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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Shark1007, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Shark1007

    Shark1007

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    Maybe everyone knows this, but I'd be remiss if i didn't share with my Glock friends.

    My security/surveillance guy gave me a great tip. I just did the install today. You take 3 inch or 3 1/2 inch coarse thread #8 drywall screws and replace all the short screws in all exterior door deadbolt recepticles, the long screw goes thru the door frame into the 2x4 used to frame out the door frame, making it extremely hard to kick the door. I used a Porter Cable impact driver, stripped nothing and did the whole house in no time, did door to gun room, deadbolt on safe room/ master closet, etc.

    I also have cell phone in master closet, a Glock 35 vertically mounted on a magnet with laser and small numbers on closet door where wife is to fire if she's locked in and someone shakes the door. 1, 2 , 3 4.
     
  2. Bucknasty

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    Have you ever kicked a door in? Your longer drywall screws will provide less than zero protection. Chances are, the heads will snap off almost instantly.


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  3. Batesmotel

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    Replace all the strike plates on your exterior doors wit Kick Plates. Larger and lag into the studs. Same idea as above just taken a little farther.

    Next step is to reinforce the lock area of the door with a metal wrap. (don't know the proper name. Available at Home depot) Installs right under the deadbolt and lockset. Keeps the door from cracking around the lock if the frame holds.

    Still no comparison to a security door and frame.
     
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  4. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Be very, very careful with this. If the shims used for framing the door aren't directly behind the recepticles, you'll suck the frame against the studs and the door will not seal or close correctly and the locks may bind. I did this once with the hinges and the door wouldn't close after that. HH
     
  5. 19crew

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    Drywall screws... security... negative

    Drywall screws are very weak, especially the newer thin shank ones.
     
  6. ray9898

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    I have probably seen over a hundred doors kicked in. The only difference you will find is instead of the strike plate breaking lose the entire frame will give or the hinges.
     
  7. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Paging PBCounty! Paging PBCounty!
     
  8. Shark1007

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    I majored in door kicking in my Police days. My partner was the designated kicker till he kicked a hollow door, the pieces bent in, trapped his foot off the floor and a smallish dog gnawed his foot and ankle very methodically till we all busted the door around him.

    I don't profess to be an expert, it just seemed an improvement to me and made sense. Every door closes fine, everything fits nicely. I also did those stainless rods that drop into hole in travertine.

    Most of our stuff locally is daytime dash in dash out theft. I have a fake jewelry box bolted to the top of wife's costume jewelry box. (one of those lockable fireproof boxes) If the thief tears it off, carries it home and pries it open, he will find pennies, nails and a note that says "f.u. get a job in spanish and english.
     
  9. robin303

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    HOW TO INSTALL A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM IN THE SOUTH:

    1. Go to a second-hand store and buy a pair of men's
    work boots, used, size 14-16.

    2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy
    of Guns & Ammo Magazine.

    3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and
    magazine.

    4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

    Hey Bubba, Big Jim, Duke and Slim:

    I went for more shotgun shells and to pick my check up
    from the slaughterhouse. Back in an hour. Don't mess
    with the pit bulls-- don't know what got into them,
    but they attacked the mailman this morning and messed
    him up real bad. I don't think Killer took part in it
    but it was hard to tell from all the blood.

    Anyway, I locked all four of 'em in the house. Better
    wait out here on the porch.

    "Cooter"
     
  10. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    I have 2 houses built side by side that are exact replicas down to the plumbing fixtures, except one is fake. A thief will never guess which one is real and will move on to a softer target.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  12. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Don't talk to him
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I really try not to, as I get odd looks from the wife when I do.
     
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    I'd pay to be there the day you come home early. HH
     
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    you want to secure an interior door? skip the screws, screws aint gonna stop squat.

    throw a "new york deadbolt" under the knob, or better yet do what i've done and add a nighttime deadbolt to the top and bottom of the door on the knob side at the same heights as the opposing hinges.

    a "new york deadbolt" is basically a stick or bar that jams up under the knob and locks into a hole or slot in the floor about 2 feet away from the door.

    basically you want to make a thief have to kick in the entire frame instead of just a single plunger. hopefully it'll give your lady enough time to set the phone down and erase the door and the assaulting badguy with the shotgun you've so thoughtfully provided and trained her with.
     
  16. Shark1007

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    An ex cop sleeps at mine, I guess you're never an "ex" I do the legal advisor thing for local pd and get some priority on calls, but just want to slow anybody down till the troops arrive.

    If I'm home, I feel safe. It's the daytime burglaries that are picking up and the season is upon us.
     
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    I can open most residential front doors in about 10 seconds without all the noise. I use finesse..
     
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    What good is a sleeping cop?
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    He doesn't violate your rights.

    Sent from the toe of my jack boot using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Shhh - don't wake him up!