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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 ...
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Transition between casing and baseboard?

Transition between casing and baseboard. How to do a nice transition. Just use blocks? The upper side will be mittered.
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Widening a closet opening, what type of header to frame?

I have a standard 30 inch closet door. I want to expand the opening to 48 inches (to install double bifold doors) I am 98% certain this wall (which is on second floor) is not load bearing: There is ...
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How to fill 4" width gap between the walls and alcove bathtub door

I'm trying to install a full width alcove bathtub sliding glass door. Problem is the width of pre-built tub doors, especially those at budget price level such as this one, seemed to be standardized ...
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New door knob strike screw holes don't line up with old ones

I purchased some new door knobs for inside my house to replace my dated looking ones. The previous screw holes for my strike don't quite line up with the new ones. Is it OK to try and screw in or will ...
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Adjusting a sliding patio door: does the door have to rest equally on both rollers?

I have a strange problem. Both jambs are plumb, the sill is level but the sliding door does not close properly if I do not raise one of the rollers almost to the maximum. Funny thing is that this ...
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What’s is the consequence of trimming too much of a wood door?

I’d like to have all matching doors downstairs in our house (link), but one of our door frames is shorter than all the others. The doors say the maximum you can trim off any given side is 5 mm, but I ...
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Wood glue versus epoxy for doweling stripped screw holes

I've come across two schools of thought for gluing dowels in place. PVA wood glue, such as Titebond. Two-part epoxy, such as Araldite. Bearing in mind long-term stability, which is preferable for ...
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Replace rotted wooden sill of the door?

I think this wooden piece is called sill but not sure, (as seen in the picture below, in red box) I am think of replacing it with a new one, the question is, is it standardized? I measured it and the ...
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Had an exterior front door installed

The gap between the latch area and striker is too wide. Makes it easy to shim the latch if someone wanted to. Any ideas how to fix this issue?
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Wood glue to reinforce screw holes in an oak frame?

This is for load-bearing bronze screws in an oak frame, carrying a heavy oak door. Four of the screws were removed momentarily for maintenance work. Two of the screw holes may have been stripped ...
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Is it necessary to replace a jamb when replacing a door?

I have a standard 36" steel exterior door that rusted through along the bottom . It was new construction 23 years ago. The jamb looks good ; can I just put in the door only ? The brick -mold on one ...
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Stucco alternative for a small section of a wall?

I'm trying to remove this exterior door, and replace it with a window: The plan is to remove the door and frame, make top and bottom places from 2x3s, run 2x3s beams every 12" and make an opening for ...
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Adding a spacer block between king stud and switch box

I'm framing a small wall to create some closet space. If I mount the light switch box directly to the king stud of the doorway, the door trim will interfere with the switch plate, so I wanted to bump ...
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How do I seal the bottom of this door to be waterproof?

I'm going to be replacing this front door with a new prehung exterior steel frame door (pic available upon request). This door leads to a concrete porch and water tends to flow towards the door. The ...
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How do I remove the stationary panel of a swinging patio door for painting?

I'm working on painting some exterior doors. I'd like to remove them to properly prep and paint. The door on the left is not a problem, I'll simply take it off the hinges. However, the door on the ...
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Replacing an oddly sized French Patio Door

Purchased a new home and working through the litany of issues with the place. Nothing undisclosed but just a royal pain in the ass. I have a leaky exterior door that needs to be replaced. It is a ...
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installing prehung doors ez-hang kits

I'm going to be replacing many hollow core interior doors with solid core doors and I want to replace the jambs with VGDF (vertical grain doug fir) to match the doors, so I'm going with pre-hung doors ...
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Best way to attach a wooden frame to the pole?

Same pole on each side. Wanting to put 2 doors, each 8ft h x 5ft w, leading to carport need to control dust, I have the door construction idea based on how I am able to make a frame. Thinking drill ...
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Help repairing Door frame/trim repair due to pet damage

I need some help fixing my front door. door frame damage How can i fix this damage to the door? Obviously the weather strip is easy but the actual wood is scratched up, deeper in some areas than ...
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door not sitting flush with weatherstripping

I've got an exterior door that isn't tight to the weather stripping on the latch side. The door is level and plumb. The door has a deadbolt and separate knob lock. If I bring the knob strike plate ...
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Replacing Door Header After Pocket Door Removal

I'm in the middle of opening up a doorway where a pocket door once lived. This is in the first floor of a single story home in a wall that runs along the I-beam (which is below this floor in the ...
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seal gap between door and frame

i'm trying to prevent rats from getting into an outdoor shed. i've thoroughly checked the whole interior, and the only opening is from the front door (see the right door in the picture. ignore the ...
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Can an entry door unit with sidelight be disassembled and reversed?

My front door has this configuration: I'd like to swap the door with the side panel to obtain this configuration (without flipping anything): Would that be feasible? By feasible, I mean simple ...
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How do I repair a door frame?

How do I repair this type of Door Frame? Also, what size screws do you buy for a standard door frame?
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How to remove this door knob and plate with no obvious screws

So I've been trying to take out a sticky door knob to give it some grease and tigthen up the loose jiggles, but I can't figure out how to remove the full knob. I removed the end bit and don't know ...
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Door Jamb Rotted Where Latch Goes

I just installed a lock in my door and when attempting to install the latch I found that the wood was splintering and not stable, so I cut it out. My problem is similar to this one. What can be ...
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Weather sealing door in apartment

I've got two 1-3/8" thick doors that lead into a small room that contains the water heater/central heater for my apartment. This small room also has vents that open to the outside, so the room gets ...
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How to properly frame/finish “trimless” interior doors?

I decided to try a couple of "trimless" interior doors in my add-on room, like this pic. No trim, no cut, line etc. Just smooth drywall up to the actual door opening. It turned out pretty ...
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Missing a strike plate in a metal/steel frame

I live in a house that was built in the 1950s. The door frame was made of metal/steel. Since I noticed that the strike plate is missing, I'd like to install a new plate. My question is -- what kind of ...
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Door Replacement: Pre-Hung doors vs Slab doors

A building needs to have its doors replaced: when does it make sense to replace with a slab and when does it make sense to replace with a pre-hung door? The doors need to be replaced because they are ...
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What's the widest two-by size for a door frame I can use without warping becoming an issue?

In order to be able to connect the outside (brick/masonry) and inside (lumber framing) structural elements, I need to use 2x10, anything shallower won't do. However, I'm reluctant to use lumber that ...
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Header question for newly created exterior basement door

I have an 1888 Victorian. I have hired a contractor to create an egress exterior door going into my basement. Originally the door to access the basement was on ground level but we needed to dig down ...