How to Adjust Your Front Door in 60 Seconds With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsJust imagine for a second how many times a day you open and shut the doors in your house. This important part of your living arrangement, like all things, is subject to wear and tear over time. For an exterior front door, it’s undergoing even more pressures due to shifts in temperature and weather as one season runs into another. It’s to be expected that it will warp and swell. There’s another factor too, as Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, explains.“The entrance door is heavy!” Cornwell says in a recent installment of “Alure Home Improvements’ 60 Second Fix” titled “How To Adjust Your Front Door In 60 Seconds.” It’s got to stand up to the weather and the unwanted, so it’s made stronger and it’s insulated.“Over time they will start to weigh down and come out of level,” he warns. An uneven door puts pressure on the hinges, causing them to weaken and become misshapen.If you don’t address that spacing problem, at a certain point the door will start to creak or squeak, and, in the worst case scenario, actually get stuck or fail to shut properly. That could put you in a real jam.Fortunately, Cornwell knows what to do, and here in this new “60 Second Fix Video,” he spells out the simple steps you can take to fix this all-too common household problem.“The easiest way to check is if you first take a look at the spacing above the door,” Cornwell advises. If the space between the top of the door and the door jamb is narrower at one end than the other, it has to be fixed. If you examine the vertical gap on the side of the door where the latch  is, you’ll probably see a similarly uneven space. According to Cornwell, the most common cause of that unevenness is that the top hinge has been pulled slightly out of the door jamb due to the weight of the door.“This tells us that the door is out of whack,” says Cornwell.In this case, Cornwell intends to readjust the door’s top hinge because he’s figured out that it has pulled slightly away from the door jamb. He unscrews the top screw in the hinge and realizes that it’s too short to support the door’s weight any more, and it must be replaced with a longer screw that will anchor the hinge not only to the door jamb but to the wooden frame behind the jamb.He doesn’t need to drill a different hole for the hinge. He just inserts a longer screw into the same hole, and with the aid of hand-held power screw-driver, he quickly tightens the new screw until he can feel it dig firmly into the two-by-four frame of the house.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsTo test it out, Cornwell goes back inside the house and closes the front door so he can inspect the spacing.“If you take a look, you’ll see that the space across the top is now more even,” he says. “That’s important on an exterior door because that also stops the air infiltration.”And we all know what that means: a higher energy bill!So, the next time you notice that your front door is unevenly spaced in the door jamb, it may be that the top hinge has slipped out of line. Thanks to Doug Cornwell at Alure Home Improvements, you now know that simplest solution could be just tightening the top hinge by replacing a short screw with a longer one that will anchor deeper into the door frame.last_img read more

Isenhour Announced as Chief of Staff; McGinty Leaves Wolf Administration

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Isenhour Announced as Chief of Staff; McGinty Leaves Wolf Administration Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf named Mary Isenhour Chief of Staff following the announcement that Katie McGinty had stepped down effective July 23.“Katie McGinty has been an invaluable advisor and friend, and her contributions to the Commonwealth will be remembered. We worked together to expand Medicaid, eliminate the unfair and costly SNAP asset test, save the children’s health insurance program in Pennsylvania, and implement key government reforms like a gift ban,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Katie’s work has help lay the course for my administration, and I greatly appreciate her efforts to fix our schools, create jobs, and build a better Pennsylvania.”“It has been an honor to serve Governor Tom Wolf,” said Katie McGinty. “I am proud to have helped to fight to expand Medicaid and eliminate unfair asset tests while advocating for policies that will fund our schools and strengthen our middle class. I will continue to fight for the principles and polices that we worked on in the Wolf Administration including fixing our schools, creating jobs, and advocating for a living wage for our workers.”“Mary Isenhour is one of my closest advisors, and she has served as a valuable part of my administration,” said Tom Wolf. “Mary has earned respect from Republicans and Democrats, and she has vast and diverse experience in government that will help to guide my administration. I am eager to continue to work with Mary in her new role as my Chief of Staff.”“It is an honor to serve as Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff, and I look forward to continuing to work with the governor and the administration to serve the people of Pennsylvania,” said Mary Isenhour. “Governor Wolf has the right priorities for the Commonwelath: schools that teach, jobs that pay, and government that works, and I look forward to working with him to implement his vision.”Mary Isenhour’s BiographyMary Isenhour most recently served as Governor Tom Wolf’s Secretary of Legislative Affairs.Mary Isenhour began her career as a staffer in the Kansas House of Representatives, where from 1991 to 1995, Mary was chief of staff to the Democratic Leader. It was here where Mary worked across party lines to advance legislation that improved the lives of the citizens of Kansas.In this role, Mary worked with leadership and committee members to develop and implement committee and floor strategies, and she worked on developing legislative strategy and building coalitions that resulted in legislation in numerous areas. Mary also served as liaison between the Leader and other elected officials, agencies, and political entities.From 1995 to 1999, Mary served as a national political director for the Washington, D.C. based Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, and from 1999 to 2003, Mary served as executive director of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC). Following her time at HDCC, Mary served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and as state director for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign.Mary has also owned a consulting firm and served as senior strategist to Tom Wolf for Governor.Download a high resolution portrait here.# # #center_img July 23, 2015last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from No. 6 Syracuse men’s lacrosse 10-9 win over No. 12 Albany

first_imgAfter falling into a first-half hole, Syracuse mounted a furious second-half comeback against Albany on Saturday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome. Nick Mariano played the hero with his goal off a feed from Nate Solomon with 1.6 seconds to go.Here are three quick takeaways from  Syracuse’s (2-0) 10-9, victory over No. 12 Albany (0-1).Nick Mariano plays the heroA week after posting a career day against Siena, Nick Mariano delivered for Syracuse with 1.6 seconds to go to give Syracuse what amounts to a buzzer-beating win over the Great Danes on Saturday afternoon.After spending the day mostly shut off by preseason All-American Stone Sims, he found space cutting from right to left in front of the goal and rifled it past the right side of Albany goalkeeper JD Colarusso. Mariano’s goal saved the Orange from its second-ever program loss to the Great Danes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlternative optionsAlbany locked down Syracuse’s best scoring threats and forced the Orange to look elsewhere for its production. The Great Danes put Sims on Mariano, junior AJ Kluck shadowed Jordan Evans and sophomore Erik Dluhy shut off Nate Solomon. The trio combined for one point.But Syracuse found lesser-known options more than capable. On five of SU’s first seven goals, it was the first point of the season for the person scoring. Defender Tyson Bomberry broke the seal for the Orange and midfielder Pat Carlin brought Syracuse back to within 6-3 just before the end of the half. Midfielder Matt Lane, who tried repeatedly to bulldoze his defender, finally spotted up with 10:42 to go in the third quarter and rifled one by Colarusso.Freshman attack Jamie Trimboli scored his first career goal in bringing the Orange to within one at 6-5, and longstick midfielder Austin Fusco scored his second to put the Orange ahead, 7-6. But in crunch-time, Syracuse leaned on the proven veterans who came through.Faulty first frameSyracuse struggled mightily in the first half against Albany as the Great Danes jumped out to a 6-3 lead. Despite winning eight of 11 faceoffs and remaining about level in every other statistical category, the Orange found themselves down at the buzzer.The Great Danes took advantage of poor rotations and attacks caught on defense in transition to score each of their first three goals. Late slides by both Andrew Helmer and Austin Fusco, rotating at longstick midfielder, were exploited when out of position.On the other half of the field, Syracuse couldn’t get its top scoring threats going. With star Albany goalkeeper Blaze Riordan gone due to graduation, Colarusso picked up where his predecessor left off. He stonewalled Syracuse for three goals on 19 shots. Attacks Nick Mariano and Jordan Evans were pointless on six total shots. Three of the Orange’s top six offensive players had at least one turnover. Attack Nate Solomon didn’t register a shot.But that didn’t matter. Nick Mariano made sure it didn’t. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

5 women charged for robbing man in parking lot

first_imgFive women were on Friday placed before the courts when they were charged jointly for a robbery they committed on a man.Lisa Barker of Lot 14 Rasville, Georgetown; Timeka Blair of Congress Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown; Simeon Williams of West La Penitence, Georgetown; Onika Favourite of Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; and Shanella Adams of Laine Avenue, Georgetown, denied the allegation when it was read to them by Magistrate Leron Daly.The women were charged for robbing the man of items and foreign currency totalling $646,000; property of Phillip Benjamin while they were in the parking lot of Nigel’s Supermarket on September 27, 2018.According to the facts presented to the court by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh, on the day in question, the females went to the Robb Street, Georgetown parking lot where they met with the Virtual Complainant (VC) who had his car parked.In an attempt to give the women a lift, he cleared the back seat of his vehicle, which had a suitcase and a haversack containing the valuables.Further, as the man was about to place other items into the trunk of the vehicle, which was left opened, he realised that the two pieces of luggage were missing, and the woman left.As a result, the VC then drove to the head of the corner, where he saw one of the women and inquired about the items but the woman denied knowledge of the items.A report was made, and the women were arrested and charged with the offence. The women were placed on $100,000 each. The case will continue on October 26.last_img read more