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comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
@DMoore If I do the jam, I hardly have to repaint. If I do the door, I have to feather the new paint into the old.
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revised How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
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comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
@DMoore - it's really hard to take the door jamb outside for sanding, and that side is heavier with paint dross. Note I would never sand without a HEPA vac, even outdoors. Lead gets in soil and up to plants.
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revised How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
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comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
The strike plate is in the perfect place. The stop is encrusted in many layers of paint, I'd have to move at least two of the three stop moldings, and deal with lead paint chips. @paperstreet
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comment Doors are sticky and noisy when opened?
WD-40 on paint sounds like a bad idea, aside from the smell you'd never get rid of.
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comment How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
How do I ensure the new hinges are the in right place relative to the stop molding? Since I only need 1/8" is there any way to cheat?
Sep
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comment How do I silence or muffle creaky floorboards?
@TheSmallestOne I made a list of name/brand products at guides.obviously.com/Fixing-Squeaky-Hardwood-Floors/1277
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asked How do I move a door hinge out 1/8“ (door is too tight to the stop molding, makes ”paint popping" noise)?
Sep
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answered How should I insulate the ceiling between floors in a ski cabin?
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answered How do I silence or muffle creaky floorboards?
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comment Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
For background: there was a narrow period of time where grounded wire was used, but outlets were still 3 prong. In some cases it was two wire cable with bare copper ground wire strung through the same holes.
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revised Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
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revised What features should I look for in a full-house surge protector?
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answered Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
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revised How to prevent washing machine drain overflow
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comment New condenser fan motor burned out
The warranty lasts more than 5 minutes, even on a repair.