HOW TO FIT A SECURITY DOOR VIEWER – We all know how important home security is and answering the door to strangers can be dangerous. One simple way to see who’s at the door is to install a security door viewer that will allow you to peep through the doors to see who’s standing there.
This is an easy DIY job anyone can do and in this guide, we’ll show you how to do it with step-by-step instructions.
Open your door and measure the width of your door. You need to make sure you buy a viewer that will fit correctly. DO NOT fit a view on any of the door panels as these are too thin to accommodate a viewer.
Mark the position where you want to fit your door viewer. It is best if you fit this in the center of the door at eye level.
Check the instructions on the door viewer packaging for selecting the right size of and right type of drill bit. The viewer needs to fit snugly in the door so it is essential you choose the right size drill bit for the job.
With the right size Flat Wood Drill Bit, put on your safety goggles and drill a hole at the position you marked.
DO NOT force the drill bit. Work slowly and allow the drill bit to cut through the door with little pressure. If you apply too much pressure you will end up burning the wood
DO NOT drill all the way through the door as this can splinter the wood on the other side. Drill through the door so just the very tip of the drill bit goes pokes through. Now, working from the other side, drill out the remainder of the hole. When drilling from the other side place a door wedge under the door. This will save you from having to close the door or pressing the door against the opening wall.
Smooth out the holes using a medium grade sandpaper.
Take your door viewer and unscrew the two parts and insert the lens part through the door from the outside.
While holding the lens in place with one hand, insert the barrel in the other side of the door and screw home until tight.
Now that you have installed your door viewer it’s also a great idea to fit a Security Door Chain for added safety when answering the door to strangers.
Acknowledgements: Video – WoodiesDIY.com