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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Why did my locked door open by itself?

Why would our front door have opened by itself? It was locked. It has an entrance set - a latched, not deadbolt, knob handled, keyed on the outside and turnsnib on the inside style lock. We have had a ...
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How do I rehang a wooden door with worn screw holes?

I have a wood door in one of my rooms where the top screws no longer hold the hinge to the wall because the screw holes have worn loose. I have tried slightly larger screws and filling with wood ...
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How should I refinish vintage wooden closet doors?

I have old closet doors that look like this: The lacquer is worn out and aged and they look really bad but there are no visible scratches or dents. I am thinking of replacing the aged hardware ...
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Are these doors installed correctly, and are they secure as they are?

I hired a contractor to install 2 prehung fiberglass exterior doors in my home and I'm not sure if he measured incorrectly, but both doors have at least 1-1.25" of gap space on the sides between the ...
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Preventing draft under door

A pretty chilly draft is coming in under my kitchen door. Although this is the only door in the house without a door sweep, the door is weatherstripped and has a recently installed storm door outside. ...
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How do I build an “internal frame” for a reclaimed wood door?

I heard that doors like the one below are made with an internal frame, and then it receives the faces of reclaimed wood. How is the frame constructed and how are the wood boards fastened to the ...
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bedroom door will not close after hinges werre changed

my son kicked his bedroom from the inside and the hinges were bent forward. I changed the hinges and now the door doesn't close there is a 1/4 in between the hinges when you close the door. I just try ...
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How can I secure an outwardly opening front door without damaging anything?

This is a rented house in Japan (single room). It has an outwardly opening front door. The resident (a single woman) has fear of intruder breaking in. Also, damaging/modifying the door or the wall is ...
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Cheap wood-ish replacement for glass panel in door

This question is similar to another one already on SE but this one focuses on the task as a repair issue rather than as a remodeling one. How can I cheaply and easily (I am a layperson) create a ...
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fitting a door handle

I want to fir new handles to internal doors. My wife (boss) wants door handles with back plate. The problem is there is a 5cm hole in the doors where door knobs have been put in, and I cant get a ...
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moving a security door frame from wall-flush to passageway

i want to move a security door from an entry way, to a hallway entry (no doorway) very near by. i believe they're only really meant to be attached over a door, but is it possible to change that? i'm ...
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Which parts are missing from this vintage lockset?

I'd like to get this lockset back into working order on a vintage 1-3/8" interior door with 2-3/8" backset, but do not know which parts are missing. Here is what I do have: Also, either the door ...
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Install a single handle with latch on closet door

I have a pantry door that has a dummy handle (a handle that looks like a normal door handle but is not connected to a latch). The door stays closed using a fairly shoddy catch like this one ...
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What are these called?

Can someone help me out and let me know what these are called? I'm looking on a DIY site to order one but can't work out what these are called to be able to find them. As you can see in the ...
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How can I prevent hanging sliding doors from coming off track?

We've got a closet with a pair of overlapping sliding doors that hang, by their wheels, on a top-mounted rack. There's a bottom guide screwed to the floor that keeps the doors lined up. But unless a ...
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What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?

Background I'm currently renting an apartment in a very old building and have a lot of trouble sleeping because of the noise. My apartment is underneath the main entry way; and people come in and ...
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Is it ok to install a patio door tightly in the rough opening?

I'm now installing 2 large patio door sliders that require the frame heightened. When I resize the framing opening, is it possible to have the door/window fit perfectly on all four sides with no gap? ...
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How do I slow down a pocket door when opening and closing?

I had a pocket door installed in 2009 and the pocket door slides way too fast when opening and closing. I can't work out how to slow it down.
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Can I use sliding barn door hardware on a hollow panel door?

I purchased standard 6 panel hollow interior doors and one door way is much smaller. Can I use sliding barn door hardware to hang this other wise standard hinge door?
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Basement door threshold minimum elevation

I have a basement that is only about an inch or less above the rear patio leading to it. The patio is below grade and its only water escape is a storm sewage drain in the center. How can I reasonably ...
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Shaky, noisy and hard to open bi-fold doors

I have multiple closets with bi-fold doors and they all have the same issue: shaky, noisy and hard to open. It looks like the doors were installed using cheap sliding hardware. The doors are so shaky ...
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How to fix rough opening of closet door

I'm redoing our master bedroom closet and the original doors were 1970 type sliding doors. The rough opening is 65.5". All the bedrooms already had a face-lift with wheat oak bi-fold doors and I would ...
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How does a microwave door interlock work and is a DIY repair feasible?

Our microwave has developed a problem. If the door isn't shut just so, the microwave thinks that it is open. The door can be shut too lightly or too hard to exhibit the problem. Recently it has ...
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What to do when snow blocks house door?

My house's door open outwards and overnight the snow has accumulated outside (to half the door height) and prevented the door from being opened. What to do in this situation if we want to open the ...
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Do I need anything over the wall board around wood trimmed garage door openings?

I am replacing all the wood trim around my garage door openings. The trim butts to vinyl siding with j-channel. The siding at the top of the doors had no flashing or trim cap and that is where the ...
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How can I soundproof my door?

This is the kind of door I have. But I don't know what's an effective way to soundproof it. As much as possible I don't wanna spend much money that could reach $20 and above. I don't have that ...
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Doors will not open

I had a new roof put on about 2 weeks later my doors to the out side would not open? I think it has something to do with new roof at the same time my house started to sweat, the exterior walls were ...
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How Do I Repair this Door Damage?

The previous owner apparently hacked out a piece of the door. How should I fix it? If I use wood filler, what's the best way to mold it so that it's square? Is there a better fix? (I don't want to ...
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Is it possible to have a reasonably soundproof sliding door to a bedroom?

We are planning a major house refurbishment, and in particular changing doors to two bedrooms. Our architect came up with this idea to put really wide sliding doors in, to get nice space after they ...
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garage door opener motor rubber bushing

My Liftmaster professional formula 1 stopped after moving 6 to 8 inches. when I removed the cover I found one of the rubber bushing between the motor and the frame had become defective and fallen off. ...
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Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?

OK I had a hard time thinking of a good title but here's the gist of the problem/concern I have which I can't find an answer to anywhere online. Please note that this is a very specific but common ...
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Jack and Jill bathroom light sensing door locks

I have an interior Jack and Jill bathroom that is connected to two bedrooms. I'm trying to solve the problem of someone locking the other door when using the bathroom and then forgetting to unlock it ...
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Overhead door doesn't close with one sensor not lit

The problem I'm having is that one of the sensors near the bottom of door has a green light and the other one doesn't light up. If I hold the button on it will close.
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Stairs codes for length between last step and door opening?

Hi I want to add a door to the bottom end of my stairs but I want to check the building codes first so that I will not be caught in a house inspection if I am going to sell my house. I could find ...
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Which mortise lock/brand I should get to replace this one?

I got the Marks Metro mortise from HomeDepot and thought it would match the current size (I thought mortise has a standard size). However, when I try to replace it, the old mortise is a bit bigger. I ...
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Can't remove Schlage knob

I live in a 60 year old house with several old Schlage door knobs as in this photo: There is a small hole in the collar and two smaller holes on each knob. Pushing small sharp objects in the hole ...
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replacement wood threshold insert for metal door

I have some late 70's doors and one is missing a threshold insert (the adjustable wood kind), anybody know of where one could by just the "wood strip" that goes in and screws down (there is a metal ...
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Front door lock “clicks” after closing

I have problem with my front doors. I feel little pressure during key turning and after closing them when I pull the doors towards frame I can hear clicking noise coming from lock (like it turns a ...
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Best insulation to adhere to back of door leading to attic space?

In the closet of an upstairs bedroom, there is a door about 3/4 the size of a normal door that leads to an unheated attic space. It gets pretty chilly in that closet during the winter months, since ...
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Troubleshooting a leaking exterior door

I have an exterior door that leaks water into the house when rain is blown against it. The floor on the inside of the house is unfinished, meaning it is just the raw subfloor. I don't want to put the ...
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How can I repair leaky windows/doors?

I have a big window above the entrance double door. Whenever it rains against the window I find the leaks at the top of the window corner, at the bottom of the window and in my cold room which is ...
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What factors influence the security of a front door lock?

Due to misplaced keys, we are going to either rekey or replace an old lock on our front door. The manufacturer was Barrows, which seems to be somewhat rare since our local hardware doesn't carry ...
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New door in 47 inches wide corridor

I need to install a door in a corridor 47inches wide and 90 inches tall with laminated flooring.. The door we picked is 36x80... How to I feel the gap on the side and top to fit my new door? Do I keep ...
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Replacing basement door and walls with a hatch

I'm trying to remove the structure that leads to the basement. (see sketch 1). Once removed, there will be an empty space like (see sketch 2) My aim is to build over it, a simple door (see sketch ...
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What do the buttons on a Comelit Okay Simplebus2 Intercom/door entry system do?

I've got a Comelit Okay Simplebus2 door entry system which yesterday wasn't able to be used to let someone into the building, however I'm not sure if the buttons next to the phone were being used ...
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Metal sliding door tuneup

I have this old but functional metal sliding door. Sometimes the sliding isn't very smooth and you need to push although it never gets stuck going either way. There is one 90° guiding rail at the ...
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How can I fix a door that is leaning into my bathroom?

My bathroom door is leaning into the bathroom. The bottom of the door will touch the frame before the top does. Not sure what is causing it. It looks like a 2-3 degree tilt into the bathroom from the ...
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Metal doors, Mortise locks, and … mobile liner?

Spent last night retrofitting a fancy electronic combination lock on a metal door for the first time, and encountered something I don't understand. The door has previously had another mortise lock, ...
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Wood frame door and window repair. Steps by step answers please. In Ecuador

These are the wood parts that have been very badly damaged by sun and water. How can i restore them to the natural color they had. Id like step by step information please. Also i am in Ecuador so some ...
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Reduce sound transfer through doors

My wife and I share a bathroom with our 2 year old son. His bedroom is on one side and ours is on the other. We'd like to reduce the amount of noise coming from our bathroom so we don't wake him ...