient box stacking so I started stuffing random valuables into the gaps. Check it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    At the angle in your diagram, it will push aside when the door is forced, or atleast be more likely to be jarred out.
    After examining the door, I realize that I exaggerated the angle in previous drawings. Here is a more accurate depiction, which is why I am not very concerned about the angle. See picture.

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    Personally, I think you are over-thinking this whole matter.

    What better place could there possibly be , than to put that NEW 35 gun gunsafe right by that door.

    You were gonna get a new safe, right???
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    Make the door open out, Much harder to kick in and while your at it reinforce each side of jams with 1/2" steel JMO ; )
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    After reviewing the drawings :

    I have meditated on a solution



    Install a doorknob on the inside of the door, and slide a chair under it

    Foolproof! Zombie proof even...
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    You can use a simple 2x4 bar like this, parts should be at local hardware store,



    Or better use one of these, usually sold to control loads in pickup beds, from an auto parts store,

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    You said that the door opens in. Just put a sign on the outside of the door that says "PULL". Good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2wji View Post
    You said that the door opens in. Just put a sign on the outside of the door that says "PULL". Good to go.
    I've been doing some research and it turns out only some zombies can read so that's an iffy strategy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    You can use a simple 2x4 bar like this, parts should be at local hardware store,
    I like that, but what if they kick firmly, can't the screws be stripped out of the wall even if they're 3" deep? Here's the part I would have trouble installing on my door...



    Looking at my door, there is plaster and decorative looking wood. I think a zombie team could tear it down in a second. I would need to find a stud for sure. Here is a picture of my door:


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    They hae door security braces at home depot for $20. Get one of those and be done with it.

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