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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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Prevent exterior outswing door from swinging open fast

I have an outswing exterior patio door that I need to prevent from blowing open fast when the door is open. I've left the door open a few times to quickly grab something in the backyard and the wind ...
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Tru bolt classic I’m installing this digital door knob

I get it all installed and the outside lever doesn’t work, it moves but the doesn’t move the bolt. Anyone know why?
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Door Kerf Weather Stripping - Kerf slot facing the wrong way

I have an old 1970's wood door that I am trying to add add weather stripping to. The problem I am having is that the kerf slot in the frame is facing the wrong way. From what I have been seeing, the ...
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Deepen a hinge mortise without template

I have many doors in my home that we would like to switch to using a different style hinge made by Baldwin. The hinges are the same profile as the current hinges, but, are twice as thick. I know I can ...
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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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Is it possible to replace just the antique locks or will I need to get whole new doors?

In the house I bought the doors are old but ok. However, the handle & locks are very old and we prefer to replace them. I am referring to the doors for the rooms inside the house. Now the question ...
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How can I repair the degraded veneer of my exterior door?

My front door is hollow core. The plywood on the exterior facing side was peeling - well, just the outer most layer of that plywood, which still has several layers to it left. I ripped away as much of ...
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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 release tension on a McKinney spring hinge?

Followup to my previous question about plumbing a door. Now I need to take off the spring hinges, but I don't know how to release the tension. Not a duplicate of this question, as my hinges are ...
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Gap: Exterior Door Jamb and Brick Wall

Situation: I am replacing my exterior door with a new framed, exterior door (36") that has rough opening of 37.5". The wall-to-wall gap is 40". So, I have a total gap of 2.5" (= ...
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Seal interior gaps garage door

I have weatherstripping/trim similar to this one on the outside of my (steel) residential garage door However the current weatherstripping/trim does not seem to be sealing my door fully. Basically, ...
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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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Stopping cat from opening corner sliding doors

In my bedroom, I have a pair of wooden corner sliding doors, pictured below: My cat is banned from entering the bedroom when we're sleeping here, since she keeps waking us up. However, actually ...
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What if my door handle height too low?

One of the door handles in my basement is less than 34" above the floor. It is actually 33". This door is the entrance to a bathroom and is positioned beneath a bulkhead. Will this be an ...
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Dampen sound from a slamming screen door

I am doing college courses from home, and I live with somebody who will not stop slamming a sliding screen door. The screen door is located in the kitchen, there is a bathroom just north of it, and ...
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Identify this sliding door hardware

Now that I've been able to remove the doors from the track, I see that the hardware doesn't look as much like Hettich 7000-series as I originally thought: Hettich's double track (part 7003) has a ...
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Is there a way to remove this sliding door without taking down the trim?

I have a set of four pocket doors in a converging bypass configuration: The hardware is around 15 years old. I don't know the brand of the hardware, but they look similar to Hettich TopLine Grant ...
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How do I replace the king stud and header on a termite damage exterior wall?

Exterior wall has termite damage and I'm not sure how to support it and replace it.
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Refrigerator door not closing all the way

We have a ~3 year old G.E. side by side refrigerator. The last few days we noticed that the door doesn't shut all the way by itself as it used to and have to give it a little nudge to fully shut it. I'...
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Cabinet doors dropped after initial fitting

I have built some kitchen-styled cabinets for my office. They are situated atop an 18mm mdf base as this is over carpet, in order to help get level easier. I have ensured that the cabinet is level in ...
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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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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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Whirlpool Dishwasher leaks from the air vent

My Whirlpool Dishwasher WDF520PADM7 (2019) has the a passive style air vent on the upper left corner of the door (passive means there is no solenoid or fan). Water leaks from air vent assembly through ...
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My door closes first on the bottom of the door and leaves a gap on the top half of the door once it is closed

I recently hung a door that was in an old door frame into a new door frame and the door closes unevenly. It will close on the bottom part of the door first then the top half cant close because the ...
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Should I mount garage door hardware to studs through drywall, or directly to stud?

I'm having my garage doors replaced next week and I'm debating whether to install drywall before the installation or after. The wall that the garage doors are on is currently not insulated or ...
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Replace mortice deadlock in wooden door

My flat's wooden door has an old mortice deadlock that needs replacement. It's one of the old Chubb locks, that apparently (from the info I found online) is now rebranded Union. However, I can only ...
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Will wood glue hold on pressure treated lumber for exterior barn doors?

I have a bunch of 5/4” x 6” x 8’ severe weather pressure treated boards from Lowe’s and was going to wood glue them together and then trim it out with 3/4” x 4” pressure treated wood boards I have. I ...
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Will Caulk on Steel Door Frame stop Sweating?

We have a steel door frame that is sweating from the humidity inside. I'm wondering if I can coat the steel with a good caulk, and then put a corner bead (trim) over the caulk? Will the caulk sweat ...
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Does the door jamb head go between the door jamb sides or above

I am installing two 3ft shed doors into a 6ft opening. I have some pressure treated 1x6s to make the door jambs. I cut the door jamb header to run across the 6ft length and screwed to the door ...
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How to widen rough opening for installation of pre-hung interior door?

We bought all our interior doors at 825mm width (~33.5"), which actually measure 865mm (~35.5") including the frame they're pre-hung in. However, the drywall guy has left us with rough ...
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What could be wrong? My front door latch opens OK from inside, poorly from outside

The following Kwikset lockset on my front door no longer works well. From the inside rotating handle it's fine. From the outside it's sticky, as the bolt does not fully pull in. This particular ...
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Door trim different depth on walls

Looking for a solution to trimming a door and struggling to do it the best way. Left side of door will fit normal casing size; however, the right side is 1.75" of difference in depth. Since it's ...
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Shower Door Hinge Pulling Away From Wall?

The top hinge of our shower door is pulling away from the wall, which causes the door to sag and leave a little gap when it's open. I tried pushing the hinge back into place and tightening the screws, ...
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How to seal pivoted doors?

When a pivoted door is closed, how to ensure that it is sealed around all its edges so that outdoor dust doesn't get inside, and we maximise noise isolation? This: was a pivoted door, at least at ...
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How to remove screws in threshold that have an attached washer on the under side?

I am trying to replace the stripped screws that hold my adjustable door saddle in place. They have a attached washer on the bottom of the saddle that doesn’t allow me to remove the screw. Any ...
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How to create a permeable sound barrier? [closed]

I want to create a permeable (allowing things to pass through) sound barrier (noise barrier, soundwall, noise wall) for soundproofing purposes. It is for a room and specifically for the doorway/...
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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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Need door closer that goes the other way

When I search for "door closer" on Home Depot, I see a wide selection of these devices, the kind that you install at the top of the door, and its function is to pull the door closed. Is ...
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Kneewall Scuttle vault door won’t close

I recently moved into my first house and we’re in a bit of a pickle. The bedroom that our baby sleeps in has a metal door on the wall (too high to access w/o a ladder) and try as we might, we can’t ...
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What is the name for this type of door knob spindle?

These levers no longer remain attached to the door they are supposed to be on. Originally I thought that they are supposed to be held onto the door by the dents in the rosettes that fit into the ...
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Exterior wood doors constantly cracking and splitting

I recently built a home in Mexico on the beach and am having a hard time keeping 3 of my exterior wood doors (all street facing doors) from constantly splitting, cracking & swelling due to the sun ...
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LG freezer door expands and produces a bulge after power outage

We recently had a power outage of more than few days. After a few days of no power, the freezer door (inner part) expanded and produced a bulge on the lower right area. Because of the bulge, the ...
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Replace glass on Andersen patio door

One pane of glass on my Andersen patio door was shot out by Black Bart with his Red Ryder. The grid is between the two panes of glass, and the damaged one is just a window (doesn't swing). Rep at the ...
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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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Rain caused the core of patio door to expand. Can this door be fixed and how do I prevent this in the future?

I have this door to our patio, which seems to have a cheap core (i.e., it's not solid wood). It's been raining a lot lately, and I think the core of the door somehow absorbed a lot of water. The core ...
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What are these clips from my wardrobe panel called?

These plastic "clips" broke and fell off of the top of my wardrobe panels. Click to embiggen Now my panels are wobbling and go off rail. What are they called? There are so many variations of ...
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What is this metal piece on top of my threshold called?

What is this metal piece on top of my threshold called? I'm asking because I am looking to purchase the same one for another exterior door in my house.
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A new door hinge doesn't lay flat

I'm replacing the door hinge (with a spring hinge so that it closes by itself) then a new hinge doesn't fully "lay flat". Sorry it's hard to describe but see in the following pics that the ...
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