Sug cleaned and primed and I painted 4 sets of shutters. We were only able to hang 2 more sets because the final two pairs need to be specially fit.
The first set goes over the side porch outside of the laundry room. This is the most weathered set of all the shutters but we used them because the hinges match the ones on the window frame. We didn’t feel like tasking ourselves with moving hinges because the shutters would have to be notched.
Then we hung another set on the east side of the house. This was the window I talked about here.
We decided to hang not only one shutter on this window but to hang the pair even though the right hand panel will not open all the way.
The tie-back would not work on the right-hand side because the shutter would not open flat. Instead of cutting the tie-back shorter we simply added another screw eye at a spot that would secure the tie-back.
We’re just loving the look of the house with freshly painted shutters and especially happy we’re almost finished mounting shutters. When we’re finished ten pairs will be hanging on the house.
While we were replacing the shutters 2 hinges on the upper story of the house had the hinge pinned together because we couldn’t get the pin out.
We replaced the side of the hinge that went on the shutter with an extra hinge.
The tricky part was removing the flapping sides from the window frame. The pins were stuck. We couldn’t knock the rusty pins out with a hammer and a screwdriver.
Charlie was more successful with a pair vise grips squeezed around the top of the pin and a hammer pounding up on the pliers.
Unfortunately the lower hinge wouldn’t budge. In fact the screws holding the hinge into the window frame were failing which gave too much play to the hammering. When one of the screws actually fell out we were afraid we’d have to remove the storm window in order to replace the hinge.
Instead, in our pile of tools was an offset screwdriver which allowed us to replace the screw even though we didn’t have a straight shot to the screw head.
Once the hinge was secured in place the hinge pin could be hit hard enough to remove it.
Then we hung the freshly painted shutter.
We could have heated the hinge with a blow torch and it would have easily come apart. Unfortunately we couldn’t find our blow torch. I’m sure it will show up in the near future.
Are your tools and supplies organized and readily available?