Plastic cellar door solution?
This article looks at DIY plastic cellar door solutions and their potential to reduce the impact of the water main break.
What are plastic cellar gates?
They’re simple and cheap plastic doors with a plastic liner.
They work great for preventing water from leaking into your basement and can be built from any available hardware.
They are also easy to install.
Here’s how they work: The door opens into the open space above.
Inside the door is a plastic lining.
The plastic liner is secured to the top of the door.
It has a hinge.
The hinge is fastened to the door by a pair of bolts.
When the door opens, the liner slides into place on the door frame, locking the door in place.
This means that the liner is attached to the front door frame with the door closed.
This ensures that water leaks out of the top or sides of the plastic liner if the water goes under the door, rather than into the floor or flooring below.
The liner also has a hole at the bottom to allow air to enter through, allowing the water to enter the liner without touching the water lines.
In the above picture, the front and back doors are open, so the liner stays attached to both.
The door hinges can be used to open the door or closed.
If you have a front door with a single sliding window, you can install a door hinge and a window hinge.
You can use both hinges simultaneously to open and close the door completely.
To make the plastic cellar gate, you’ll need: – A small plastic lid – An inexpensive plastic liner (I use a cheap fabric piece) – A metal door frame (not a solid piece) – The hinges – Plastic liner or plastic hinge – A small screwdriver – Two or more bolts (optional) For the front doors, you need a small metal door handle.
The lid will fit over the doorframe.
Here’s what you need to make it: 1 x 12mm bolt or a 1/8-20 bit 1 x 3mm hex key or a 3/16-20 hex key 1/8 of a sheet of plastic 1 1/2 mm hex socket 2 x 3/4-1/2mm hex socket bolts A small screw driver to hold the door handle in place A large screwdriver to hold your door hinge in place The hinges You’ll need a large screw driver.
You need to cut two pieces of plastic about 2mm thick and two pieces about 3mm thick.
Cut the two pieces into small pieces that fit around the opening in the door’s lid.
Cut the small pieces into two pieces that are about the same width.
Attach one of the smaller pieces to the smaller piece of plastic with the hex socket.
Replace the door hinge with the metal handle and screw the door shut.
Secure the door with the screws and the plastic lid.
Make sure that the hinge is in place and secured to your door frame.
Place the door lid on top of your door.
Take the front gate and turn it inside out.
The door will slide into place in your basement.
Remove the front lock and latch with a small screw and a hammer.
Pry the front latch off with a hammer and screwdriver.
Push the front bolt out with the small screw.
Pull the door latch off.
Remove the door lock from the hinges and lift it.
Install the door on top and open the latch.
Repeat for the back door.
Attach the latch to the back lock with a 3mm bolt.
Using a small hex socket, screw the latch onto the front locking plate.
Open the latch and the door will close.
Install the plastic door hinge.
Close the door and you’re done.
How do you prevent water from flooding into your kitchen?
I’m a big fan of using plastic liner doors.
It’s a cheap and easy way to reduce water contamination in your kitchen.
The downside is that it takes time to get it right.
One way to avoid using plastic liners is to use a waterproof plastic sealant.
I recommend Sealant 8 from Home Depot.
It’s made of PVC plastic, so it’s good for a while.
Then, when the water starts to come in, seal the door as you normally would.
When you’re finished, you might want to rinse the plastic liner off with water to remove any dirt and debris.
If you have access to a large sink, you could use a plastic tub to drain the water.
For a DIY solution, you may want to consider using a metal lid or window hinge, but you’ll have to make sure that it doesn’t get wet and that you’ve got enough space for the lid and hinge.