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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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. It looks something like this, though ours is fancier: ...
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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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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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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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Where can I get a vented metal door for my furnace room?

I can't seem to find a vented metal door for my furnace room. The two vents at the top and bottom of the door are all rusted out and the door is in pretty bad shape too. Are these doors custom made or ...
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How to remove this two-piece door hinge?

Trying to remove a door at my apartment, and it has a door hinge that looks like this and here's an image of another one They are both painted over quite a bit, so it's difficult to see how I'm ...
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How can you stop dual pocket doors so they close in the center and do not come off the track

New pocket doors installed, but if you close the doors and maybe one is beyond the center, it comes off the track. What can be done to stop the doors in the center?
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How to adjust hinges on interior doors?

Putting up new interior doors in a house. I have a door that has probably a good 5/16" gap on the hinge side. The gap is wider at the middle of the door and closer to 1/8" on door top/bottom. Of ...
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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 could be eating or removing the insulation in my garage door?

We have noticed that there are piles of the tiny particles of the insulation from one of our garage doors on each side of our door. At first we swept it up and didn't think anything of it. The next ...
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Replaced door hinges and now the door won't close - hits the door stop on the hinge side

I replaced the 3.5" hinges on an interior door with hinges of the same size. The only difference that I can see between the old and new hinges is that the barrels on the old set are slightly larger. ...
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Is my interior door LH or RH?

Have just read your 2010 posts regarding whether an interior door is LH or RH. Using the "hand that plus the door toward you" guideline, I get the opposite of what I get when using the hinge/jamb ...
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Please advise how to lubricate stiff latch bolt of mortise lockset on metal exterior security door. (NOT the pins in the keyway!)

The latch bolt of the mortise lockset in a metal security door is stiff. I worry about the long-term effect of slamming the door in order to drive the stiff latch bolt back and allow the door to ...
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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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How do I prevent interior doors from sticking in the winter?

We have several interior doors that only stick or won't completely close in the winter. We also get cracks in the drywall mud above the doors so I think something else is going on besides just ...
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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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How to better seal and/or adjust a metal cellar door / bulkhead?

First of all, I am not exactly sure what the door is called. I have a metal outside door leading to steps into my basement. I have always just called it the basement/cellar door but it seems like ...
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Why did my garage door opener stop working?

It didn't work, so I put a new battery in the remote. Worked for several days, but then not today. Motor of opener did not engage (not a problem w/rollers etc.) I already checked the sensors ...
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Don't know where lever is to open top latch on steel cellar door

I recently took over my recently passed Grandmother's house and she has a furnace in the cellar. Of course, the furnace went out, so I need access to the cellar in order to fix it. I moved from out of ...
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Home Front Door loud popping noise

My front door is on the side of the house that gets tremendous amounts of sunlight in the afternoon. I am in NJ where seasonal temperatures vary. Lately, any time there is sun, in the afternoons the ...
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how can I open my garage door?

Someone copped my garage key during a visit & I am alarmed. I can't access it from inside due to an 'overstuffed' garage (I am 68 yrs old & don't want to take a tumble) How can I get my door ...
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Cost effectiveness of replacing brass door knobs and hinges

We have a home built in the 70's with antique brass hinges and door knobs. We are thinking of possibly downsizing in the next few years and I'm wondering if it would be beneficial not only for ...
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How can I swap sliding door panels?

I have a patio door with the sliding panel on the outside track rather than the inside. can I swap the panels without doing major surgery.
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Will the door I wish to build last using my method?

I am new to this forum and am glad to now be a part of what seems like a knowledgeable friendly community. I have a question about a method I used to make my front door. The reason I am asking is that ...
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How do I weatherstrip the bottom side of my sliding patio door?

The bottom side looks like in the picture below. THe second picture shows you the door and the corner that was zoomed in the first picture. The verticals have their weatherstrips in place. It is just ...
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What's the strongest way to tie drywall into Rock-Lath/plaster with an embedded mesh?

I'm replacing our utility door that goes out to garage, and want to know the best way to tie the new drywall in with the old Rock-Lath/plaster. Usually I just put a backer board in, but with this ...
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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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How to fix a double door that has shifted during the winter

Like many regions, this was the worst winter we've had in 20+ years. Over the winter I've noticed that my double doors leading outside have shifted considerably. The top of the doors now rub together, ...
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Remove gloss from wood

what is the best way to remove a layer of clear varnish from my garage doors. I need to get them ready for winter and would prefer to stain them but it will not paint over the laquer very well. Sand ...
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How do I adjust this balcony door so that it doesn't let cold air in?

A PVC balcony door that separates the room from the outdoors (which is currently −20 Celsius) is about six feet tall and about two feet wide. It is attached with two hinges - the upper one and the ...
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Gap between double doors

I recently had new double doors put in my home and there is a gap both at the top and bottom of the door. The contractor's fix for this way to put a small square piece of weather strip both at the ...
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Adding a service door

I want to put a service door in my detached garage. What is the proper distance from the front (where big garage doors are) corner of the garage? Also, I would like a recommendation on which way ...
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How can I change the opening direction of double PVC conservatory doors?

Reversing opening of PVC conservatory doors out wards - closing inwards making space very restrictive
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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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Greasy Bathroom Door

I have a bath door that surprisingly gets tacky with like a grease, the paint is not tacky but it seems to get greasy. What could this be. Moisture, air flow. Not sure what to do.
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Stanley garage opener will not work with opener

my stanley garage door opener will not open with either remote. the wall opener works fine. I have reset it and it still will not work.
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Front door shuts/locks but still gives about a quarter inch when pushed

The front door to our house shuts completely and the locks work correctly. There is weather stripping between the outside surface of the door and the door jamb. If I push on the closed door from the ...
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Non-french-door options for a large opening?

Our 4th bedroom previously had it's wall removed leading to the master bedroom, to create a sort of on-suite sitting area (before we bought the house). I'd like to use this space for my office, but I ...
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Can I glue the upper track for mirror doors?

My family is in the process of installing mirror closest doors in the area where you enter the house. The upper track is about 2.5-3 inches but in my house, there isn't enough room for that upper ...
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Front Door - Sound after closing it

I just moved into a flat and the front door has been bothering me. When I close the door, around 3-5 seconds later I hear a loud clicking/popping sound. It's like a lock moving into place or ...
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water leak below entry door

have a door in my basement right above my entry door. I also have side bay windows on the front of my house. I notice the basement door when I look up there is a water leak. How does one go about ...
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Do silent door latches exist?

Is there such a thing as a silent (or muffled) door latch? The doors inside my house make a very loud click when the latch snaps into the frame when closing the door.
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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 ...
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Water ingress through top of garden doors in bad storms

Water is coming in the top of my French windows - they are 5 years old and it has only started happening in the last 2 months while we are experiencing unusually strong storms in the UK and is only ...
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Leak at top of entry door jamb

So winter in Chicagoland is well upon us, and the snow at the top of the house is melting and we have a leak. The house entry point (well, the one we can see) is at the top of the jamb, between the ...
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How do I change my closet doors?

I have an old wall closet wich has dark brown wooden doors with a little frame for decoration. Something like this. I would like to achieve this kind of doors: With gloss or dark mirror. The think ...
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Removing a back to back thumb latch

I have a thumb latch door handle that doesn't engage all the way. I can't find anything online to help. This hardware has a thumb latch on both sides. It is an exterior door. I want to strip it of old ...