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How to fix attic door which doesn't shut completely

Check pictures here My attic door(with ladder) won't shut completely.check link. I found a couple of discussion forums where the suggestion was to adjust springs. But I don't know exactly how to do ...
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Install New Attic Access Ladder Perpendicular to Joists

I am trying to install a new access ladder to our attic, cutting a new hole etc. There's only one room in our 1038sq house (built in 1952) that will work, and after taking a closer look there is a ...
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Adding a second hatch to the attic

I have the following problem: my attic is mostly a crawlspace for the air-conditioning unit. And that crawlspace is full of obstacles, which makes my filter very hard to reach. My solution is to make ...
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How to safely make space for attic ladder installation

I want to install an attic ladder in the ceiling of our 1930s house. There is no ideal location in which the attic ladder would fit between the ceiling joists, so a joist or two will definitely need ...
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Attic door panel chain pulled off

If the attic door panel has a locking machanism and the pull chain has been pulled off, is there anyway to get the door open without damaging or replacing the door? The 3 dots on the left side are ...
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Attic Access Hole in Ceiling - Guidance [closed]

I need to have attic access in my bonus room. The space above the ceiling is very tight, but there is inadequate insulation and I need to add support for a projector. I will be crawling around up ...
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Insulation type to use on a hinged metal attic door

In this question, I asked about the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door, when one is also concerned about heat entering around the edges of the door when closed. The answer I ...
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What is the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door?

What is the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door (no integrated ladder)? Primarily concerned about heat entry through the door when closed. Also concerned about heat entry ...