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RockyG666 63M
1750 posts
1/8/2014 7:28 am

Last Read:
1/9/2014 4:16 pm

fighting subzeros in the church

last week friday service, there was a northerly wind blasting the face of the church so hard that the door was blowing open. i have a commercial door closer that is supposed to prevent that, but the wind was hitting the door harder than person coming in. consequently, i have decided i need a buffer. the way many businesses have two entry doors to keep the cold out.

when i first moved in last year, most of the interior doors were gone. i had to replace at least a dozen doors. i started grabbing every door i could find. i got a lot free off craig's list, and i found a few in the alleys. any doors that i could not fit somewhere went into the attic. i found two nice matching 24" unfinished pine closet sort of doors up there, brought them down and stained them.

i looked up installing double doors on the web, and i found a cool u-tube video that gave step by step instructions on building the frame and hanging the doors. the frame is mostly done, and i have stained the doors and they should be ready to hang today. this video pushed something called easy door hangers, and i found some of those at home depot.

i also installed 2 more styrafoam solar furnaces in the 2 remaining windows facing the main street. i haven't put the pop cans in them yet, but just the foam over the windows cut down a lot of draft. the church is no longer freezing and is retaining the little bit of heat it gets from the main furnace much better even without the doors. the frame itself seems to have blocked some of the door draft. i had plastic hanging in front of the door, where the double doors will go. the plastic wasn't stopping the breeze, the wind would just push it open too. but with the frame up, the plastic is staying put.

the plan is for it not to be cold on friday nights when we hold church, but i like to go and play in the church during the week too. especially without calvin, i am lost and bored. i want to start recording some of my own music in there.


RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
1/9/2014 9:46 am

sometimes i listen to jeebus radio, i always like a good sermon. unfortunately, most of commercial christianity has a lot of serious issues. for instance, the news is always slanted towards rush limbaughism and they often report thier personal opinions as if it is fact and biblical. i can't really stand most of ccm either (contemporary christian music). it is like sugar with sachrine on top. there is a lot of really GREAT christian music recorded, and when they just play shawn groves and micheal smith over and over i can't deal with it.

besides these problems, many popular radio preechers just make stuff up to fit sometimes. they don't always stick only to the word. i do NOT need some rich yahoo telling me his own personal rules as if they are biblical

and don't even get me started on the commercials on christian radio