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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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How to insulate the inside of a door

I am building a sliding door with a frame made of 2x2s covered with plywood panels on each side. I would like to make it reasonably soundproof and was planning on filling the void with some insulation ...
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New (2019) Chamberlain 3/4 HP belt drive door opener

I was wondering if I buy a second wall mount door control, identical to the one supplied, can it be wired in in parallel from a second location with a two wire circuit paralleled to the existing at ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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New front door handle/deadbolt installation

New front door handle/deadbolt installation will not lock from inside house using knob will lock from outside using key but key will not come out until key is turned back into unlock position
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Door lock hole drilled too big

I drilled a bigger hole over an existing one on my door so I could put a new lock on. Unfortunately I drilled the hole too big. Now the lock is too to small to install. Any suggestions?
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Replacing Door Sweep in Track from House to Garage?

There is an anomalous door sweep/pad (I'm not really sure what it is honestly) in the door track leading from our house to the garage. (I would call it the garage door, but this might lead to ...
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Sliding Glass Door Locked from the Outside?

How in the world could a sliding glass door lock on your from the outside. I only open it at the handle and do not touch the latch or pin. This happened to me recently and got locked out while out ...
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Why isn't door casing mitered to meet base trim?

Question Up Front Why are door trims at the floor not cut at 45° like everything else is? Is it a style thing, or is there a functional reason for it? Details I have noticed in many houses that the ...
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Bottom rail of wood panel door falling off

I have a 20 year old, wood panel exterior door with a loose bottom rail. It looks like it's sliding off on one side. How can I fix it? If the rail is attached with a tenon I know I can just nail or ...
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Door not flush to door stop at the top but is at the bottom

I have recently replaced an interior door and the door now bows away from the door stop at the top (latch side) about a 1/4 inch but is about flush at the bottom . I am at a loss for how to correct ...
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Replacing exterior door sill - making it fit

I'm replacing the aluminum threshold for my exterior basement door. I bought a new one but it seems to be a little taller than the original. It's adjustable but can't go any lower. If I remove the ...
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What is the easiest way to get rid of a very large patio door?

We have an 8'x14' patio door at a house we are doing. Dumpster is gone. We are going to reframe for windows. The door is has a metal frame and it is in 3 panels - made in 60s. Breaking it ...
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Is there a jig for standard door handles?

I can't seem to find a jig for standard lever handles. There only seems to be jigtech available. The hole for my spindle is too big for the handles and would be seen. Is there a jig for these types of ...
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How should I fasten strips of 15mm plywood to a sheet of the same?

I've got a sheet of 15mm plywood which I need to build a door out of. Basically I want to cut the door in one sheet and use the leftover for reinforcing the edges by adding a layer on each side. Will ...
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Hanging Internal Doors - is a frame made from 2 x 2's strong enough

I have recently removed some light hollow wardrobe doors from a frame made of 2 x 2's and have just had delivered some reclaimed pine doors to put in their place. I want to know if the frame made of ...
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Solid door on top of hollow apartment door to reduce outside noise?

To reduce hallway noise I'd like to replace my hollow apartment door with a solid one, but I'm renting and can't do that (I tried mass loaded vinyl, movers blankets, etc.; it's not enough). So I'm ...
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Want to solidly fill gap between concrete and exterior door plate

I recently installed an exterior double door. On the one side, the concrete floor slopes down, so I raised that side with shims. The bottom plate is level. I can cut and replace these shims with ...
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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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Sliding closet doors with 3 doors has narrowed opening

I have a 83" width closet so I used two 72" closet doors. Basically, it is 3 doors on 2 tracks However it is weird because the opening is way too small: 83-72 = 11" It is because the front two doors ...
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Trimmed too deep on door side, can I save this edge?

On the long side of my door, I was trimming using a saw (I know, I now own a planer) and my angle was too deep. I realized it and stopped, so now I have a cut with the outside piece still attached at ...
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How does a contractor determine the water performance rating needed for a sliding glass door?

We had our home recently renovated, and after a large rain, during AZ's last monsoon season, we found a large puddle on water in the house back our new sliding glass door. After determining we didn't ...
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What size door jamb should I order for a non-standard wall thickness?

So I have this 1961 year old House. These days, when sheathing (plywood) is placed, it's placed directly on the structural studs, and nailed. But my house has this strip of 11/16" wood placed ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one?

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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How big is a framed opening for a door relative to the finished door opening width?

How much space should be allowed between studs to allow for a door? For example, if the finished door has a 30" opening, then what should be the distance between the framing studs that enclose the ...
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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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Do doors with overlapping swings violate building regulations in the UK?

I am buying a new build property and the cloakroom door swing overlaps the kitchen door swing, so if someone is coming out of the cloakroom at the same time as someone coming out of the kitchen they ...
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Should I replace the door hinge or add a new pin?

I have a bi-fold door which uses door hinge that connects two doors of the bi-fold door. It has three hinges and two of them require some work as follows: Hinge 1 - The pin is missing entirely. ...
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Kitchen cabinet door doesn't stay open

The door to our kitchen cabinet doesn't stay open at a right angle. Instead, it swings closed right away. How can I have it stay open until I want to close it?
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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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Why is my garage door opening and closing automatically?

When I open the garage door, then get into my truck, the door closes automatically. If both garage doors are closed and I get into my truck one of the doors will open. The only way to get my truck out ...
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Was my approach to repairing stripped holes in a door jamb appropriate?

Two of the screw holes on the doorframe of a bedroom in my house are completely stripped out, to fill them in I soaked small strips of paper towel in wood glue and carefully stuffed them deep until ...
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How to fix my door [duplicate]

I can't afford a new door so how can I repair it. How much will it cost me to install a new door
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I’m trying to replace my doorknobs

Help! I am trying to replace my lock with a new lock that I bought at bunnings and I’m here with my screwdriver but look at this what kind of screwdriver do I need for this! What is this. I’m very ...
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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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Broken screw head door hinge

My door is missing the strike plate and its keep opening up when there is a slight draft. So if I align the door it goes into the strike plate without any issues. I believe its a loose screw. So, I ...
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Where do I place the shims after replacing hinges?

Replaced door hinges on front door and now the door has a gap on the lower portion along the front edge and fits fairly close as it goes up the door like it did before. So do I put the shims on that ...
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Is this mold or not?

Mold or dirt? Leak for 6 months saturating this area.
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How do I take off my top track sliding doors?

How do I take these sliding doors off? There is a post in the middle of them that prevents me lifting them up off the track and angling them out from the bottom. Thank you in advance p.s. they are top ...
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How can I allow 911 first responders to access a locked residence? [closed]

What if I live alone and cannot unlock the door during an emergency? What can I do to enable 911 responders to enter my residence without tearing down the door?
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Adjacent doors hitting each other [closed]

I have two doors at a 90-degree angle to one another and the doors hit each other when they are opened the full way. I guess I could mount a door stop on one of the doors, but it seems kind of weird ...
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Water leaking into house through sliding glass door, could missing flashing be the cause?

Newly renovated house, after the last big rain here in Arizona, we noticed that our sliding glass door let water into the house. It appeared to come into the tracks somehow, but I emptied 5 gallons ...
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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 well, ...
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How can I fix a door with a damaged knob hole?

Help need help fixing door. Is this still fixable or not?
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Sliding glass door

I want to leave the fixed side of my sliding glass door and install an exterior door on the moveable side, can this be done if so what would I need to do.
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Range Hood vent and rules regarding distance from windows/doors

I want to exhaust my range hood directly through the wall. I have a brick veneer house. There are 2 windows and a door close by. What rules need to be followed?
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New garage door trips breaker

We have a 3 car garage. We had 3 new garage openers installed. Genie Machforce. They are on their own 20 amp breaker. They periodically keep tripping breaker usually when you double hit the button or ...
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Trimming hollow doors without circular saw?

I am currently looking to replace the old doors in my house. The doors themselves are probably 50+ years old and therefore have very noticeable signs of wear and tear. Just to make sure I can do it, I ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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How do I install this type of door-bottom weatherstrip?

I had a local shop (now closed since the owners retired) hang some door slabs for me and they included a weatherstrip with each door that looks like this: They left them off presumably because the ...
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How to cut a door wrapped in sheet metal

In my kitchen I have a dumb waiter; the door is 1" thick solid wood wrapped in 1/16" sheet metal. I removed the old door knob (that's the hole in the photo) to make room for a flush pull. I need to ...