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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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Last edited by TayFifer; January 20th, 2012 at 03:33 AM.
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.
If you're going to use the area for storage, just start stacking your stuff. Natural barricade. Put the baby grand there first.
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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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,
Super Vac - Door Bar- allows you hang a fan in a doorway, when used with hangers
You said that the door opens in. Just put a sign on the outside of the door that says "PULL". Good to go.
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:
They hae door security braces at home depot for $20. Get one of those and be done with it.