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Moving the opening into my kitchen, with plaster and expanding metal lath

I would like to move the entryway into my kitchen over about 10 inches. The wall is plaster with metal lath and metal studs. No wood at all. I am wondering how to frame the new entryway. What ...
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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 a hole in the center of door jamb?

Is this something that I can put wood filler or expanding foam in, or should I replace the whole thing?
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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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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Previous owner decided to recess the hinge plate below the previous (larger) hinge plate. While the door closes, you have to pull it closes otherwise it will "spring" back open. The door ...
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How to repair a bulged exterior door threshold?

A newly installed door has become very sticky at the bottom. Inspection shows the bottom portion of frame is bulging up. My guess is that the wood used to prop up the door threshold has swollen due to ...
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How to construct a door header without enough height?

Is it possible to construct an exterior door header over a 6' opening without enough space for a 10" header? One of the previous home owners installed this addition over an existing patio. ...
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How to adjust strike that’s too small for metal jam?

I am installing new Schlage lock set. Problem is the included Schlage strike is much smaller/shorter than the drilled out rectangle space in the metal door jam. Only one screw hole matches other hole ...
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How to frame bypass doors with metal studs?

I am using metal studs (25ga steel) in my basement for a room. This room will have a closet with two sets of bypass sliding doors. The doors are 30" wide (and fairly heavy) and with a 1" ...
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How can I install craftsman-style door casing where it interferes with hinges?

I'm planning on updating the casing (ranch style currently) on several door frames in my house to a craftsman style and I'm not sure how the trim will fit near the hinges. Right now the reveal (R in ...
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Leaking Door Newly Installed By Pro

We just got a new door installed by a professional and there seems to be a bunch of leaks in the door. I am not sure if this is normal or not on a new door install and if they are easy to fix myself ...
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Is a backing stud on the lock side of a door against an intersecting wall necessary?

I'm looking at adding a hollow-core door across a finished hallway. On one side of the hall, there's already a stud inside the wall where I intend to install the door. This would be the hinge side of ...
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What is this mechanism on my door jamb called?

What is this mechanism on my door jamb called? It’s screwed to the door frame where a striker plate would be, and acts like one, except the black plastic part retracts instead of the striker on the ...
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How to improve the insulation seal on French Doors to stop drafts?

I have a few french that go to the outside in my house. They look like below, the right door swings out while the left door typically remains closed. In the above photo, the area circled in red is ...
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How can I repair a 1/2" hole partially into one of the king studs of my bathroom door frame?

I was trying to mount a shelf above the door in my bathroom. I used a stud finder before starting but apparently wasn't able to locate any studs and decided that I could use a toggle bolt I had on ...
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Can I square off a uPVC door sill which is inside a conservatory?

I have a uPVC door between a dining room and a conservatory. On the conservatory side there is the uPVC sill, this sill is inside the conservatory and the existing tiles match up to the edge of the ...
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Door lining proud of new plaster, what are my options for fitting architrave? (another coat?)

I've built a new wall with a door in it, ensuring the door lining protruded a few mm beyond the plasterboard so I could skim over the plasterboard with Thistle Multifinish plaster up to the level of ...
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Appropriate slack for door jambs

Generally speaking, what's an appropriate gap to leave between the door jamb and the stud? In my particular situation, neither wall is plumb. On the left, I adjusted for it with some padding that you ...
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How to fill a big cavity on a wooden door frame?

Due to an impact against it, the door lock casing in the wood frame has been uprooted. I managed to fix it back the metal part and some wooden pieces, but there still is a quite huge cavity with un-...
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Door, space separator options with limited frame space?

I want to separate a big room into a working room and open kitchen space. The problem in separating the space is to find proper door -- the problem is that it is very hard to get a door frame to a ...
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install a door on stairs

I'd like to install a door at the stairs in the basement: I will most likely buy a pre-hung door that comes with a door frame. The wall construction is drywall, the left and right edges have 2"...
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Should I sand my frame or buy a custom storm door for an opening that's 1/8" too short?

I'd like a full view storm door in front of my front door. The left side of the opening is 80" and the right seems to be about 79 7/8". The frame is some kind of wood. I'm a complete novice, ...
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How wide should the framed opening be to accommodate double shed doors?

I'm building a shed/barn with a 6ft doorway for two 3ft doors. If I assume the doors will be exactly 3 ft each, do I need to add extra space in the framed opening to allow them to swing easily, and ...
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Is there such a thing as hardwired/powered keyless door locks?

I've seen an explosion on the market of keyless door locks, keyless dead bolts, and so on. Schlage sells a bunch. From the looks of it, most of them are powered either by a 9V battery or some number ...
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What should I use to fill big gap around door frame?

A door was replaced (due to break in). The contractor insisted to go to a bigger size door. So we went from 32 to 36 inch (which is more widely available). Now I see a gap of near 1 inch between door ...
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front door threshold replacement

My front door is a bit sticky. Probably caused by aging door step, water damage, and foundation repair. What do you recommend? (1) sand down the existing threshold. What do I use to seal the old ...
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How can I repair a rotted door threshold?

Recently the wood transition strip at the door from my garage to the backyard came loose. When I pulled the transition strip it appears the underlying wood is rotted, how would I go about repairing ...
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Sill Pan for Exterior Door - Importance VS. Requirement

I am installing a new secondary entrance door and deciding whether to use a plastic sill pan from HD or Lowes. Neither store, nor any lumber yards around me, carry these in stock. That leads me to ...
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Rough opening..overthinking?

In the middle of framing my basement, I realized I made a rough opening for a bathroom door approximately 4" too big. I glued m & screwed in another 2x4 to each jack stud to get the opening where ...
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Suggestion for fixing leaky exterior door handle

We have a newer door and handle (fiberglass door and Schlage handle and lock) that I caught leaking during the storms last weekend. The door and handle are less than 2 years old so shouldn't need ...
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Storm Door Installation

I am looking at installing a 36x80 Andersen 3000 storm door. When I started looking at my current front door, it looks like there is an extra trim piece overtop of the actual door frame. Because of ...
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Back door suddenly won't close

I have an old wooden back door that leads to my garden. It has a mortice key lock on the handle, a sliding bolt about half a meter above it, and in-between these a latch lock that opens and closes ...
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Attaching a 2 x 4 to a door frame

I am trying to find a way to add a pullup bar to my home gym. Ordinarily the pullup bar contraption goes over and through the door frame, but the door frames we have go all the way up to the ceiling ...
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Door jamb wider than framed entry

I'm trying to figure out the best approach for this issue I ran into. So I have a door jamb that sits at 79.5" wide and the actual frame is at 79.25" wide. I have 3 options: trim either the hinge ...
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How can I fill and flatten unneeded hinge mortices for painting?

I have removed a bathroom door and installed a sliding barn door on the other side of the wall. The door frame in the bathroom now has the open sores of where the three hinges came off. The house ...
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Filling in these gaps in door frame

One of my doors has these gaps on the bottom and side panels. Is there a way I can fix/fill them somehow? Adding more photos below:
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how to properly hang door when wall is far out of plumb?

I have a new solid-wood interior door that I want to hang. I removed the previous jamb, as it was not well installed. The rough opening is reasonably plumb when looking through the doorway (some ...