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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How to make the door shut on its own after opening?

There are some kind of door devices which push the door back after we open the door and come out. My problem is that the door area is not constructed in a way that such a device can be installed. ...
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How to frame a wall around existing exterior door

Framing a basement. I have a an exterior door that is set in the poured foundation. I'm building my wall that runs parallel to foundation that has the existing door and is ~2-4" from the foundation. ...
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Masonry protruding entrance water protection

My rear entrance is wood frame set in masonry (brick + terracotta brick) wall. It has aluminum flashing but it's old (way before I got the house) and the top edge isn't protected anymore (since I tore ...
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How can I fix a deadlatch with electric strike that will not retract when closing the door?

I have an Era deadlatch rim lock (standard front door "yale lock") which closes into an electric strike of unknown brand. The latch is the quarter circle shape rather than triangle shape. When closing ...
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How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?

I noticed that there was a 1" gap between the edge of either side of the bottom rubber weather strip on the garage door and the door frame. Now I see that it is 3-4", and likely being chewed by ...
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Any suggestions for repairs of nasty cracks in my walls and the door?

I have 1 day to finish all those repairs before a new person moves in. Is there any way I could fix them fast and reliably? The first one is a hole in a dry wall and the last one is a door which is ...
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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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How do you paint interior doors easily

I need to paint several interior doors How can I do this easily. Most doors are in carpeted rooms. Also, do you paint the bottom/top surface too for non-humid rooms?
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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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Door from MBR to Closet

I need to choose a door for the opening from my master bedroom into the closet. However, there is not enough space for either a swinging door or a pocket door. The only solution seems to be a ...
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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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What is the name of this cast metal part inside my lockset?

I have a Baldwin front door lockset that doesn't completely retract the latch when using the thumb lever. The handleset is similar to this: model After dismantling the thumb latch assembly, I ...
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How to fix bottom of door frame (light puppy chewing) [duplicate]

So I live in a rented apartment and some things did not go as planned and ended up with a puppy before moving instead of after. Anyways I just noticed he has been chewing on the frame inside my ...
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What can I build/use for a door in an old barn?

I have a very small barn/chicken coop on my land that we basically use as a shed. It currently has a standard door on it. However I just got a new riding lawnmower and would like to store it in said ...
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How do I reduce noise from the bolt hitting the strike plate on a door with an automatic closer?

In our office, the door at the entrance has a k2 door closer. Our problem is that when the door closes, it makes a very loud clicking noise. I believe this is the result of the latch bolt hitting the ...
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How to minimize sliding door gap

I have a sliding glass door between a heated room, and a non-heated entrance. Here is a side view of said door : The gap is 2-3 cm wide. How can I minimize that gap ?
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Closing off a doorway between apartments but keeping the door?

I own two condo units that are connected by a doorway in the common brick wall. Now I'd like to rent one of the units and close the doorway. I was wondering if it was possible to leave both options ...
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Is it worth it to replace hollow-core interior doors with solid core doors?

I bought a house built in 1970 which still has the original interior doors. They are hollow-core, boring, brown doors. I am debating whether to simply paint them white or replace them with new ...
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What the heck is the backset of this tubular latch?

I have a number of original interior passage knobs in my late 1940s house that would greatly benefit from tubular latch replacements. They have friction in them and often stick with the latch ...
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What do I need to do to fix my door hinge?

The door to my basement broke. The bottom hinge has three screws; the top and bottom one turn endlessly. You can see the pictures here. I understand that there's a matchstick/toothpick trick, where ...
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Up and over garage door transformation

This up and over door is working properly, but I would like to make the house more accessible. This door is a bit heavy and you have to work against gravity to open in entirely. My idea was to cut ...
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Moving a sliding door and re positioning [duplicate]

How Can I Move a sliding door to where a fixed panel is and then move the fixed panel where the sliding door was
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Drilling/screwing into exterior metal door?

I am wondering about drilling/screwing into an exterior metal door. I want to install a dart board & back board onto the back of my exterior door that leads into the garage. My worries are as ...
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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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How to prevent two doors from opening into each other?

I have pantry cabinet door that abuts the door to a half-bath. They meet at a 90° angle and are hinged at the same side: Right now, I have a hinge pin doorstop on the half bath door. Temporarily I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...