Any ideas on replacing basement doors?

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We rent an old farmhouse built in the 1800's and it needs work, one concern is replacing outdoor basement doors. Because we rent we don't want to put alot of money into it and the landlord has no interest in helping with replacing them. Any ideas or suggestions would be great.
q any ideas on replacing basement doors
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  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Apr 28, 2018
    You could try replacing with some pressure treated wood. Check with the landlord and see if they'll foot the bill for materials. We always like to let our tenants try their hand at stuff like this and pay for the materials. It allows them to sort of make it their own place without the $$ investment. Good luck!
  • Red26480679 Red26480679 on Apr 28, 2018
    I would take the hinges off and clean them real good with steel wool and reuse them. For the pots you could make them out of tin but be sure to put protection over top of doors to revert water to keep from going in top. Put weather stripping around underneath side to give it more protection from weather.
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    • Red26480679 Red26480679 on Apr 29, 2018
      Whatever you do hang on to the hardware because they make awesome DIY projects for farm houses. I have gone around and asked people that had old houses and barns falling in for tin and barn wood. They will let you have what you want for free in most cases. Just be careful this time of year with snakes coming out. Good luck!
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 28, 2018
    Definitely pressure treated wood, then paint with a good outdoor paint.
    • Darlene Darlene on Apr 29, 2018
      Thanks so much for your response, I believe that's what we are going to have to do and get new hardware as well. Have a wonderful evening. And Thanks again.
  • Darlene Darlene on Apr 28, 2018
    So Thank you for the idea, the doors are wood covered with a white sheet metal unfortunately the wood underneath is completely rotted so I have to replace everything. The landlord won't pay for anything under 100.00 or reimburse us for it. Thank you very much for your kindness and reply for my question. Have a wonderful weekend.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 29, 2018
    ....Use a Tarpaulin.............
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