Questions tagged [doors]

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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Dryer door switch

I have a Malber dryer (model TD700). They don't make them anymore. The door switch is broken. I would like to replace it. I can't buy a Malber one because they don't make them. I don't care if the ...
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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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swapping direction of two vents

Doing a bathroom remodel. There are two wall vents involved. One faces into the bathroom and the other faces out to a dressing area. They are on either side of the doorway. I want to change the hinged ...
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How to remove door threshold

I have solid wood door thresholds that I would like to remove without damaging if possible. However, due to the way they've been fitted I can't see a way to remove them without cutting them. They ...
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What's the right pull force for a magnetic door catch?

I want to install magnetic catches on a pair of closet doors. They are 90"x24" each, solid wood. They close easily but nothing is holding them closed and the clothing inside the closet ...
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What is this hook on a strike/panic door?

We are installing a panic door and can't figure out and/or find on internet what is this hook-like thing on a striker/panic bar: It does not respond to pressing on the bar and appears to be just ...
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Flashing from recessed exterior door on concrete?

Old house, with poorly installed exterior door on top of renovated old garage which leads to deck. I'm installing a waterproofing system, and I could probably flash in almost every place but not sure ...
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Exterior Door hits Jamb

I have an exterior door that won't close easily because the top 1/3 of the door hits/rubs against the door jamb. To close the door, I can either use my shoulder for a strong impact, or lift up on the ...
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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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How do you avoid double doors from jamming when opening at the same time?

I'm installing double interior doors for the master bedroom. Unlike many double door installations where one of the doors is locked into place with a flush bolt, these doors will each have a ball ...
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Wooden strips on bottom of prehung door

There are wooden strips stapled to the bottom of my exterior, prehung door. They extend beyond the jamb so I assume I have to at least trim them, but should they be removed entirely? They seem to be ...
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Security thumbturn for euro cylinder lock

My front door has a mailbox slot which makes it really easy to operate the inside door handle from outside with a long object. One solution I'm considering would be a mailbox secured to the door over ...
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CO2 from ductwork, HVAC and gas tank in attached garage

We live in older house in northern US with annual wildfire smoke and have exposed ductwork, water heater and HVAC unit in attached garage. No wall or room separating it from rest of garage. How do we ...
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What is the rear aluminum backing called on sliding doors?

I’m going to attach a picture as it’s difficult to describe. But essentially, this piece came off the front end of the outside stationary door of the sliding glass. I took a picture of the piece I’m ...
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How does the locking mechanism work for these doors?

Below is an example of such door, where there is no handle that you can twist. There is only a fixed handle, and a place to insert the key to lock the door. The question. If you leave the house, ...
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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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Installing a patio door on top of a concrete border

I'm installing a 6' patio door in my garage that leads out to our back yard. Around the floor of the garage is a 6" poured concrete ledge/border that the walls are built on. My current plan is to ...
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How can I secure a door latch blocker without drilling?

I have a door latch cover that looks like this: Its installed in a common area so I cannot drill any holes. Right now its attached to the door with an elastic band as shown in the photo but they keep ...
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How to adjust these soft close hinges on the door?

The cabinets in my kitchen have soft close hinges --- see pictures below. The hinges brand is Hettich. One of the cabinets suddenly stopped closing "softly" and it just slams right back in. ...
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Putting a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe door

How can I put a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe if the shelves come all the way to the door?
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What do I need to know before rehanging original doors?

The previous owner of my house removed several interior doors, but kept them in the basement in case they were needed later. We now, in fact, want to restore the unit to having doors in these doorways....
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Cannot remove Kwikset knob eventhough unscrewed

After several hours I've been unable to remove my Kwikset deadbolt eventhough its unscrewed. There is NO set screw on the knob. I've even tried pliers to separate from the deadbolt without success. ...
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Water ingress in panelled doors

I have some exterior paneled doors. We have some minor water ingress and weeping at the panels. The panels are typical floating panels in a well-made hardwood door. What is the general solution to ...
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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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What are pros and cons of replacing full door casings or just replacing the door itself? [closed]

We're going to update or entire house to a more modern craftsman style and we're starting with the doors and casings. We have 10 doors upstairs (three half-size), and 7 downstairs to replace. Since we'...
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How can I remove this commercial Schlage door latch?

I just moved into a new place and am trying to swap out the front door lock with a smart lock. It appears that the house (which was built in the 70s) came with some industrial locks and I can't seem ...
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How to secure a door lock's box and strike plate? It keeps shifting

We recently moved into a mobile home and one of the doors would keep opening. I adjusted the box and strike plate (just moved them all the way over, shifted it over to the right to be closer to the ...
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How should I reconnect door bell wiring for multiple flats?

I live in a residential block of flats, we all have our own front door and own door bell. Every time someone rings my bell it makes me jump out of my skin, so I unscrewed the push button and unscrewed ...
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What is this 1950s brass door catch called

I'm looking for a replacement for the pictured 1950s internal door catch. I can't find one, and don't know what they're called. I've tried "gravity catch" and "teardrop catch" ...
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How do I prevent exterior water from seeping into interior moulding?

Heavy rains from Hurricane Henri happened overnight. In the morning, I noticed the bottom of the door moulding on the inside was wet. How do I prevent water coming in from the exterior of my front ...
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Professional builders. This is what they left. How do I fix?

We had a company frame, drywall a new bathroom. Although there are some minor issues, one I found well after the fact is the bypass bathroom closet door installation. Walls are pretty plumb, doors ...
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Which door is strongest?

I'm comparing two security doors. The first option is aluminum: It uses Meshtec which from what I've read is pretty much impossible to get through. However, from what I've read, aluminum is a lot ...
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How do I securely fasten a sliding door floor guide?

I have a sliding door in a room with tile and it recently came off. I didn't realize it was just being held in by what looks like tape. What is the proper way to securely fasten the guide to the floor?...
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Do I need a lintel? Will I need to prop wall/roof?

I'd like to replace my garage window with french doors as I want to put an office/workshop in there and there's currently no side access. My garage is single skin brick, built in the 60s and there is ...
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Soundproofing an outdoor double pane glass door with aluminum frame

I live in apartment were across the street is an industrial air conditioner that runs 24/7 and makes a semi high pitched noise. The windows and sliding glass door in my living room effectively block ...
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Do positive results of a lead paint testing kit imply that a dipped door is now toxic?

(Cross-posted from https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/155681/do-positive-results-of-a-lead-paint-testing-kit-imply-that-a-dipped-door-is-now due to a helpful comment.) We have had some 1930'...
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Front-loading washing machine tub doesn't drain

The water in my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer accumulates and does not drain out of the rubber rim. Also the washer door is making a humming noise while the machine is running. If I press on ...
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What to look for when trying to decide on an apartment door?

(Note: as per help center this is not a shopping assistance/product recommendation question, but rather materials/best practices/standards question) Missus and I have decided we need a new door for ...
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What can I do to change a glass panelled wall? [closed]

I've just moved into a house with a really ugly dated wall with 3 glass frosted panels and a door. It's not safety glass and with 2 small children I want to get this changed ASAP, but unsure what ...
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How can I better secure my door?

The situation is this: I live in a rented flat in a building. There is a door that allows access to the building, which can be opened from the outside only with the key. After that, there is the door ...
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How to keep closed a door that doesn't have a handle without drilling holes?

My bathroom door doesn't have a handle, only a lock, and the door won't stay closed. As I have very curious cats, I can't just use a hook and keep it open, so right now, I've taped a piece of ...
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Width of fence gate for heavy construction vehicles to drive through

We live in corner lot with 20-24 ft drop in elevation and plan on doing a home addition requiring heavy equipment. There’s a cedar fence around perimeter of entire lot. Currently only way for vehicles ...
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Can you DIY replacing shower door hardware?

Chrome hardware was mistakenly installed on our shower door. The contractor's quote is too high for a replacement to black. Is it possible to DIY? What materials would be needed to change the ...
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Are these interior doors that have split apart salvageable?

Most of the interior doors in my house are these plywood hollow-core things, pretty cheap-looking. Today I saw that two of my closet doors are starting to come apart, as in the photo below: Is it ...
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What style/type of storm door handle and lock is this?

This storm door handle has gone bad and needs replaced. With my experience in the past, these handle sets are very specific styles, and not something I can just go to a big box store and find a ...
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How do I refurbish this exterior door?

I want to refurbish this exterior metal garage door, which is rusting because the previous owner had the sprinkler spraying the door. 🤦‍♂️ What kind of prep do I need to do before I paint? What kind ...
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Any tips for refinishing the exterior trim around my front door?

I had someone powerwash and paint the whole white facade around the front door and foyer window, but by the next season the paint is chipping and peeling off. It’s not wood, it might be some kind of ...
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REPAIR WOOD DOOR & WALL CORNERS

Corner of solid core front door: The lower right corner of my front door has been gouged out and there is now an open area that you can see daylight through. The gouge is about 2" high on the ...
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What should I use to smooth out and finish gap in trim for deadbolt lock latch?

I’m installing a deadbolt lock that swings across and the latch has to be flush to the door. This trim is extra wide so I had to cut into it so the lock will catch the latch. I’ve purchased epoxy wood ...

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