Movable barriers at the entrance of buildings, rooms, cupboards, etc. which can be used to allow or deny access to the space beyond. Typically attached to surrounding structure using hinges, sliders, swivels, etc.

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Options for replacing mortise lock with keyless lock

The main door to my apartment has a Baldwin interlocked mortise deadbolt/lockset combination... basically one of these: I would like to replace this with some kind of electronic, keyless system, ...
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How can I trim out the gap along a new exterior door with a smaller rough opening?

I received a new prehung front entry door with right and left sidelights as a gift to replace my extremely aged and poorly installed current front door. The problem is that the new door width is ...
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How much gap is allowed between the door and striker plate

I just installed a solid wood door (first time doing it) and I got a gap of 3-4 mm on the hinge side and 6 mm on the striker plate side. Just looking at it I think the gap is a bit too much, but I ...
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What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel?

What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel? Bought a pet door for a solid core door. Installed it, looks great, ezcept turns out the company doesn't make a tunnel ...
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What are those numbers on the door's hinges?

In the middle of the hinges there is a square bit with a dot on an angle. At the four corners of the hinges, around the square, there are some numbers: -1,0,+1,+2. Do they mean anything?
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What length header should I consider?

I have 2 bathroom remodeling we are planning on the 2nd floor of 2 storied house. I want to carve out part of the bathroom as laundry room where Washer (27") and Dryer (27") will be stacked in a ...
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Can I switch two door frames?

I have a door that swings left and a door that swings right. Can I remove them from the entire door frame for both and switch them? I want both doors to swing the other way. Is there any reason this ...
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Schlage lock used indoors jammed

I used an outdoor Schlage lock as an indoor passage lock. Somehow the lock is Jammed and I'm down to do I use a sledge or call a locksmith. The key wont turn. We took the molding off and have access ...
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Installing pre-hung exterior door flush against studs instead of sheathing

Yesterday, I installed a new pre-hung exterior door. When I removed the old door, I found that the existing rough opening was wider than recommended by 2". So I installed a 2x4 (actual width 1.5") on ...
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How to get storm door to close properly when door open or closed

So I have a nice solid front door, fitted well against the insulation. The storm door, however, has problems closing depending on the open/close position of the main door. The storm door currently has ...
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Are surface mount deadbolt latch door lock inherently unsafe?

I want to install a digital lock on my front door. It is surface mounted and its latch-catch is attached to the jambs by just 2 screws. My house is in a gated community, so o don't expect anyone ...
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What options are there for door stops away from a wall?

I have a number of doors in different situations where opening the door fully will hit various things, in all cases I don't have a wall behind the door to fix a normal stop to. The only solution I ...
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What is the most important aspect of plumbing door frame

When installing the rough framing for a door frame, what is the most critical thing to get right? Since lumber is rarely a perfect, uniform, straight piece of wood, there are going to be all sorts of ...
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How accurate does a door rough-in need to be?

Having never installed a pre-hung door before, I am wondering how accurate does the door rough-in need to be? I am planning on installing a 28" bathroom door, which has a 30" rough in. After framing ...
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Repainting Exterior Doors - Grill Paint vs Appliance Paint

The exterior doors are hurricane rated and aluminum frame. I prepped the doors and repainted the first set with grill paint. I was not happy with the finish and decided to repaint the remaining ...
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Cheap & Effective Way to Soundproof Windows

I am looking to soundproof my home from the busy road that is in front of it. The roads are concrete not asphalt so the tires make a substantial amount of noise since the speed limit is 40mph. I ...
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Laminate across multiple rooms, help!

I have to install laminate (actually it's click luxury vinyl planks) across multiple rooms in the basement (and some steps) without transition. I have laid laminate in single rooms before, but this ...
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How can I fill hinge mortises and latch bores so I can reuse old doors?

I have several old solid wood doors. I want to refinish them and use new hinges and doorknobs. How is the best way to repair existing hinge cutouts and holes and door cutout and holes? Thank you. ...
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Door frame pulling away from wall

over time the molding around the door frame has pulled out a little and we always just use a hammer and block of wood to put it back into place, but recently my door was slammed and now it's ...
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Why would a door be installed without all the hinge screws?

Our contractor installed this door without using all the screws (or perhaps the door came without enough screws). Every hinge on each side of these double doors is missing one screw on the frame side. ...
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Garage switch and remotes will not work

My garage switch on the wall and my remotes will not open the garage.I unplugged the opener and then everything started back working. An hour later it all stopped again. I unpluged it again and they ...
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How can I adjust a door latch so that it engages securely?

My cousin has an external door with a knob lock and a double-deadbolt lock. She prefers not to keep the deadbolt locked. If she goes out through that door, she normally turns the knob, leaving the ...
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DIY solid core door?

I need to construct a solid core door for the knee wall attic in our new room. Rather than purchasing a custom door, have people been successful in constructing a door from particleboard or MDF? I ...
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How can I make thicker interior door slabs work as replacements for thinner slabs?

I screwed up when ordering new door slabs. Measured everything except the thickness, and, of course, I wasn't lucky. Anyway, the door is pre-mortised, and it won't close because it is too thick. I am ...
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Is half a Euro cylinder lock practical in a patio door?

If you have a sliding patio door with a Euro cylinder lock in it, it probably opens from both sides. If you only wanted opening from the INSIDE, could you replace the cylinder with a half cylinder and ...
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New Door Handle wants larger main hole than is on there already

The new door handle wants a larger hole, by 1/4 inch, than is on there. What to do? get a different door handle hoping for the right size hole, or , a new door???
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Remove old Schlage door lever handle

I recently purchased some replacement doorknobs for my front door. The existing interior and eterior levers are keyless. I succeeded in replacing the interior knob and it looks/feels great. I went to ...
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Garage door sensor problem- (Liftmaster Formula 1 model 1280R)

Trying to fix problem for elderly neighbor. The sensors don't work if mounted where they should be. I've removed them and wired them directly to the drive unit. They work there. The wires running ...
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Entry Wood Door Repair on Finish

We have double entry doors and when I removed our old handle set, it took away alot of the paint that was originally on the door near the handlesets. Needless to say, I want to try to fix this issue ...
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Reversing an inswing door to an outswing door? [duplicate]

I about to tear out and rebuild a portion of an exterior wall in which I will be installing a door, is it possible since it's new construction to purchase and inswing door and convert it to an ...
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Replacing a Novoferm garage door lock

We've lost the key to our Novoferm garage door lock and as the company that installed it quoted over a hundred pounds to fit a replacement I thought I would get the lock and fit it myself. I took the ...
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How to fix this door handle

I have a door handle where the upper screws are constantly working themselves loose. Should I get longer screws, use polyfilla in the screw holes, or something else? The doors are quite thin, made of ...
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How to build a door shared by two jamb openings

To save space in a small apartment, I want to build a door into the bathroom that when closed, will (obviously) shut off the full bathroom, but when the door is open (opens inwards) will close off the ...
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How to adjust Ives Rota Closer

The door to our garage has an Ives Rota Closer. In the past the door has always swung shut on its own, however today our daughter was pulling the door open (a bit too far I think) and now it suddenly ...
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Type of sweep for front door

I need to replace sweep on my front door. The problem is that I don't currently have one on there so I have nothing to take to the hardware store to say, "I need this" so I'm hoping to get some help ...
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Screw jammed in deadbolt!

So, I recently purchased a new house and went about changing the locks. The doorknob worked well, but not so much on the deadbolt. Installed everything but one screw which wouldn't budge. I ended up ...
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Easiest way to replace mortar around door?

I have a stone house and some of the mortar around one of my door frames has completely eroded away, there are big gaps and I can now see the screws that once screwed into the mortar too hold the door ...
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Can sliding doors be replaced while retaining the existing frame?

Can I just take out the old glass sliding doors and replace them with new ones without ripping out the frame?
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Key stuck in door lock

My key is stuck in the door lock and won't come out. I have tried numerous ways and it just won't. Any ideas on how to get it out or what can be done?
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How can I install a smart door lock to a Carl f multipoint lock mechanism?

I have just moved to a new house and want to be able to connect my door to my smartthings home hub. I don't know what the specifics of the door mechanism is. Here are some pictures: Can anyone ...
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New door jamb is smaller than the one it replaced. Can I use it?

I've installed the new jamb, however the new jamb appears to bow a bit, and goes in quite a bit at the bottom. I haven't screwed it down yet, or shimmed it, I wanted a second set of eyes (and 3rd, 4th,...
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Spring loaded roller door latch

This "spring loaded roller door latch" is old and not very effective. I'm trying to replace it but all my searches for those keywords turn up nothing like this. I also can't find a manufacturer name ...
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Remove Paint from outdoor metal sill of Main Door

So I guess when the door was painted 10 years ago, paint might of spilled on the metal sill? I'm not sure if that is the correct word for it. But I've taken a picture of it for reference. I've ...
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Backyard shed with keyed hasp same as house key [closed]

Anyone know if there's a solution for locking a backyard shed, that would let me rekey it to be the same as a normal house key. The shed is a Tuff Shed with double wood doors like this: Currently ...
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door frame 1 inch smaller on each side of door opening

I had a custom wood door installed, but the door frame of this door was made 1 inch two small on each side of the door opening. The contractor used some wood screws to keep the door frame aligned with ...
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Why does my remote control garage door opener not work when garage door is closed?

Why does my remote control garage door opener not work when garage door is closed. It works fine when door is open but once the door is closed, it will not work. Have reprogrammed same but still ...
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Convert Mortice Lock to Cylindrical Lock

Currently I have a mortice lock. My condo has rules on the esthetic looks of the lock. I wanted to change the lock to keyless and found something similar. However it's a cylindrical lock which the ...
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Replacing/Fixing Exterior “Trim” Around Door and Windows

Searched all over google and found nothing related. I'm replacing a storm door and i've found this lovely surprise (in picture) left behind it. I'd rather not install the new storm door onto this, ...
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Exterior door jamb construction

I've an entryway with a 9 inch jamb. I'm planning on buying a slab door and building a custom jamb. Few questions : What kind of wood is the best for exterior door jambs ? How do I extend the ...
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Hanging a new shed door on a frame that is not level

I have moved into a house that has an old shed without a door. I have just bought a tongue and groove, braced and ledged door and primed and painted it. I'm looking to install it. I have 3 issues: ...