Member Since March 29, 2008 , From Pottstown PA, United States
About kestrel:

I'm part owner of Kestrel Shutters & Doors , father of 4 small children (10, 8 and 6 year old twins) and enthusiastic in working around the house, both indoors and out.

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Answered: Colored primer for red door?

You can acutally have the primer tinted to match your top coat. If you don't want to do that then go with grey primer. With a white primer you run the risk of turing the door more pink than red. I ...

Answered: Can interior doors be reversed? I'd like a door to ...

Hi Jane, A door direction can be reversed. However, it will require some work on the hinge mortises of either the door or jamb or possibly both. If you are "flipping" the door left to right you ...

Answered: Door alternatives

Hi Raymond, Having 4 children aged 7 and under I can completely relate to your question. The doors that came with the house we bought are lockable but do not use a key. Instead you have a small ...

Answered: Window and Door openings in Architectral drawings

The numbers refer to the size of the opening. 2472 would be 2'4" x 7'2". Just a shorthand that is used often in specs and drawings. You'll often see LH RH which stands for Left Hand and Right Hand ...

Answered: Can track for bifold doors be installed after ...

Something you may want to consider is the Johnson Hardware 111FD Series Bifold Track Hardware . The nice thing about this hardware is that nothing is actually attached to the floor. Instead, the ...

Answered: I would like to put shutters in my formal ...

Hello Charlotte, One of the nice things about shutters is that they lend themselves to both formal and casual settings. By choosing certain styles of shutters to go with your own secor you can ...

Answered: All of my leaves on my tomato plant are turning ...

I had the same problem and found it to be not enough magnesium in the soil. I used a solution of water and epsom salts. After a day they perked back up only to start turning yellow again after the ...

Answered: Clean brass ????/

I agree with John that baking soda and vinegar works really well on brass. I've also had luck using the magic eraser sponges. Then again someone the other day on here commented that they used ...

Answered: Exterior Shutters

Hi Frank, Where you measure for your exterior shutters does depend somewhat on how you plan to use your shutters. If you are mounting them to the side then the shutters need to fit inside the ...

Answered: What does od mean

If you are dealing with construction it would mean "Outside Diameter". As in the outside diameter of a pipe or hose might be 3/8" while the inside diameter is 1/4". I hope this helps! Jim

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