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Monday 18 June 2012

Decor DIY: Fitting a door chain

Fitting a door chain
A door chain chain allows the door to be partially open, to see who is there, but prevent s forced entry by an intruder.

You will need:
. screwdriver
. chisel
. hammer

Place the keeper on the door in desired position and mark the screw holes. Make pilot holes at each end with drill or bradawl, then screw the keeper on the door.

2. Indicate with pencil lines the position of the chain attachment. Carve out a small recess using a hammer and chisel, so that the fixing plate lies absolutely flush with the door frame.

3. Try the chain plate in the recess, and adjust if necessary. Now make small pilot holes for the screws, then secure the chain to the door. Chain should be at least 2.5 cm long. If the ones in the kit are shorter than this, swap them for longer ones.