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Movable barriers at the entrance of buildings, rooms, cupboards, etc. which can be used to allow or deny access to the space beyond. Typically attached to surrounding structure using hinges, sliders, swivels, etc.

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What type of replacement door?

Our home is on a slab foundation, our furnace and hot water tank are in a closet. Currently we have vented steel bi-folding doors, I'm looking to replace the doors. Do they need to be steel and vented?...
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Garage door not shutting securely

Disconnected my automatic garage door as opener would not work - now the door does not lock into the slam latches why?
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Which router bit should I use to recess a door hinge using a template

I've just made my 1st template and used it to rout out a set of hinges . I was very surprised to learn that the usual approach was to use a guide bush and a straight 2 fluted bit. This involved ...
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what's the easiest way to fix this door?

This is just a basic North American door, hollow core. It got damaged and I'd like to fix it so I don't get dinged on the rental deposit. What I was planning to do was: measure door take a color ...
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What is the point of this doorway “header”, and can I simply remove it?

We're remodeling a room with a severely undersized doorway - it is much shorter than the standard 6'8", so much so that I hit my head on the jamb if I don't duck when walking through it. After ...
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replacing door leading into sunroom

We want to replace the sliding door that leads from our family room to our sunroom with French double doors. Can we replace it with indoor doors? Or do we need outdoor doors? The sun room has other ...
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Adding permanent bolt holes in a sliding door

I need to cover 3 large windows in a sliding door every winter. I want to be able to use the same mounting holes every year. The outside of the door seems to be aluminium with wood between. Tee nuts ...
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What's the proper way to attach an exterior door threshold?

I'm adding a hardwood threshold to bridge the gap between interior hardwood flooring and an exterior threshold leading out to our flat roof deck. My question(s): I've got the piece fitted and plan on ...
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How to find “doorskin”? [closed]

Regarding this question: What exactly is doorskin? Mine is not a duplicate because the one above does not fully answer my question, exactly how can I find this product or something similar? I'm ...
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Doorknob sticks if door closes hard

I'm having trouble with the doorknob on the door that goes from inside my house to the attached garage. I installed a new doorknob (Kwikset brand, exterior) a while ago. It works perfectly if the ...
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How to modify door lock, so it doesn't automatically locks?

I live in Germany, where all doors I saw are automatically locked when closed. So, when one closes the front door, one also needs the key to open it. So, what do I need to do to prevent the front ...
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Security door with lock guard

I live in a city, and the back door of our condo has a regular wood and glass door that swings inward and a iron security door that swings outward. The security door currently has a deadbolt which un/...
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Garage Door/ genie 1000

Just recently had power outage due to hurricane Florence. My garage door is no longer operating. It’s as if it has no power. The receptacle it is plugged into is operating correctly. There are no ...
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Two Sided Schlage Lock

I have a deadbolt that I would like to replace. On each side of the door it looks like: Does one buy two of these for a door or is this another product?
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Should this elevated door have trim/casing at the bottom?

This door separates a sunken rec room from a den. It has always struck me as odd that there is trim/casing along the bottom. Is there a better way of handling the trim around the sides, but with no ...
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Door handedness

I have read contradictory explanations on determining door handedness so need a little help. If with the exterior door open I stand with my back against the hinges and the door knob is closest to my ...
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Painting exterior door, what paint to use?

I'm refinishing my grandmothers front door. It is metal (I'm sure) with a coat of factory primer (I think). I stripped off the previous paint with a few applications of Citristrip. The primer ...
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What paint for exterior door that bubbled

I had a urethaned fir, front door that last year I sanded down past the veneer due to weather damage. Now I was stuck using paint. After completely sanding down to bare wood, I used acrylic ext primer,...
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How does a garage door wall button differentiate between a door open button, and a light button?

How does the wall button know, if there’s only two wires (+ and -), what’s a door open button press, and a light on press? Is it a voltage transmission difference?
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garage door opener causing plaster to fall

My garage door opener was installed wrong. Not enough support for motor and alignment was done wrong. Here lately the sheetrock on the ceiling has started to fall down and droop in some places. Could ...
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My front door lock is too loose

I sprayed WD-40 in ny keyhole to stop my key from getting stuck inside. Now my knob is so loose that I don't even need a key to open the front door. I just twist my knob 2 or 3 times and the door ...
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Oven Insulation Falling Out

I recently moved into a new place. It has an old whirlpool oven. I'm not quite sure what my roommates did, but it seems the door has split at the seam, and the insulation is falling out. (Picture ...
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Please help! Exterior Sliding Door Leak on Interior Slab - No visible threshold - 1980 construction

I have a townhouse built on a concrete slab. Laminate flooring was installed 5 years ago, and has buckled severely at the patio door. I suspected water intrusion, cut back the laminate, and saw: The ...
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How to repair a lose door handle?

I can almost pull out my door handle. There is a loose ring as well. And since a picture is worth a thousand words: More details: There are four screws on the inside of the door, they are all ...
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Painting a unfinished solid wood exterior door

What is the recommended (assuming there is one) way to paint a new unfinished solid wood front door and jamb - What type of paint should I use, what type of brush, how should I prep, and how many ...
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What handle and lock for sliding door with no internal mechanism?

My house, built in 1959, has a sliding door with no internal latch or lock mechanism or space for one. I'd like to replace the current "handle" (a bolt with nuts). Are there handles designed for a ...
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Latch won't retract into my door unless I turn the knob

Starting about a week ago, the latch on my back door knob won't retract into the doorknob unless I turn the doorknob. This means to close my door properly I have to unlock the doorknob, turn it, close ...
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My door was locked but the handle came off, uses non-traditional unlock

Sorry i'm in a bit of a pickle here. So this particular lock style uses plastic with metal on the inside. As far as I could see there was no traditional latch mechanism to trigger to open the latch ...
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How can I use a standard prehung interior door on 2x6 studs?

We framed in a bathroom in our metal barn. To allow plenty of room for installation and for added strength we used 2x6s. Is it possible to adjust a standard prehing door to fit?
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mixed response garage door opener [closed]

I have Chamberlain Garage door opener. I have two cars, one a 2016 with HomeLink controller. It works fine. I bought an add-on battery powered keypad remote for access, It too works fine. I have a ...
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Magnetic lock does not lock

We have a magnetic lock on the front door of our apartment building. From time to time it stops working - it just doesn't lock the door. It seems as it doesn't have power or is somehow turned off ...
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What interior door will fit a rough opening of 47-3/4"?

When we bought our house it had an opening as shown in the picture below. There is white wood trim on top of the rough framing. The trim is nailed to hide the 2x4 stud that forms the frame of the ...
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Fire escape or narrow stair solution for exterior door

I have an exterior door that looks like this: The vertical distance from the asphalt to the bottom of the door is three feet. I'd like to remove those steps (because they are blocking my driveway) ...
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Are louvered bedroom doors allowed by code?

I'd like to build new rail and stile type interior bedroom doors with slats installed in the panel openings. This would be for improved air flow. This story on ABC ("Closing your bedroom door at night ...
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Covering a 30-in x 7ft space that's suited for a door?

We have a bedroom with 30-inch x 7-ft opening that takes me to a bathroom and a closet. This opening is ideal for a door, but it's solid concrete and very difficult to drill. So I was thinking of ...
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Indiana code for bathroom door size

I tried looking for Indiana building code regarding bathroom door sizes. I seem to be getting contradictory measurements from my searches. Some say 28” width is fine, others say 32” required, 34 ...
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How to install screen door on outside?

I'd like to install a screen door for accessing my deck. Currently I have French doors with one that is stationary and one that opens to the inside. Looking at the existing setup, it appears that ...
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Cubby door increase above ceiling height

I currently have a cubby hole with a small custom door on it. I want to increase the door size in width and height, however the current door is at the ceiling. Is it possible to raise the door above ...
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sliding barn doors offset track

I would like to make a door system that consists of 2 sliding barn style doors that overlap when open but become flush(as one) when closed.I tought about a normal straight track on one of the doors ...
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What's the proper height above a subfloor, for an exterior inswing door threshold? Carpet? Tile? Hardwood?

I need to build a custom door threshold for an in-swing exterior door where there's no exterior overhang or porch. At the moment there is only subfloor, no finish floor. How high above the subfloor ...
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Door is hard to close when windows are closed

I have a small room where the walls are cement. There are also 2 sliding windows. When all the windows are closed the room's door is hard to close. But when either window is open the door would even ...
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new construction, patio door and sidelight came as two units,

can they be attached on site? We are adding a three season porch and do not want the studs and framing the contractor put between the door and the side light. The view is very nice. we don't want ...
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French door and sheathing rot

I'm looking to finish out an unfinished basement space and don't believe I can do it without addressing the issue. The unfinished area is directly below the French doors and under a deck. Because it ...
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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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Create new patio door in basement by cutting concrete

My basement has about 2.5 ft of concrete along the wall. The reason is that the outside is a slope/hill and that 2.5" depth is just dirt. I like to install a patio door to my backyard 60x80 which is a ...
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Why do some door locks require the key to be twisted twice? [closed]

This has been nagging me lately. Why 2 twists? I mean one twist seems enough to keep the door essentially locked. If the extra twist is for strength, wouldn't it be a better idea to implement a ...
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Closet door replacement from 36“ to 48” wide

I want to remove my old fold-in 36" door, expand the opening to fit two 24" doors (with hinges) and frame. I want to know what is the exact width of the closet opening to fit that? Paolo
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What simple fixes are there to an overly vigorous sliding door?

I have a sliding interior door. It slides fast. When it closes, it results in an elastic collision, and this causes the door to reopen, and make an awful sound. I know you can get "smart" (pneumatic, ...
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Metal doors “ready for paint” - prime or not prime

Just installed fire-rated interior doors (per code). The label on them notes "Ready for paint - no priming required". The outside of the doors is just bare & smooth sheet metal from what I see (no ...
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door knob for thick interiour door

I'm considering making a well insulated interior door and need to understand the door thickness implications for the getting a door knob. The door could be upto 3" thick - less if getting a door knob ...