This was someone’s “solution”? by rhoing

This was someone’s “solution”?

Recessed latch? Star-drive deck screws for a door knob install? Really? Door knob packages come with screws. Big surprise that the latch doesn't catch… Worse, the hinges are improperly installed, too. Fortunately, I have Clare's house-flipping baby-brother only a text away, so I can confer on the problems and the prospective solutions.

The reality is that this was probably a get-the-house-ready-to-list-and-show task and the person who executed it probably cared neither for whether it was functional nor how it looked. As our 3-year old granddaughter now says reflexively, “PapaThom fix it.” Still, it's amazing what counts as “fixed” or “problem solved” for some people… And of course no pretense to stain, paint or polyurethane.

Looking back
1 year ago: “Mega Bloks [Travel-day filler]”
2 years ago: “Saying good-bye—”
3 years ago: “Aunt Judy visits”
4 years ago: “Mouse Trap”
5 years ago: “A ‘packing’ (or ‘wearing’) strategy”
6 years ago: “Billbergia pyramidalis”
7 years ago: “Carrion flower II”
8 years ago: “The waning days of summer…”
9 years ago: “Fuzzies”

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Well, it certainly wouldn't pass an inspection! Thankful for Papa Thom!
November 24th, 2020  
@danette This Boston-area housing market is just insane. The most competitive offers come above asking and **no inspection**. It's. Just. Crazy.
November 24th, 2020  
Ha! We found several "solutions" during our renovation, a few that had to be fixed!
November 24th, 2020  
ha, cool find.
November 24th, 2020  
Nice to have a house flipping baby-brother-in-law to help out. LOL!
November 24th, 2020  
November 25th, 2020  
@danette On our Christmas visit, it took five layers of craft sticks (basically just wide popsicle sticks) to build out this mortise so the plate might be flush to the edge. Five.
March 10th, 2021  
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