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How do I fix a bifold closet door that keeps popping open?

Randomly, my bifold closet door keeps popping open. One side stays shut but the other just bounces back ever so slightly and I can’t get it to stay shut. My cats have caught on to this and have been ...
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Am I allowed to place a light in my small closet per NEC 2023?

I've been redoing all the electric in my house (because I'm pretty sure it's asbestos-wrapped aluminum cable everywhere, and I don't trust it at all), bringing it up to the 2023 NEC (which my ...
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How should I mount a hanging closet panel with no wall for its hang rail?

I am planning to install a new closet system in my second bedroom using one of those "hanging closet" kits - the kind where you secure a cleat to a wall that side panels hang off of. The ...
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Shelving small closets - only 1 stud in each wall

I have 2 small pantry/closets, both about 22"x22" with small lips by the opening. I want to install some shelving in these closets, ideally ones that I can easily change the height of as ...
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Closet door has light switch in it that needs repair/replacement. How should i go about repairing it?

In one of the condos that I manage has a closet door in one of the bedrooms that needs its light switch repaired/replaced. It's basically a door activated light switch that when the door opens the ...
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Are there any safety or code concerns with my closet design?

Continuing off this thread, I've made adjustments. I am now planning to build three walls to enclose a walk in closet and would like to know if anything sticks out to the experienced DIYer as areas to ...
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Does a hallway to a walk-in closet need to meet width requirements?

I am putting up two new walls (highlighted in green below) to make room for a walk in closet. The hallway established for access to this closet is not going to be a minimum of 36" wide. Do I need ...
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What is this piece?

I am repairing some closet doors and found an odd setup in one of the rooms with wheel assemblies that slide into a bracket type deal that slides into the frame. I've already found replacement wheels (...
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Most future-proof j-box/light for closet

I have a normal, small closet (approximately 46”x24”). I am doing electrical work and on that occasion I’d like to add some light to the closet. I was thinking just adding a normal j-box (e.g. Carlon ...
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Any issues with tearing down this closet to open up some space in our mudroom?

we are wanting to take down this closet, and put in some custom locker cabinets instead for our mudroom entry since it is pretty cramped. First and most important, I assume this wall isn't load ...
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Bifold to swing-out closet door conundrum

I’m kind of stumped on this one and for some reason visualizing hinges in action is just utterly impossible. I have a closet with bifold doors. They keep coming off the track so I decided to get rid ...
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Can I frame a door opening and create a closet here?

I added a bunch of pics to help explain what I'm working with here, but essentially I want to frame a door opening in an open space to create a closet, and fix some crappy work done by previous owners....
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how to remove sliding closet doors with wheels on both sides

I need to get my closet doors off so that I can replace appliances. There are tracks on either side so I can't lift it. I also don't see any latch. Anyone know how to take this kind of door off the ...
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How to finish OSB closet?

I have a master bedroom closet that is unfinished OSB. Is there an easy way to finish it smooth, fill joints and paint without installing wallboard over it? Will joint compound work in the gaps and ...
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Can I create two or three more cutouts in my 6' Load Bearing Knee wall to build a closet System

I have a 1927 Tudor. The second floor owners bedroom has a 17 foot long knee wall that is clearly load bearing (holds up the rafters). It has two doors in it currently that open into the pretty large ...
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Is it safe to remove wall framing around washer/dryer closet?

We bought a 100+ year old shotgun style home (single level) about a year ago that has had several frankenstein like additions made to it which is pretty typical for the area we are in. One of the ...
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Door pulls on closet worn through

Just got a house and the handle insert for one of the closet folding doors is completely worn through. Would rather not replace the door. Any suggestions for a fix?
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Is it safe to alter or remove this closet? [duplicate]

I have a 1980's bi-level home. The center of the lower level contains a bedroom and utility room separated by a central load bearing wall with steel beam. There is a closet jutting out of this wall ...
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What can I use to securely bond a steel bracket to a tile floor?

I am trying to avoid drilling into the concrete/tile floor because the four holes for the bracket I need to attach are within about 1 square inch of each other. The holes are a pivot/anchor point for ...
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How can I come up with a sliding door slab wide enough for my closet opening? [closed]

I am looking at a sliding door with the hidden track door system. The closet opening is 47" across, but as one edge of the closet is so close to the corner of the wall, the door can only slide ...
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How would I go about installing a bifold barn door? [closed]

I have an opening for a closet that is 59"W 80.5"H I currently have a cheap bifold pine door with those cheap stamped steel tracks and plastic spring loaded hinges. I was looking into ...
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Ways to attach a coat-hanger between two closets (heavy load)

I am in the process of creating a wardrobe closet in my house. The basis is standard elements, like the one shown in the image (image source), which can be customized with drawers, shelves, coat ...
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Are the walls of this closet load bearing? [duplicate]

My back entryway has this closet that kinda sticks out. I would rather have an entryway bench there instead. Just from glancing at this photo, do you think this is load bearing? Directly underneath in ...
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Can 27" LG washtower fit into 30.5" wide closet?

I thought we got enough clearance as LG advises here on page 3 "allow minimum clearances of at least 1'' at the sides and 4'' behind" https://www.lg.com/us/business/download/resources/...
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Closet walls load bearing?

In my room in my house there is an outset closet I believe and I want to know if the walls are structural because I cannot determine if they are myself I'll take a picture and post it and let me know ...
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Trying to install a pull chain light fixture in closet

So I have exposed wiring in a light fixture in the closet (see photo. Note: had just removed the nut from the live wires before the photo). Click to enlarge This wire is passing through and also ...
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Building a 232x120 cm mirror closet door

I'm redoing my wardrobe doors, and decided to have 2 massive sliding doors (each 232x120 cm), one of which will be a mirror. These will be mounted in a hanging fashion to a rail above that's rated for ...
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Is this 2x4 in my closet load bearing? Can I remove it?

Looking to update/open my closet... as it is right now, it's roughly two basic closets side by side with one 2x4 in the middle. With this set up I need two sets of sliding doors... I am hoping to take ...
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Lengthening header for closet

I recently posted asking whether my closet wall was load-bearing... but I've since determined it is. Prior to wall demo, had I checked the attic and crawl space and the wall appeared to be non-load ...
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load bearing wall above closet?

EDITED after demolition, I went back into the attach to pinpoint the exact ceiling 2x4 (I can see between the drywall gaps to the bedroom below). Now I have more reason to believe it's load bearing... ...
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my air handler closet is heating up the room behind it in the summer when AC runs the most

My air handler closet gets hot in the summer. Likely because that’s when it runs the most or because it vents to attic and attic heat is coming in. Problem is that it heats up the room behind it. ...
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How do I remove this round metal insert in an old wardrobe?

It's some kind of screw/insert of an old wardrobe/closet.
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Have existing carpeted closet. How to install mirrored bifold doors with lower track?

want to replace existing top track wooden bifold doors with a mirrored bifold with a lower track. Can this be done without removing the carpet where the track fits?
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Please help determine if section of wall is load bearing

I have 2 closets in the bathroom that I want to combine into 1 large open space for make up counter and some built in storage/cabinets. Between the 2 closets is the wall and there is a post (2x4) that'...
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Load bearing or not?

This closet didn’t seem to match the beam in the attic so I didn’t think it was load bearing. However it has this huge header pictured. Any advice on how to remove this closet or is it better not to ...
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creating a frame in an old tv closet to hang a tv too big for the closet

We have a tv closet. We bought a new tv and the tv doesn't fit in the closet anymore. I would like to hang the tv up against the closet. I would make a wooden frame with studs in the closet. Do you ...
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Load bearing or non load bearing wall

I want to get rid of a closet wall. It's odd shaped, so figured we open the room up. It's on the 2nd floor, no basement. The 1st floor doesn't have a wall under it. How can I tell whether this wall is ...
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Can’t tell if this black stuff is mold

I found a strange looking substance on a shelf in my closet. I can’t tell if it’s mold or just dirt/grime. A picture is attached below. I wiped it down with vinegar/baking soda/detergent, and some of ...
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What is this bendable thing found in a closet? [closed]

I found this thing in the closet of a room which someone recently moved out of. It is flexible/bendable. I was wondering what it is? Thanks.
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Rails to install sliding doors

I’m including a picture of the sliding doors I need to install. I’m also including pics of the previous installation. So my question: what’s the name of the rails (if that’s the correct word) for ...
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Is my analysis of a closet system (rails hanging from a top track) correct? (e.g. Elfa, IKEA Algot, or floating shelf on L brackets)

So my contractor didn't use the supplied anchors from the closet company (Elfa), and now I don't know if the random anchors they used will hold up, and wanted to know if I should re-mount the tracks ...
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At what height should I install my (coat) rack? [closed]

I'm planning to install a coat rack on the right side of my bedroom closet, at the place marked with *: +----------------+ | | | | | | | | | ...
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What is this ledge on the closet floor?

Some but not all of the closets in my home have this ledge taking up approximately half of the floor. It's about 4 3/8" high. Does it serve a function? The house is circa 1956.
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Can I trim this MDF closet door from Wayfair to fit my closet?

I have found this closet door which I like on Wayfair. The doors height is 78" and they recommend a opening height of 80" but my closet opening height is 79". I am wondering if I can ...
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Closet Shelving Crossmember

I am looking to install some custom shelving for a 4’x4’ closet. I would like the shelves to be in an L shaped configuration against the rear and right walls of the closet. The back portion of the ...
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Cabinet to conceal dryer hose -- okay to mount just to floor and ceiling?

first time attempting a built-in of any kind. We have this unattractive space next to our stacked washer/dryer and I'd like to fill it with a built-in cabinet -- drawers on the bottom, shelves up top. ...
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What's the purpose of diagonal braces on the attic's wall

I am trying to make a closet in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor of my house & when I broke the wall, I saw diagonal braces, which made me kind of wonder what the purpose of those would be & ...
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Strategies for supporting a narrow shelf on deeper drilled melamine boards

I have a 23" deep reach-in closet that I want to install shelves on. I wanted to add 16" drilled melamine boards to both sides of it, and then add shelf pins and shelves to it (pretty ad-hoc,...
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Is it okay to have exposed framing on one side of a wall?

We are adding a new closet by cannibalizing space from our rather large lower-level storage room / utility space. I am trying to understand if there are any stipulations around drywalling both sides ...
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Closet light off of doorbell junction box

Good morning, Needed a closet light and had a doorbell transformer in the closet so I run a light off of that junction, finding out covering the transformer is not up to code. Problem is exposed 115 ...
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