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How should I go about repairing this door casing?

It's the door of the bathroom in the basement, which hasn't been used for at least one year. The relative humidity is 50%. I'm not sure how the rot happened, since it was before I moved in. The rotted ...
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Where could the mold, forming in the corner of the garage, be coming from

I noticed the following mold in a corner of my garage. Where is it coming from, air flowing around the door or hinge? Could the garage door (right), contribute to this? How does one stop this from ...
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Should I be disappointed about this quality of craftsmanship in new front door? [closed]

I recently had a new front door and doorframe constructed an installed in my Victorian terraced house. The old frame and door were ripped out, and a new frame and door installed. On inspection, I ...
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In-Swing vs Out-Swing doors

I am planning to replace 2 sets of french doors soon, and so I'm considering my options for what I'm going to purchase. Both sets of doors are currently in-swing, but I would much prefer them to be ...
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Door frame rotting on top edge

I have an exterior door (~7 y/old) and the top frame is rotting. The door is on the SE side of house and gets almost no rain (weather comes from west normally). There is no screen door. The door is on ...
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Reforming a door to a window

Back door has lead light that matches the house in the top part of door. I want to cut the bottom of the door off and still use the top part as an opening window. The window will work just like ...
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Is this frame ready to put a door on?

I've built a timber inner skeleton to a building and made a frame for a door. Which matches the dimensions of the opening in the internal wall. See photo here: The door measurements are 94cm x 204cm ...
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Having to constantly replace sliding door wheels

We have a sliding door with a aluminum sliding frame. The wheel assembly that is installed has caster wheels on them. There are 2 assemblies on either side of the door. The door itself is heavy door ...
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Best Screw Option for Door Hinges without wood framing behind

We have this metal door to our garage with a metal door frame. Unfortunately the 2x4s around the metal frame don't provide coverage to screw in the door hinges into the wood. This has been a problem ...
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Leak on the aluminum sliding door frame

I have a leak on my aluminum sliding door. The water leaks on the top between the aluminum track and the wood frame. This only happens when the direction of the rain towards the door and there is a ...
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Sliding screen door options without kit

I’m trying to determine a good option for a sliding screen door for a patio French door. So far what I’ve seen are mostly kit options, but they’re pricey and I can’t quite tell if they’d work for our ...
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How to fix loose uPVC door sill?

Outside our front door we have a "sill". Both the door and sill are uPVC. The sill is loose (has been since we moved in) - I have no idea how it was ever held into place, if it ever was - it ...
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Should this exterior door threshold be caulked here?

I had a question on this caulking done on the outer part of the exterior door threshold. I have marked with the white arrow what looks like where the extension connects (seems to create a large gap ...
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How do I plumb a door that has spring-hinges?

I moved into a new home recently, and the front door is out of plumb, causing it to rub on the frame. I found this tutorial on adjusting hinges to plumb a door. Tip #1 is to tighten the screws - ...
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Looking for door ideas for a condo bedroom - tricky wall set up

I will be moving into a condo soon and I know to make sure everything I am doing as far as renovating, is up to code with the HOA. However, I wanted to ask the internet for ideas/pointers since this ...
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Where to put front facing shed door hinges

I am almost done my shed except I need to hang my double barn doors. The hinges on most sheds are screwed from the outside so the hinge is completely on the exterior and sitting on the trim. I have a ...
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How to fix curtain rod to split door casing

I need at least a temporary solution to get this curtain rod fixed back to my basement door trim. Going to be redoing all this here as soon as I find a contractor, but I need an immediate solution if ...
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Where to sit a door in a doorway through concrete wall?

Trying to think of the best place to sit a door in this renovation. As you can see its a concrete wall with a lintel and airbricks as well. I will be building an internal CLS timberframe studwall (...
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Dog ate/scratch edge of door, what can fix this? [duplicate]

My dog scratched/ate the edge of the door. Ive searched up a couple of things, and they've said I'd need some wood fillings. I'll try and upload an image. Its 8cm by 4cm area. Max depth is around 2-...
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Can a 726mm (28.6in) door fit into a 750mm (29.5in) frame?

I’d like to replace this concertina “door” that separates my bungalow’s porch from the rest of the house with a real internal door. The reason is to reduce drafts and so I can a fit a cat flap in this ...
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How do I take the slack out of a door closer chain?

There is a cylinder with a spring inside. Presumably when the spring is compressed it will pull the external chain attached to it to be taught, I.e. not slack. But I can't keep the spring compressed ...
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Fitting an internal door lining into the void

I live in a Victorian era flat in London. We have had one of the downstairs rooms completely damp-proofed and re-plastered and in the course of decorating today I noticed that the bottom of one of the ...
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Exterior door trim, where jamb and sheathing are not plumb

I am building an 8x10 cottage/shed in my backyard. I have very little prior construction experience. I've been planning well but executing poorly, so nothing is perfectly square. I am at the exterior ...
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Door Not Closing All The Way

I replaced the hinges on a interior (bedroom) door, and now the door will not close all the way. When I removed the old hinges/screws nothing jumped out at me that was unusual. No exceptionally long ...
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Door strike opening on hollow metal door frame is tool small for new strike. Is there any way to fix it?

I have hollow metal door frames and decided to paint the doors and get new door handles but the new strike is too small for the opening and so are the screws. What can I do? I don’t have the old ...
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Tips for closing a gap between outside door and floor

The door to my new apartment has a large gap that allows cold air to flow in What is the best, simplest and most effective way to plug this gap?
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Where to add door for basement office at bottom of stairs with space constraints?

I'm working on refinishing my basement and I want to turn one of the downstairs rooms into an office. I need to add a door to close off the room which happens to be entered from the bottom of the ...
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where can I buy this door strike plate (Germany or online)? [closed]

In an apartment in Germany, I want to replace several gold-coloured strike plates with silver/steel-coloured ones. (Currently five are gold, two are silver and all door handles are silver.) The ...
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Door weatherstripping gap after new door install

TLDR - Installed a new door but old door was non-standard size by about 1/4, about 80 by 36 1/4. Added 1/4 strip to hinge jamb but now there is a gap with the weather stripping and serious draft issue ...
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Internal doors not closing completely

I have a pair of internal doors that have somehow been installed incorrectly. The doors are too tight against the stops and this prevents them from closing all the way. The options I see to fix this ...
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Why is my door on top of bricks?

I have a door leading from my basement, (finished, livable, but still rough compared to the rest of the house) to the drive-under garage. This door isn't to code in the slightest: it's an interior ...
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is there a way to prevent my pocket door from rubbing where the door handle goes?

I was attempting to reuse a door when I installed my pocket door for my bathroom. As I installed the handle, I noticed the door is rubbing in the middle of the jamb. Where my guides are at the bottom, ...
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Sliding screen door rollers won't run into top track

I am replacing my sliding screen door. Old door used this roller assembly and with correct adjustment both top and bottom rollers fitted into it's tracks and door opened and closed smoothly. New door ...
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Interior doors no longer fit flush with frames when closing

I've had some hooks over the top of my bathroom, bedroom, and office doors for the past few months. I remember the doors fit fairly snugly to the frame when I closed them around the time I moved in (a ...
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How to fill in the gap between a door and a metal door frame

There is a small gap in between my apartment's front door and the door frame. I was told by an exterminator that small roaches may be able to fit through the gap to get inside, and it seems that may ...
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How should I fix this door jamb?

The bottom of my kitchen door has rotted. How do I fix it?
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Cutting doorway into load bearing wall above empty room

I opened up a load bearing wall in the 2nd floor to add a doorway and found strange framing and studs. The wall is right above where the opening for the room is shown in this picture where the ceiling ...
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How to join ceiling, raised door frame

I just raised a door frame, by removing the drywall over the door opening. On each side, I found studs that are just the right distance in. I'll be able to patch that just well. (Beginner, it will be ...
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What type of weatherstripping has two mating metal strips?

We have a door on one of our entry ways that has this sort of aluminum weather stripping. One part attaches to the door, the other to the frame, and then they sort of fit together in an interlocking ...
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Pull-up bar above double door's wall, safety

Question Is it safe to use a wall mounted pull-up bar above a double wide door? The image below shows the door in question. Notes Above the door, there are 3 cripple studs above the door, as indicated ...
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How to remove old expandable foam weatherseal

How does one remove old expandable foam weatherseal from a wooden doorframe? I’ve bought some new stuff, but I don’t know how to go about removing the old from the doorframe.
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Can I remove prehung door from frame when installing?

I got nice solid core prehung interior door. It seems to have pretty weak frame, though and I see that hinge screws are protruding through it and the door is attached to the frame with nails on ...
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Undercut Metal Door Jambs

I am installing floating floors in a 1970s condo where the door frames are metal. Side jambs are right against the concrete subfloor with no gaps. I tried an oscillating tool with Bosch carbide-...
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Do I need this special strike plate on my laundry room to garage entry? It's creating problems with a new lock

Good day everyone. I recently replaced my existing keyed Schlage lock with a keypad security lock on the door from my mudroom to my garage. The door is metal and the frame/jamb has thick rubber/...
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Replacing a screen door

Recently, our patio screen door has begun to show damage and the screen itself has started to peel off of the damaged frame. We are now looking to replace it. We measured the door as 36 1/2 inches ...
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How to repair bowed sliding door frame?

It’s tough to see from the picture, but the entire top section of frame of the sliding door is bowed downward. I’ve tried adjustments on the door, and it either gets stuck in the middle or falls off ...
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How to repair door frame from animal damage

Previous owners had a cat or some other devil beast. How do I repair this? Pretty sure I should just buy new moulding... but how do I repair the actual frame? Sand-able wood putty or filler? Any ...
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How to repair door jamb damage?

My front storm door didn't latch and was caught in high winds, resulting in the door frame/jamb being pulled and damaged. I'd like to repair it. The piece of the door frame that the storm door was ...
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How do I replace doors that are not standard sizes?

I have 12 doors in my apartment that need to be replaced. All of them are of non-standard sizes. My door frames are typically 6 cm too high for the standard doors available. The widths are all fine. ...
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How easy is it to cut down a timber external door frame for use in a small door?

I have a small, weird side door with a rotten frame that needs replacing. The rough openening is around 680 x 1830mm. The wall is brick. The door opens into a garage with a concrete floor. I was ...
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