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Would insulating a door between my closet and attic help keep the closet warmer?

In our new home, in the back of our closet the previous home owner had put that flimsy thin wood paneling as a wall in between the back of the closet and where the triangular part of the roof is about ...
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Offset 3" closet flange with a male connector end?

My 3" 90 degree connector comes right to the bottom of the subfloor. Because a typical closet flange has a 1 1/2" receiving connector for 3" pipe my flange will extend too high. I thought I could ...
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Sliding closet doors with 3 doors has narrowed opening

I have a 83" width closet so I used two 72" closet doors. Basically, it is 3 doors on 2 tracks However it is weird because the opening is way too small: 83-72 = 11" It is because the front two doors ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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Furring small basement closet

As part of our basement renovation, we need to fur the walls of the small (currently 28"x40") water shut-off closet. The closet nook is being closed in with a door. We have already insulated the ...
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Is it a bad idea to drill a hole through this door frame to pass wires?

I want to pass my ethernet, speaker and sub wires into my newly built media/bar cabinet, but I hate having to pass them under the door, so I'd like to drill a hole as shown by the green circle in the ...
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Which is the better first step: rebuilding a basement closet, or insulating the basement walls?

Recently closed on a split-level. The majority of it is well done, but neither my wife or I were content with the basement. It was partially finished, with a closed off utility room, some hideous ...
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Drawer or shelf slides for 1/2 or 3/4" plywood shelves?

I have a very deep and narrow space that I want to turn into usable space by creating 3/4" thick plywood shelves that can slide out so that the deep spaces can be accessed. The space I am talking ...
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Closet door replacement from 36“ to 48” wide

I want to remove my old fold-in 36" door, expand the opening to fit two 24" doors (with hinges) and frame. I want to know what is the exact width of the closet opening to fit that? Paolo
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Closet system to be installed - boards in the way

I am new to DIY/home improvement, and I want to update my closet. There is a 2x4 going across the width of the back wall. It doesn't seem essential. Do builders usually add support beams across the ...
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How do I replace a non-standard sized AC closet door?

We inherited this AC closet setup from the previous owner of the house we bought. The HVAC unit is framed in so that it's pulling the return air from the vent below. Combustible air for the furnace is ...
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Built in closet drawers falling off track

I have built in closets in my daughters room in our new home and the bottom 2 drawers are consistently falling off the track. I suspect that the left and right walls of the drawer are flaring out ...
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To keep or not to keep: attic panels in a closet

I have two of these wall panels in a walk in closet: Behind them is crawl space over a garage ceiling: I’d like to remove the panels and replace with flat drywall, effectively closing this space off ...
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How to remove these nails (no access to head)?

Installing closet doors. Had to knock these guys out of the way (first image). Realized after doing that the magical hidden nails are sticking out. Didn't expect that. Thoughts on how to get rid of ...
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How to attach a top plate to a plaster and lath ceiling for a closet?

I'm looking to add a closet to a room in my house. I took down the walls (and have since had drywall put back up) so I know where the studs are in the walls, but I don't know where the ceiling joists ...
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Can I repair this dent on a finished surface?

I have a closet door that has a finished surface (melamine panel?). Unfortunately, I dented it with the bed and now there's a giant dent and some break in the wood. Is there a way to fix this or is ...
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How to cool a server closet with window?

I put 2 servers in my closet which run at about 90F. The closet has a window, but simply opening the window doesn't drop the temperature very much even when it is 60F outside. If I open the closet ...
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Repair an old cylindrical hinge on an old bedroom closet

After moving day, I think the hinge of an old bedroom closet door became crooked (upper left photo). It's a metal bar that's screwed on the bottom of the door, and a small cylinder sticks out. This ...
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Vent in closet below stairs

I'm preparing this small closet below stairs to use as storage. [image pending] Should I drill a couple of small vent registers in one of the stair risers to reduce moisture and stale air inside? ...
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How Do I Remove Plastic Shelf Support Holder Pin

I've been trying to remove this support bracket so I can install a closet rod instead, but can't seem to find out how to do so. Can someone help me out please? Thanks!
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Can I put a receptacle in a closet?

I want to install a receptacle in a closet or two, but I've heard that receptacles are not allowed to be located in closets. I cannot find a concrete reference for that claim, though - it always seems ...
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How to remove dryer from top of stacked washer/dryer in small closet?

I have a washer and dryer stacked on top of each other in a fairly tight closet, see picture below. Due to a couple electrical boxes on one side of the closet, I am unable to slide the units to the ...
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How to add closet rod support?

I fear the weight level in my closet on the cheap thin metal rod and need to support it in the middle. I bought a metal support bracket and the support part of the bracket doesn't meet the rod, it's ...
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Carpet padding with bi-fold closet doors?

I am in the process of my first ever DIY carpet installation, in a room that has bi-fold doors for the closet. During tear-out of the previous carpet, I wasn't observant enough to notice if the floor ...
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Broken glass closet door

I am new homeowner, so need some basic information. I have glass doors for closet in my kids room. The glass is cracked, and thus I want to fix it. I am wondering if this is something that I can do ...
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Junction box in closet partially covered by wall

As seen in the picture, I have a live junction box that is partially covered by a wall in a closet. There is no light in this closet, so would be a great opportunity to add one. Was thinking I could ...
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How to make a subwoofer that is also a clothes closet

I am building a tiny home and do not have room for a dedicated subwoofer. However, I am thinking about making a DIY multipurpose subwoofer/closet. I've read around that clothes can packed into a ...
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How to space closet supports with even number of 16" spaced studs?

I want to put up a closet rod with shelf, my closet is 80" deep. The studs are 16" apart. Looks like this: I'm not sure how wide the corner studs are, and it will be pretty awkward to try to screw ...
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Do I need jack studs for a [remodel] closet header that is perpendicular to ceiling joists?

Closets used to have full 8ft sliding doors. Converting to bifolds that are 6'8'' tall. So I need to put in a header and frame it out to standard size. The ceiling joists run perpendicular to the ...
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Additional support for closet rod

My wife put some heavy clothes on this closet rod and it broke. It's not really a standard closet rod that goes the length of the closet opening. It's one of those 'half' ones that allow you shelves ...
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We have a 30in wide single door closet that we want to convert to sliding 60in closet, there is plenty of space to do this but how?

We have a closet that has a single 30in hinged door that we want to open up and install a 60in wide sliding 2 panel door. We have plenty of width and depth to remove the old door and open the wall to ...
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Wavy cuts when cutting closet doors

I have had this happen to me on a few closet doors I am installing. I needed to trim just a quarter inch off and I properly measure and set a straight edge before cutting. When cutting I am perfectly ...
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Door Opening No trim

If I measure a closet door opening, to be 35.5" x 80" and the door opening does not have any trim, what size bi-fold closet door would I need to purchase.
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Closet 3-way switch or toggle

Is there such a thing as a closet door three way. In other words, I have two large closet doors that close one to the right and one to the left. I have power inside the closet and would like to turn ...
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Fire blocking basement, regarding unfinished closet

Currently framing a completely unfinished basement, I would like to leave the closets unfinished, for space primarily and to have access to ceiling above. I have 3 closets, one leading to under the ...
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How do I remove a sliding door track that is fasten to the wood somehow?

I am trying to do a minor alteration to my sliding closet door of a newly purchased condo. For whatever reason the track of the door has a placement that is recessed from the lip of the door and is ...
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How to provide power to laptop in unused ceiling access panel?

In my closet there is an access panel which formerly was used to access the attic. There is a new access hole in the hallway with steps. The old access is covered up from the top with the attic floor....
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What is this closet made out of and how to mount to the walls?

I moved into a building that was originally constructed in 1890 in New England, and this is my first time dealing with walls which are not recent construction with sheetrock over studs. The bedroom ...
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Remodeling Floors and Closets

On my list of home improvements I want to get done soon, I'm replacing my carpets with hardwood floors and also remodeling my closets. Does the order in which I do these home improvements matter? Will ...
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Vent AV closet into attic

I have a small closet (4x6) that I use to house my AV equipment (receiver/consoles/etc). This works great, but as the closet is in an upstairs room it gets quite warm in the summer. I would like to ...
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Newly Installed Bifold Doors Difficult To Initiate Closure When Fully Opened

I have recently changed out my 36 year old solid wood louvered bifold closet doors with new hollow, molded composite doors. These doors, when opened fully, tend to stick when using the knobs to ...
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Shaky, noisy and hard to open bi-fold doors

I have multiple closets with bi-fold doors and they all have the same issue: shaky, noisy and hard to open. It looks like the doors were installed using cheap sliding hardware. The doors are so shaky ...
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How to fix rough opening of closet door

I'm redoing our master bedroom closet and the original doors were 1970 type sliding doors. The rough opening is 65.5". All the bedrooms already had a face-lift with wheat oak bi-fold doors and I would ...
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How can I locate a mysterious leak in a 3 story rental unit?

I have a 3 story rental unit with 4 apartments. The apartment on the middle floor reported that the closet wall was wet. When I checked it the wall had mold and a moist/wet feel to it. The ceiling and ...
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An extra long closet and the rod, mounted in concrete, keeps falling off.

I have an extra long closet and the rod keeps falling off. It is in concrete and the anchors keep coming out. I guess I could put a pole up in the middle to brace it, buy any other ideas???
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How can I wire two closets from one power source?

We have two closets side by side. Ran black/white/green wires from power source to closet 1 light, then closet 1 switch, then to the closet 2 light, then closet 2 switch. Whoops. Obviously now the ...
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Supporting sliding ladder rail from sides of small closet?

I'd like to build a rolling ladder for my tall office closet using a kit. However, the shelving is metal ClosetMaid/Elfa-style and can't support a rod for the ladder to slide along. My thought is ...
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Sliding door replacements for “non standard” sizes

I have a 1962 home with a 72 inch wide x 80 inch tall closet doors as shown in the pics. I am not sure if the sizes are standard. These doors are worn out and I was looking for replacements in IKEA ...
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Are four brackets adequate for an 8-foot wire laundry shelf?

I am purchasing wire shelving for an 8 foot wide concrete wall laundry. I will hang two 8 foot by 16 inches. Are 4 vertical wall brackets enough to support it? I understand I should space them every ...
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How do I change/paint the color of a closet door floor guide

I can only buy this from the store. I have made two pairs of Shoji doors, the frame is black, the screen is made of rice paper. I need the guides shown below to be black. Any idea what I need to do to ...