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I would replace all the old framing that is split up like that. The header at the top of the opening also looks to be in pretty poor shape. From this so far it seems like a complete reframing is in order.


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The latch bold was sticking on my front door. It's a schlage dead latch. I called the company after fiddling with it. Something had clearly gone wrong with the latch itself. After a little time on hold I got through to customer service. She was able to determine what model I had because there is no model number anywhere on the thing. Long story short my ...


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Now that I've seen the photos, it's clear to me that at least the jack studs should be replaced; fortunately, their replacement should be fairly easy. The one on the latch side could be replaced by a 4x4, but it should have a tiny "sill plate" attached to half its bottom end with contruction adhesive because otherwise it'll overhang the existing sill plate. ...


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You may be able to find a Euro-style (manufactured by Blum or any other company) hinge... but when you go looking for Euro hinges, BE prepared for a truckload of optional configurations. Some common designs are readily available cheap, off the shelf, while some of the other more exotic designs require buying several pieces after really careful design work. ...


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You have to put in the key and turn it while pressing the release button (or anyone could remove the knob and break in).


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Its really a quite simple repair as long as you have the right tools and some good instructions.The tools that you would need are a Sheetrock knife to separate the molding from the wall without damaging the existing paint or drywall. A hammer and a flat screw driver to pry the molding off the wall. A hand saw to cut the a 45 degree angle on the new molding. ...


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There are two types of noise in architectural acoustics: airborne and structurally transmitted. If people are screaming as they run down the hall, the screaming is mostly airborne noise and the running is mostly structurally transmitted noise. Airborne noise can be attenuated by constructing walls, floors, ceilings, doors, etc. to absorb sound energy. ...


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Do NOT attempt to make any modification to a common hallway door without at least consulting your local fire marshal. It is very likely that is it legally required to be fire rated, and your modifications very likely invalidate that rating. If there is a fire in your building, and investigation reveals that you modified your door, you could be held liable ...


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The basic procedure for removing a door is: remove casing, remove screws from jamb/brick mold, and push the door out of the hole, brick mold still attached. Unfortunately your situation calls for some more devious tactics. Because the outer molding appears to be part of the transum casing (assuming you're leaving that part alone) you're probably better off ...


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The key (no pun intended) phrase to search for is "double sprung". I couldn't find these latches at any of my local DIY stores, so I ordered online.


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An easy visually pleasing solution would be to visit your local hardware or electronics store and look for a weather resistant box with a lid similar to the following (2-Gang Rectangle Plastic Electrical Box shown bellow) : I couldn't find any dimensions but something of this nature will protect the keypad from the elements. It will require you to do some ...


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If you don't want your children closing the door, a magnetic door stop is too weak. * One solution is a gate latch mounted to the wall (if you have a wall the door stops against). * Another solution is a stay-closed door hinge (don't replace existing hinge, add to the door frame on the other side) with a 2x4 wood, in cases where the door closes against a ...


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Your post says "screen door" but it sounds like you want to change the sliding glass door and the screen along with it. Most glass door units are modular, the glass sections (stationary and sliding) are separate pieces and the track runs the whole width of the unit. If this is the case it may be possible to switch things around. Take a good look at the ...



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