How would I open my patio door?
Some burglars a while ago got in to my house through the glass patio door. I was wondering how they go it. I saw the metal on the lock was bent a little. That’s all I know.
Suggestion by gwg24/7
Patio doors are notorious for the fact that you can often lift them up hard, and they will come unlatched, or out of the track. You should get some patio door locks at the home center or locksmith and install them, this will prevent this from happening again
Suggestion by fishlakeguy
lifting up on the operating panel can allow it to be opened if the door isn’t adjusted properly. A surefire and cheap deterrent is a 2×2 cut 1/8″ shorter than the width of the opening behind the operating panel when it is closed and latched. You just set the board in the sill track from the inside, and it cant be opened even if the lock is compromised.
Suggestion by Cholo
one thing to look for is if your door is installed correctly. i see so many patio doors that are actually installed backwards. the easiest way to tell is if the slider is on the outside. if the slider is on the outside then all you have to do is lift the door and you can slide it out. the fixed pane should be on the outside and the slider should on the inside so it cannot be lifted. good luck.
Suggestion by Bruce
All good suggestions. A patio door pin is an inexpensive, effective addition. A locksmith or glass/window company will have them. A hole is drilled through the frame of the sliding door into (not all the way through) the frame of the stationery door, pinning the two together. Pin is on a chain and you just slide it in to lock the door. If you install it yourself just be sure you do not drill too close to the edge of the glass.
which saw to use 4 cutting metal?
dunno how to add on to last thread. . . the work whould be for my business so whould be ongoing! the metal whould be genral steel. . but whould also wanting to cut 3inch channel and inch thick rounds bar to hope info helps cheers john. . .
Suggestion by super.lola69
use a cutting torch
Suggestion by Felix
Try a hacksaw, John.
Suggestion by questor
Buy a hackbar, it’s a type of automatic hacksaw, most are electric. you set the metal into a guide and the saw cuts away itself, water running onto the cut to keep it cool and wash away the filings. Whichever type you go for, jigsaw, grinder etc. remember that all metal cutting blades or discs are supposed to be colour coded blue, to make them easily recognisable.
Suggestion by email@example.com
a portable bandsaw w/ a cooling line