Friday, November 19, 2010

The Doors of Perception

A couple of problems on the home front. No-one could figure out why the Kynar window pans (which are designed to sit just below each window, provide a tapered sill, clip into cleats and then cover the top of a corrugated panel) wouldn't fit properly.

Well, funny story. After talking to Rocio, it turns out that, as we suspected, the window pans were actually manufactured upside down, with the 1 1/2" lip at the window, and the 3/4" lip at the faux panel on the outside, instead of the other way around.

The only solution is to have all of the window pan Kynar pieces re-fabricated and shipped out to us ASAP, although with a holiday coming up fast, ASAP isn't likely to be S enough.

The Kynar wasn't the only trouble today. There was also a slight problem with The Doors. Turns out that, for reasons I can't quite fathom, we have no way of securing the stationary door panels in place.

Jim the Window guy said we're supposed to screw three, um, screws through each door jamb and into the fixed panels, but there's simply no way to do it, so he's going to have to FedEx seven pairs of clips to us, even though they apparently don't belong with these particular doors. Weird, eh?

In other news, Hector the Framer had to cut an inch of concrete from the driveway retaining wall where it meets the Kynar trim at the front of the house, so that we have a clean, continuous line of steel all the way along the bottom. Which was, quite frankly, a pain in the arse.

In short, progress today was painfully slow as a plethora of problems were explained and agonized over. Tomorrow will be better.

And finally, at the end of a long day, it occurred to me that Murphy, of Law fame, was, without a doubt, a builder.

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