More Door

Ripped out the crawlspace door last night.

Found out it was only secured by four nails into the (notched) porch joists above. Nice. Had planned to use parasleeve anchors to fix the new frame in place, but opted for Liquid Nails instead, to avoid issues with splitting the brick.

Got the frame set it place, the door panel cut, and the stops screwed in. Tonight I'll put one last stop in, hinge and lock the door, and start building the well. The door, instead of swinging open, will drop down so it's automatically out of the way. Two galvanized barrel bolts will secure it, instead of the rusty rotating hasp-and-key bit that's in there now, and the well around it will be lined with pavers so it's easy to keep clean, and level.

Pictures this evening.