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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Restoring exterior door frame at latch?

Tenants have broken out wood where an exterior door should receive the doorknob latch. There's nowhere to attach the strike plate. What's the right way to fix this? The depth of this piece of wood ...
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How do I remove the spindle stuck in the door?

I have removed the door knobs from either side of the spindle but I cannot push the spindle through to be able to remove the rest of the mechanism. I have tried to push the latch in and remove the ...
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Internal latch plate stuck in latch bore?

I am trying to replace my interior door knobs and am really struggling to remove the latch in my bathroom door. The latch plate (which goes into the latch bore) was painted over so I assumed that’s ...
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Dust accumulation & air flow with partially open vs fully closed door

My parents always tell me if I should keep my door partially open as in "closed" but not locked into the frame. However, my door has a line of space under it which would technically allow ...
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Fill etched glass door number with paint

Above our front door is a clear glass panel which has been etched on the inside with our house number and the etching coloured black. Over the last 20 years the colour has slowly faded so the house ...
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Tips for closing a gap between outside door and floor

The door to my new apartment has a large gap that allows cold air to flow in What is the best, simplest and most effective way to plug this gap?
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Door lock only on one side?

Guests room has 2 doors: One that opens inside the house, to let those already in the house move to guests room. One that opens to the outside of the house, to let those outside to get in. The ...
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Is there any reason to not caulk/foam between the garage door jamb and rough opening?

There is a gap between the rough edge and the garage door jamb. From some research, it seems like it's common practice to caulk/spray-foam this area to prevent drafts/etc. However, before doing so, I ...
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Deadbolt will not unlock from inside if locked with key from outside and vice versa

Our office door deadbolt will only unlock with a key if locked with a key. If you lock it with the key from outside and then someone tries to unlock the deadbolt from inside with the knob, it won't ...
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Adding Mobile Home Door to Horiz Aluminum Siding wall. How to seal?

I have a Smithbilt shed which has horizontal aluminum siding for walls, with 2x4 framing inside. I have a shutter door and want to add a normal entry door (so I can close the door without being locked ...
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Replacing a Bent 36" x 80" Sliding Screen Door?

I'm looking to replace a bent 36 x 80 sliding screen door (screen no longer closes at the bottom leaving a sizable wedge open out to the air), but I can't find any that are the right size at Home ...
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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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Sealing a tilt type garage door

I've got a tilt type garage door with gaps on the side. I've sealed the top and bottom, but I'm not sure what to do with the sides. I've googled a bit and it turns out that it's recommended to just ...
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Who manufactured these windows and doors?

I am trying to find a replacement threshold for my back door, but I haven't a clue who the manufacturer is. There is a logo etched in the lower right corner of the glass; however, I cannot figure out ...
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Outswing French doors: are they doable without a porch roof?

We'd like to install outswing French doors leading out to our patio. Does anyone have comments about the practicality of this if the patio does not have any covering/roof over it? It is a patio, not ...
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How to cover these scratches on my door?

Cat scratches on varnished wooden door: tried rubbing walnuts, only hides the smallest scratches not the big ones. Is there any paint or varnish I could use in an attempt to cover this mess?
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No wood behind door jamb

The door to my daughter's room started coming off the door jamb a few weeks ago. Last night, the top hinge popped off of the jamb entirely. The house is only 3 years old. It looks like the builder ...
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How do I remove stickers and residue from a wooden door?

When I was a kid I put a ton of stickers all over my wooden door. In addition, I also taped on posters and pictures. I tried removing the stickers and with some of them having been there for more ...
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Bypassing the door sensor of a dish washer

My dishwasher refuses to start. At first this was intermittent, now it is a permanent fault. The dishwasher thinks the door is open, but it is not. Machine in question: DCS DD24DUT7 88645-A I'm ...
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Bathroom pocket door warps as fall comes

I have a couple pocket doors I replaced a couple years ago in the summer. One door is between a powder room and full bath, the other is between the master bedroom and the same full bath. They're the ...
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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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Where to add door for basement office at bottom of stairs with space constraints?

I'm working on refinishing my basement and I want to turn one of the downstairs rooms into an office. I need to add a door to close off the room which happens to be entered from the bottom of the ...
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Install deadbolt in steel door and door jamb

I'm installing a deadbolt to a steel door. There is only a sheet of metal and it is hollow (empty inside). I also need to drill the hole in the door jamb (frame of the door) so the bolt can go inside ...
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How so I fix a loose Kwikset deadbolt faceplate?

We have a kwikset deadbolt on our main door and the faceplate has come loose. There are no visible screws on either side of the door, so I am assuming they are under the brass plate on the inside of ...
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Soundproofing a wooden door with a mirror

To what extent is it viable to glue a large mirror on a solid wood door for sound insulation? From my point of view, if I will glue a mirror covering most of the door area on a double-sided thick self-...
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Epoxy Recos for Door Fix

I have an old door original to my house with a bit of rot at the top. I'm going to clean out the rot and want to use epoxy for the fill but haven't used this technique before myself and there are a ...
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What brand is this door latch bolt?

I am trying to find out what the brand of this drive-in locking door latch is. It is circa 1975. I am planning to replace four of them.
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Can’t remove Schlage door handles

I’ve got a Schlage door handle that I want to remove so I can tighten it since it's loose on the wall, but I can't for the life of me figure it out. All the instructions online talk about these ...
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Install door trim where the door frame isn't exactly parallel to the drywall

I have an interior door where for whatever reason, the surface of the drywall isn't exactly parallel to the surface of the door frame. If I put the trim on the drywall, the trim and the door frame ...
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Door weatherstripping gap after new door install

TLDR - Installed a new door but old door was non-standard size by about 1/4, about 80 by 36 1/4. Added 1/4 strip to hinge jamb but now there is a gap with the weather stripping and serious draft issue ...
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Self-built shed door warping: can it be fixed?

Good morning all, I recently got into DIY and one of the first projects I undertook was to rebuild the door and frame for a small outdoor cupboard / shed on our balcony. Right from the start, I couldn'...
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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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Type of exterior door lock that always allows exiting?

I am looking for a lock and handle mechanism for an exterior door that is always openable from the inside. E.g. locking with a key locks the exterior handle from opening the latch, but the interior ...
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Identifying French Door Astragal Replacement Parts

Wife and I just bought a house and I'm looking for replacement parts for the astragals on our French doors. Therma-Tru was only manufacturer marking on slide bolt. I reached out to them and provided ...
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Is there hardware that lets a swinging cabinet door pull open a sliding shelf?

Under my kitchen sink, I'm installing a floor mounted sliding shelf, so that I can slide out the trash instead of reaching underneath. The cabinet doors are swing-mounted, and I can't change this ...
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Latch bolt stuck inside door jamb

[latch bolt still in door jambThe latch bolt for my exterior door is stuck inside the door jamb. I have removed both door handles, but can't get the door open to get at the latch plate or strike plate....
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How to secure a door when the latch doesn't quite catch

The latch bolt for my kitchen door rests very lightly on the latch which means my cat can easily push her way in, and steal food. What is a sensible easy way to resolve this? Can I buy a longer latch ...
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Deadbolt door trim guard?

So I have an outside door w/ a deadbolt. Someone left the deadbolt extended but the door open and went to shut it and as a result the deadbolt dented the heck out of my interior door trim (inswing ...
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Sliding Swivel Rotating hung panel door

Good day, I would like to hang a wooden door panel and for it to be able to slide and rotate. Can anyone suggest the hardware necessary for this?
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How do I remove a newer Schlage lever bathroom door knob

I’ve been trying to remove a newer schlage lever style bathroom door knob for the past hour without success. Both knobs came off after pressing a pin in the small hole on the side of each knob. How is ...
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Why did my garage door opener stop working?

It didn't work, so I put a new battery in the remote. Worked for several days, but then not today. Motor of opener did not engage (not a problem w/rollers etc.) I already checked the sensors ...
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How best to insulate against heat loss from house to garage?

I have a utility room with an internal door leading to the garage. The utility room is warm but loses heat through the door into the garage. The garage has a roller door made of pretty thin metal with ...
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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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How to wire garage door sensors

The wiring to my garage door sensors has gone bad basically right at the point it gets to the connector at the end of the wire. It's an older Sears model that they no longer sell parts for (model ...
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Internal doors not closing completely

I have a pair of internal doors that have somehow been installed incorrectly. The doors are too tight against the stops and this prevents them from closing all the way. The options I see to fix this ...
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Replacing an exterior screen door footer threshold to close gap

So I'm repairing issues on a home that was damaged in a flood about 8 years ago. A contractor had done all the repairs after the flood but I've found lots of corners cut and shotty work. The door to ...
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Exterior Door Weather Stripping

So kind of a two fold question. We rent in a duplex, built in the 60s and never really updated. We have a front door with a gap on the bottom big enough to let light in and the weather stripping on ...
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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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Gluing fusama paper

I have imported fusama panels consisting of paper laminated to silk with a design printed on the silk. I tried gluing them to the doors and although we had it perfectly smooth as it cured the silk ...
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Any ideas for cutting door bottoms on pocket doors?

What can I do about pocket doors that are blocked by floor tiles? Could you cut out the bottom (1/4-1/2 inch) on a pocket door while it is still in the frame? What tools would you use? How would ...

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