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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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