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The quick solution is a mending plate, or mending rings, which cover the damaged area with something decorative. Or pick a lockset whose decorative rose is large enough to cover that area.


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That's a Euro-style lock cylinder. It is normally held in place by a setscrew clamping it into the lock, but you may have to substantially disassemble the lock before you can get to that screw. If you can't figure out how to remove the cylinder, I'd suggest dismounting the whole lick body from the door and bringing it to a locksmith. That will save you the ...


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if your new handle set does not cover to bare areas (look for something with a large coverplate?), you will need to sand down the adjacent area so that no height difference between the painted area and the bare wood is noticeable. Anything less and you will see the damaged area. You can try to fill the recessed area with plaster(joint compound) and ...


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Ok I think I just answered my own question, I understand that an outswing door can be purchased in the local box stores. I was under the misunderstanding that they were a costly online purchase.


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If you're keeping the same door frame, you'll need to change the placement of the hinges, door latch and door stop; just reverse everything. Depending on the materials of the frame, you can likely putty the old holes, sand them, and refinish the surface.


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Anything is possible, but why don't you just purchase an outswing door? If you flip the door frame, the threshold will slant inward instead of outward. Good luck!


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This looks like a door out of alignment to me, and it's just minor enough to only take a slight change in pressure to release the bottom corner's seal. The screws holding the door's current alignment tend to be concealed by the gasket. So you pull the gasket back to reveal the screws, loosen them all around the door, pull the top corner out to change the ...


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Before going out and buying new rubber seals, simply extend the fridge front legs about one inch, tipping the fridge back so that the doors will swing shut by gravity. This will solve your problem.


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After trying all the great suggestions above and failing, I ended up calling a locksmith. He fixed it in 15 minutes by taking the lock apart. As it turned out, one of the pins in the 6-pin lock was tilted and not letting the barrel move. That was it. Hopefully, this answer will help someone else in a similar situation


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The door is probably made of some type of composite pressed wood material. The screw holes have become mostly stripped out so they no longer can hold tight. The best fix is to remove the handle temporarily and then clean out loose debris out of the holes. Carve a slightly tapered peg from a piece of pine board that is the shape of the hole and will just ...


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It can be done fairly easily, with normal hinges too. It would take a bit of alternative framing and jamb work. Open any normal "in swinging" door 90° and look at the gap between the door and jamb on the hinge side. This is what you have to hide. If you look at the pictures you will see that the door on the right is hung in a normal fashion with traditional ...


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On this kind of unusual design, I would strongly recommend experimenting with some models. I can see several problems related to how the hinge pin is located relative to the doorways which would make standard for frame construction impossible for one of the other doorway, and unless you use an unusual hinge... I think the best way to solve it is going to be ...


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Odds seem excellent that it was coiled spring closer, and the spring (having been overstressed by wide opening, and/or simply from old age) is now snapped, so "adjusting it" won't happen. Replace, with any suitable door closer (ie, it need not be this particular type, if it's hard to find, which seems likely) Here's some info, though it does not directly ...


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Garage door opener tracks are called 'rails' and if you web-search or shop for 'garage door opener rail extension' you will be directed to many manufacturers and products. Some manufacturers: Chamberlain, Craftsman, Genie, many others. Some vendors: Ace, Home Depot, Lowe's, many others.


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Lots of over-thinking for your solution. Glass: Talk to your local window retailer about installing a shatter-resistant film on the glass. 3M and BurglarGARD films can prevent an intruder from breaking out the glass easily. Proper installation is a must. It's not as easy as adding window tint film. And an FYI: modern tempered glass for residential windows ...


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As Chris said. If you are only doing one door, you can cut a plug, same thickness as the door, that you can glue into the existing hole, flush with the surfaces. Then mark the center of the old hole, or, the new backsets (latch) measurement, usually 1-3/8" or 1-3/4", but most are adjustable for either, from the edge of the door. Use the block for the pilot ...


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I had a similar problem with my apartment entry door and couldn't find any answers online. So I called the building locksmith who said I should use a knife to (gently) pry off the rosette on the inside door, which is the disk that covers the base of the handle. Under the rosette should be a pair of screws that connect the two handles to either side of the ...


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Probably not. Each manufacturer makes their equipment differently (frame dimensions, track style, roller mechanism, weatherstrip design, etc.) Even if you were lucky enough to identify the brand, chances are that the designs have changed along with modern focus on efficiency. Slim to none, I say; and I have repaired more than a few. Just internet search ...


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Sure, if they're available. Most sliding doors simply lift out. Some have a retention mechanism that would need to be removed first. You'll probably need to level the doors to fit the frame using built-in adjusters, and verify that the latch hardware still aligns.



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