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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I secure a door with a window right next to it?

My front door has a deadbolt, but right next to the knob/deadbolt is a tall narrow window, so that you can see whoever is outside. This is a security risk as anyone could smash that window and open ...
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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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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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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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How can I soundproof a sliding bedroom door?

Does anyone could suggest a way to completely soundproof a bedroom sliding door? I am investigating on car door system, when door is almost close at the end, it will push against door frame to ensure ...
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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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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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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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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 soundproof a bathroom door?

I'd like to make one of my bathrooms that one special place where a guest can go about their business in peace. Essentially, I am going to be soundproofing/insulating my entire bathroom, but the ...
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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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What is this door hardware 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 picture,...
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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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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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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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How do I lubricate plastic rollers for sliding closet doors?

I just installed some new sliding closet doors, but unfortunately they're a bit squeaky/noisy when operating. They are "Reliabilt" doors from Lowes, the actual company that makes these is SGA. There's ...
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What primer and paint should I used for a solid-core wooden front door?

I recently purchased a new pre-hung exterior door for my house. We opted for a solid-core Douglas Fir instead of the fiberglass models as the wooden door was substantially cheaper. We want to paint ...
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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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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 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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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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How do I remove hard soap scum on my shower door?

I have a problem with regards to my frameless glass shower door because I don't usually clean it regularly. What happens is that the lower edge of the glass door is already very cloudy and is very ...
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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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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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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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What does the 10 flash signal indicate on my garage door opener?

My garage door opener will not close , I get the 10 flashing light signal. I have eliminated the sensors as the culprit by releasing the the door by pulling the red rope and when i push the button to ...
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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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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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Closing refrigerator's door causes freezer's door to stay open

The problem with the freezer door is that when the refrigerator's door is pushed closed, the door of the freezer slightly opens and stays open without re-closing and sealing itself properly, leaving a ...