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Should I caulk a front door step riser when I replace it?

This section of the house is slab on grade. There is a concrete step just in front of the door. The rotted wood riser fits between the house and the concrete step. I'm going to attempt replacing it. ...
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Fix stripped screws in a doorframe

My kids playroom door got beat up, and we managed to pull the screws out of the jamb. Tips to fix it? I've heard drill out + dowel + redrill, anything else?
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Can French doors (with center mullion) swing in opposite directions?

This might be a very elementary question, but I haven't been able to find any information about it. We are planning to replace a sliding glass door between our dining room and deck with French doors. ...
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How can I recondition aluminum door sills?

I have three prehung doors with built-in aluminum door sills. They are 15-20 years old and starting to look kinda crappy. I've tried cleaning them with household cleaners but it didn't improve the ...
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Is it safe to drill in this sliding door frame?

I would like to make a hole right where the cyan marking is (vertically above the existing screw head which is part of the frame assembly). This is basically a metallic door frame which happens to be ...
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Repair options for rotten doorjamb next to venting sidelight

My house has an exterior wood door with very little protection from rainfall/spatter. This door also has venting sidelights meaning the only support for the jamb supporting the door is its connections ...
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What are these doorstops called?

I've encountered these doorstops in Japan, but I can't figure out what to call them. They are on interior doors. They aren't on the hinges, so they aren't hinge-pin. They are mounted on the door ...
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Can I rehang a door in a metal-clad frame?

I have a metal door frame with wood door, it's actually thin layer of metal over wood on the door frame. I need to rehang the door from opening inward (right to left) to opening outward right to left. ...
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What options are available for gap between interior door frame and wall?

There are is gap (approx 0.1cm to 0.4cm) between the interior door frame and wall as shown below. (on the left side is the wall, middle is the gap, right side if the interior wooden door frame) What ...
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Installing a deadbolt lock on a metal door & metal frame

I live in an apartment where the front door and its frame are both metal and hollow inside. I didn't have trouble installing a deadbolt lock with one of the doors because you could remove the strike ...
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Older style door trim

I am doing renovations on the inside of my really old house, and am looking to update my interior doors. I have the old style door trim and doors (skeleton key door locks), and the really old door ...
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Shorten door frames

All the doors in my house look like this. So I want to remove the metal frame and put a wooden one with the same height that the door I already have. I was thinking to put a piece of drywall and just ...
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How to remove this broken latch and handles?

I am trying to remove this door handle and latch, but I cannot figure out how to. I have removed all the screws, and I think the thing still holding it in place is the lock. The lock appears to have ...
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Pocket door that doesn't require much overhead space [closed]

We are installing a door between a bedroom and a bonus room (which used to be a patio). The opening used to be an exterior doorway in a concrete block house. The opening is 80.5, and we would like to ...
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Prevent water to accumulate in the frame gap

I recently replaced my garden door, and the new one has an outer frame. The problem is that when it rains some water is held in the gap between the door and the frame, resulting in a "shower" when ...
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What are these fasteners on this hinge?

Just moved into a new apartment and one of the doors is mounted with these fasteners I’ve never seen. I’d like to take this door out, but I’m struggling to figure out how to remove these without ...
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Door weatherstripping: is this slot a kerf or something else?

I recently moved to a new place, and the front door is a little drafty in parts. It looks like the previous owner put white EPDM rubber foam tape over a hard but flexible vinyl strip that was inserted ...
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Door jamb and molding too short after replacing carpet with hardwood floor?

I've recently replaced carpet with hardwood floor. The door jamb and molding are now too short. Prior, the carpet was plusher and made the gap in this one door jamb less obvious. Door Jamb Molding ...
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Air comming in from door side

I'll try to be the more specific possible but please consider I usually talk French. I'm not the owner of the place I live, I'm renting it. So something like changing a door is not something I ...
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How do I figure out my door latch and strike plate alignment

I have two interior doors where the latch doesn't catch anymore. I see the contact points and the wear lines on the strike plate but for the life of me I cannot figure out if the misalignment is ...
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How easy is it to expand a door's rough opening?

My handyman said that my door's rough opening is 30x80. The problem is that none of the doors that I want are in this size. How hard is it to expand a door's rough opening to ... say ... 32x80 or ...
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Broken door jamb - What's the easiest way to fix this?

My screen door arm bracket started pulling off of the door jamb. Unfortunately, it was a few days before I noticed, so I've already lost one corner of the bracket (I plan to replace the bracket, ...
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Repairing top of damaged door trim

Hi, some fools did pull ups on my door frame and the top section gave way. It won't budge when I try to push it back up (although I didn't put much force into it) , so I was thinking that perhaps the ...
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Can I remove the drywall in the area below the door to my attached garage?

The door frame in the garage is kind of in need of replacement: Can I simply remove this whole drywall board and replace it with another one? I think those two screws (where the green arrows are) ...
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How to line / fill the ugly gap around my newly hung shed door

I have fitted a new door to my shed and as you can see there is a big gap and it looks a bit ugly. How would you recommend I make this look better? Some sort of external trim? Internal door stop? ...
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How do I stop a door from swinging open without taking out the pins? [closed]

I have a door that swings open. If I open it a crack it will swing open the entire way. I want to be able to leave it at a certain angle and have it stay there. Here is the problem, I cannot take ...
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Doorframe gap - temporary fix?

My SO is a renter and their landlord sent someone over to replace the back door. The removal of the old door and installation of the new one wasn't great - the new door doesn't fit properly, and there ...
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To which side should a bi-fold door open?

I will install a bi-fold door in my house, but the jambs here in Brazil already have rabbets for the door stops made in the jamb. I'm trying to figure out where should the fold goes when the door is ...
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Adding an Interior Door on a Stair Landing

*Update 1/26/2017 Ok, it looks like a traditional door may not work... What about an accordion style door? There are likely studs at both the corner and at the opposite wall on the landing that would ...
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DIY exterior door casing

I have a couple of solid wood door slabs and wanted to install them into a casing that is weatherstrip friendly. Split door jamb casings don't seem to be compatible with this design, so I figured I'd ...
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Door Does Not Close Properly

I have a door in my home to one of the bedrooms, that will not "catch" when you close it. If you lift up on the doorknob then it "catches" and will remain shut. I was curious, if I put a "stronger" ...
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New door binding on frame

I recently remodeled my bathroom and my father-in-law helped me install a new door to the bedroom. At the time it was installed the door would open and shut perfectly. But now that the wall and trim ...
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Bowed Stud at Rough Opening Door Frame

I have a door frame that we had a hard time figuring out due to ceiling bulk heads. The Rough Opening was supposed to be 82x32, however, after drywall we have a Rough Opening of 81 3/4" x 31 1/2". The ...
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euro hinge installation too far

I decided to replace the hinges on my doors recently. Unfortunately, I drilled the holes in the door a bit too far from the edge and when I try to open the door it hits the frame. It seems to me I ...
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How to fill in hinge and door handle mortises?

Replaced an interior hollow core hinge door with a bi-folding one and now need to fill in the mortises in jambs. I've read people recommending all sorts of things and got a bit confused. There's ...
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Gap between door and frame is too large at latch location

As you can see in the photo the gap is the right size towards the top and bottom of the door but widens in the middle and is the widest where the lock is so the bolt barely reaches the strike plate. ...
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Load Bearing Weight Capacity of a 3/4“ x 3/4” Wood Molding?

I'd like to custom install Ikea PAX sliding doors into my existing closets, recessing them into the closet opening. My idea is to create a custom "frame" simulating the Ikea closet frame onto which to ...
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Sliding Door Frame Slightly Bent Towards Center

I recently moved into a new house and have noticed that the sliding door frame slightly bends toward the inside of the house. If you open the door and stand perpendicular to the door in the door ...
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Why does a steel door frame for drywall have a double return/backend

Title pretty much says it all, but here is a picture just in case: I think it has to do with the wall achors but I can't find a definitive answer. Just to clarify: steel frames for masonry walls ...
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What is the most important aspect of plumbing door frame

When installing the rough framing for a door frame, what is the most critical thing to get right? Since lumber is rarely a perfect, uniform, straight piece of wood, there are going to be all sorts of ...
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How accurate does a door rough-in need to be?

Having never installed a pre-hung door before, I am wondering how accurate does the door rough-in need to be? I am planning on installing a 28" bathroom door, which has a 30" rough in. After framing ...
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Product & technique recommendation to trim this door

So I had a new retaining wall built for the walkout from my basement, and there is a small gap (about an inch) between between the door frame and the wall. Currently it is filled with spray foam that'...
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How can I fix my door frame

So yesterday I accidentally locked my bathroom door so I had to kick in the door and now a piece of my door frame came off (the door still closes and is fully functional ) I wanted to know how I can ...
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How can I remove permanent marker from a screen-door's frame?

Someone has been kind enough to furnish the frame on my screen door with a sharpie. Is there a way to remove the writing without having to repaint the whole frame?
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How to block airflow under an interior door over carpet

I have an air conditioned bedroom. I'd like to prevent heat from entering thru the door. I got door seals for the sides the top of the door, but I can't figure out a good solution for the bottom of ...
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New door jamb is smaller than the one it replaced. Can I use it?

I've installed the new jamb, however the new jamb appears to bow a bit, and goes in quite a bit at the bottom. I haven't screwed it down yet, or shimmed it, I wanted a second set of eyes (and 3rd, 4th,...
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Exterior door jamb construction

I've an entryway with a 9 inch jamb. I'm planning on buying a slab door and building a custom jamb. Few questions : What kind of wood is the best for exterior door jambs ? How do I extend the ...
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Hanging a new shed door on a frame that is not level

I have moved into a house that has an old shed without a door. I have just bought a tongue and groove, braced and ledged door and primed and painted it. I'm looking to install it. I have 3 issues: ...
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Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?

OK I had a hard time thinking of a good title but here's the gist of the problem/concern I have which I can't find an answer to anywhere online. Please note that this is a very specific but common ...
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Why do we screw doors into the doorframe rather than the studs?

I just finished fixing my door to my garage, which would not latch because the door had sagged. The final remedy was to drill the holes in the hinges deeper and put 2" long screws into the frame to ...