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What do I need to seal interior door?

This sounds trivial but doesn’t seem to. In Europe, even interior doors are properly sealed but not so in the US. This is problematic for my rooms that go to unconditioned rooms (like basement or ...
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Building door with one piece of wooden panel [closed]

Hi I am wondering if I can use single piece of wooden panel to make an exterior door. I looked for entry door to buy it but couldn't find the design of our choice and they are very expensive which is ...
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Should I fill in the foundation when removing an exterior doorway?

My old, detached garage has a poorly-built addition. It has three pedestrian doors (in addition to the garage door. One door is sealed shut. Another is never used, and I decided to remove it, because ...
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Embedded door hinges - how to remove

Has anyone seen this type of door hinge that's semi-embedded into the door frame? I'm in process of switching these hinges out for more modern ones, but not sure how I can remove this. I can't tell if ...
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Do I need flashing above the exterior door?

I will be replacing my exterior door and didn’t know if I should be putting in Z flashing above the door frame or not? It is wood siding so not sure how it should be done if so.
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How can I fix gap where patio separated from interior wall?

I found this gap between patio door frame and wall/floor in our newly purchased home. How can I repair this gap?
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How should I install door hardware where there's no mortise?

I installed prehung exterior doors today and I realized there was no pre-mortised latch for the door knob. Not sure if I'm supposed to chisel out the strike side given there's this white air-seal band ...
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Entry Door Casing for Uneven Brick

The brick walls on my entry door are extremely out of plumb, so it doesn't fit very nicely inside the brick. I'm looking for some ideas on how to finish the casing. The only thing I can think of is to ...
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Door to garage is 1.5in above the floor, and that space is unfinished wood. Wondering what I should put in there

So we moved into a house and the old owners put in a garage door themselves. There was a kind of a sils on it that was beaten up so we want to get something to make it look fairly normal. I was ...
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Door size for 32-7/8" door frame

Looking to install a cheap slab door in this door frame, which measures 32"7/8 at it's widest point: I was going to get a hollow 32" slab door, but I'm worried that there will be a ...
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Fix rotten bottom of doorframe

Is there a good way to fix the bottom portion of a doorframe which has rotted, without hopefully replacing the entire doorframe?
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How do I fix a metal storm door that is too low on its hinges?

We have an aluminum glass door outside of our front door that won't close or open without serious force. It looks like it needs to be lifted on the hinges, as pictured. There is a gap at the top of ...
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How can I support a flexing exterior threshold?

I've installed a new patio door which has wider threshold and now it bends a little when I step on it since it has no support underneath. Any ideas hot to cover that area and add support so it looks ...
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Bathroom door sticking

Having the problem with my bathroom door downstairs sticking towards the bottom Thought I’d remove the bottom door hinge that’s screwed onto the door frame. As you can see from the picture, there is ...
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Replacing the Door? [closed]

I'm looking to replace a door with unconventional dimensions, approximately 45 x 80 in rough opening, leading to a covered and screened patio. The primary issue prompting the replacement is ...
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How should I fit casing to a door with sidelights having differing head heights?

I have a front door with tall skinny windows on its sides. I want to case it all in as a single unit (door + 2 windows). I’m struggling to understand what the best way is to piece them all together. ...
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Door jamb framing is out of plumb

I'm remodeling our family room and will need to put flooring down. The front doorway needs to be reframed so the door sits above the floor. The current jamb is a mess likely due to our old house's ...
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Why would my door frame have inconsistent widths from top to bottom?

I have a closet door frame that is off - specifically it is not the same width all the way across at different heights. I’d like to know what might be causing it, everything from benign to concerning. ...
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Removing splinters from door trim without removing trim

My storm door was slightly open, and a very strong gust of wind grabbed it and slammed it open hard enough to break the chain, break the closer, and break the trim where the closer bracket was mounted....
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Fire door from indoors (the house) to garage does not fit the jamb properly. Sometimes it's very difficult to close the door as it hits the threshold

This old fire door and frame does not fit properly. The metal door sometimes hits the threshold at the bottom and will not close. I have to put shims under the threshold outside to lower the inside of ...
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How to fix damaged door frame

[Heavy winds caught my storm door and tore the bottom arm out of the wall, taking a chunk of the board attached to it. It appears to be an easy fix by just replacing the board that is damaged, but I ...
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Do I need a new door? Screen door? Just frame?

Do I need new door frame too? (Wood rot) Any help appreciated !! We are hoping to move in next year or so and this house has given us so many issues. Now we found what I guessed to be dry rot under ...
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Best way to hog out material for a doorway jamb switch’s electrical box?

I keep splitting the thin wood of the jamb itself when trying to use a chisel because when the needed hole size is correctly cut, the remaining amount of material is like razor thin (<1/4”). I have ...
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Is this transom window installation done properly? [closed]

He was to install double pre-hung doors to convert our den area into a room, but then realized the glass he had ordered for the transom was too tall. He cut vertically into the wall (there's a wooden ...
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How to fix gap between floor and doorsill?

(Disclaimer: I'm a DIY noob, sorry if this is a dumb question). I have a rather large gap (~0.5 inches) between the floor and my front door's sill. It's really cold and apart from being an eyesore, I ...
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Long Door Strike Plates [closed]

I'm currently exploring options for door strike plates and have noticed that the ones available at Home Depot and Amazon tend to be rather short and small. Recently, I came across a YouTube video ...
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How can I fix damaged interlocking weatherstripping?

Our front door has interlocking metal weatherstripping. It looks to me like it was bent on the bottom, seemingly because a bottom weather strip was installed in a way to bend the metal rim when the ...
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Sliding closet door channel screws not holding [closed]

How do I get the slider door channel screws to hold? They keep spinning no matter how much I screw them in. It is a metal frame wardrobe slider door that has a metal channel on the top.
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French Door Draft Issue - Top Corner Not Touching Astragal

I recently moved into a new home with French doors, and I'm facing an issue with the front door. When the door is latched, the top corner on the strike side doesn't make contact with the astragal, ...
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Header for exterior door in a brick wall

Hello internet friends, I’m working on replacing an exterior door for my 1940’s walk-out basement in NC. The basement walls are brick, with wood frame built on top. The existing door was framed in ...
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How many jack studs do I need from each side for 6.5 feet patio door header?

I'm installing a bigger patio door. Currently I have 3 jack studs from each side. To fit the door, I need to remove 1 of jack studs from each side. I think that according to a code I need 2. So I ...
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How to Address/Fix Gap Between Door Leaf and Jamb?

My exterior door (36"wide, 96" tall, made of metal and engineered materials, wood jamb/sides) has developed a very noticeable gap to the outside world. This is not a weatherstrip issue, ...
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Fix sag affecting upstairs doorway

Looking at the door, the downward side of the slope is towards the middle of the house. The joists in the ceiling (at least in the basement) run perpendicular. So the direction of sag is left/right ...
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Seeking Direction to Address Draftiness in a 1964 2-Pane Sliding Patio Door: Repair, Replace, or Insulate? [closed]

I am looking for a direction on the best course of action to pursue for my 2-pane sliding patio door that feels drafty during winter weather. The door is likely original to the house built in 1964 in ...
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Why does my exterior door make a loud sound after I lock it?

I have a wooden back door with 9 glass panes and a wooden frame surrounded by brick inside and outside. Sometimes we have to push on it to get it to click all the way shut, if you know what I mean… ...
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Can I attach an awning to a load bearing door header and frame?

I have a patio door with a load bearing header and frame that opens out to a deck. The only cover on top of the door is the roof overhang with a gutter running along it. The door is in an exterior ...
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How do I replace this non-standard T-strike plate in a metal jamb? [closed]

I have several doors with metal jambs with a stamped indentation and pre-drilled holes for a T-shaped strike plate. Some strike plates are missing and the remaining plates fit without extra space ...
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How do I fix condensation on aluminium step of the front door?

My door frame seems to be insulated well inside all around except door step that is aluminium. That aluminium piece seems lacking the thermal break, and now with cooler temperatures it accumulates ...
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Door strike plate with moving part - what is it for?

My friend has an exterior door with this strike plate on its frame. Does anyone know what this type of plate is called, and what purpose it has? The inner part is hinged in a way that allows it to ...
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Hanging a thinner interior door on original frame

We live in a 1950's house and are replacing the internal doors. We've bought new doors of the same height and width as the originals, however they don't seem to be made as thick as they used to be. ...
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How do I Trim between 2 doors that are close together?

I need to install jamb on the strike opening of my second pocket door and trim out both. I'm stuck because it looks a bit stupid to me, the doors are to close to each other to trim each out normally ...
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How to fix big door jamb gap

A contractor built a shed in my backyard, but the door frame is a bit off. It is too wide for the bolt to make it into the strike plate, or even to contact the weather stripping and keep wind/rain out....
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How do I install an interior pre-hung door?

I have installed several pre-hung exterior doors using the following process: Tip door into opening Remove 1 screw from each hinge Shim hinge side of jamb until it's plumb & flat Drive a long ...
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How do I re-align this patio door?

I've got a patio door was installed 20 years ago, and in that time the house has settled strangely and the door is no longer situated correctly in its frame. The right-hand side is fixed, left-hand ...
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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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Is this asbestos? How to handle this? [closed]

My grandmoom had a family member replace doors in her home and when he took parts of wall down (and left it like this) a bunch of dust and debris got all over the rugs and furniture. Her house is old ...
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What's the right material (kind of caulk?) to seal where a Bilco doorframe touches my house?

My house has a fairly standard bulkhead with a Bilco door for entering the basement. Recently a leak has developed and water drips in where the metal frame touches the house. There's some old decaying ...
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How can I fix an uneven door threshold?

Is there any way to fix my door threshold? The builder quality is very low and they have ruined this house. I own it so I have to get it fixed because this looks so ugly. My project manager said they ...
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How to plaster over door frame?

I'm left with this old door frame (door has been removed) that is not flush with the existing wall. The way I see it, I have two options: Plaster over the timber and bring it out a few mm so that it'...
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Doorways without molding: intentional design or molding removed?

All doorways in my home lack moulding. There appears to be quarter round that is flush with the walls, which I don't love. Is this a style? Or has the moulding been removed for painting and not ...
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