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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 can I remove a stuck screw to replace a Larson storm door hidden closure?

I’ve seen enough posts about Larson Storm Door hidden closures failing to know I got one of the bad batch, and it needs to be replaced— all attempts to adjust the speed of the door slamming have ...
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Fixing interior Wall Cracks and Door Frame Gaps

I've recently relocated to a new place and I'm considering removing the current wallpaper in the living room and repainting it. However, upon removing the wallpaper, I noticed cracks in the wall about ...
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What do I need to seal interior door?

This sounds trivial but doesn’t seem to. In Europe, even interior doors are properly sealed but not so in the US. This is problematic for my rooms that go to unconditioned rooms (like basement or ...
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Trying to locate a specific acorn door latch that needs to be replaced

I just purchased my home and there are a few doors that use wrought-iron spade latches around the house. One of them is on the door to the basement utility room and is missing the thumb piece. I'm ...
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"Atrium Windows and Doors" Replacement Handle/Locking Mechanism

I have an old door made by the "Atrium Windows and Doors" company. The right handle and locking mechanism, which is one part, is broken. Any ideas on where to find this part? Or any other ...
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Embedded door hinges - how to remove

Has anyone seen this type of door hinge that's semi-embedded into the door frame? I'm in process of switching these hinges out for more modern ones, but not sure how I can remove this. I can't tell if ...
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Door latch doesn't retract all the way

My door latch that I purchased last year stopped retracting fully. It is a two-piece entry type. The upper is a deadbolt. The lower is a thumb press type. I replaced it last year for the same thing. ...
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Do I need flashing above the exterior door?

I will be replacing my exterior door and didn’t know if I should be putting in Z flashing above the door frame or not? It is wood siding so not sure how it should be done if so.
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Does anyone recognize this front door?

I hired a window company to replace all the windows in my vacation house. We double checked everything before placing the order, everything was correct on the order form as to which windows and doors ...
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Installing door seal with MVHR system to prevent noise?

UK based, small apartment. I have a windowless bathroom with shower, and one mechanical ventilation heat recovery system (MVHR) linked exhaust. As such, installing a fan would involve some serious ...
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Thoughts on fixing old wooden front door? [closed]

100 year old front door is very weathered, you can see some orange tinted stain and completely worn off in other areas. This door does open up to a closet door immediately in the doorway so I am ...
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Can I make the closet opening larger on my own? [closed]

This small closet by my front door could look nicer. We found a bifold door that looks great but it turns out it needs a rough opening of 82” but the closet is only 80”, and the door can’t be cut ...
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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

Originally, I bought a frameless hinge/pivot tub door, but found out only one side of our tub had a stud while the other is just hollow Sheetrock. Of course, the stud is on the side where the toilet ...
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How should I install door hardware where there's no mortise?

I installed prehung exterior doors today and I realized there was no pre-mortised latch for the door knob. Not sure if I'm supposed to chisel out the strike side given there's this white air-seal band ...
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Entry Door Casing for Uneven Brick

The brick walls on my entry door are extremely out of plumb, so it doesn't fit very nicely inside the brick. I'm looking for some ideas on how to finish the casing. The only thing I can think of is to ...
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prehung door does not fit in frame after shimming hinge side of the door

I am installing a prehung door that fits well in the frame, but after shimming in the hinge side of the door (with no shims in the top or latch side of the door), when the door was closed, there was a ...
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What is the purpose of this metal piece on my closet door and is it OK to remove it?

I have a wide closet with two segmented doors and there's a mating pair of these things screwed onto the edges. (Mating pair as in the other one has the part that sticks out on the bottom instead of ...
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How to fix a hole in a hollow closet door? [duplicate]

My kid pushed too hard against the closet door. Considering removing the door stopper altogether. I'm thinking of using spray foam with some Ready Patch or WoodEpox to fix it up. Open to better ...
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Will the door fit in a rough opening only oversized 2 inches?

I have framed an opening for an exterior door that will be 32x80” and have therefore made the rough opening 34x82½”. Every 32x80 door I’ve looked at at Lowe’s and Home Depot call for a rough opening ...
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Door size for 32-7/8" door frame

Looking to install a cheap slab door in this door frame, which measures 32"7/8 at it's widest point: I was going to get a hollow 32" slab door, but I'm worried that there will be a ...
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Exterior Door Replacement - Rough Opening Question

I have a door in need of replacement. The door frame seems to be damaged so I am considering replacing it instead of just replacing the door. I saw resources where the rough opening is framed wood, in ...
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Why is my prehung door tight against the head jamb over the hinges?

Using 6' and 2' levels I checked that the floor is level and opening is plumb and level which as far as I can tell they are. I used a laser to line up the hinge side and got the jamb nice and straight....
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Door sweep material replacement

Any idea what the material is called that needs replacing on this door sweep? It looks simple to replace I'm just not sure what to buy.
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Where to obtain replacement wood panels for a door?

I have a damaged wood panel in a door, and from what I understand it is possible to replace the wood panel. However my issue is where to find a replacement panel the right size, with the edges cut to ...
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how to DIY interior door install that is just shy of 80" vertical and 45" wide [closed]

pictures: https://imgur.com/a/UvnqAud i am interested in putting a door in this opening as you see - its 45 3/4" x 79 1/4". ive never done this, but i do have the tools, and have experience ...
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Decreasing RO for interior basement door

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I currently have a bi folding door that I want to make into a single door. The rough opening is currently 36-1/2” W x 80-1/2h. I can take off one of the ...
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How to Seal Gaps in Heater/AC Unit Door?

Both the wall and the plywood door are bowed (not straight/level). Any ideas on how to remake the door or seal the gaps? Mainly I am concerned about rodents& mosquitos not looks.
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What kind of latch would work on this porch door?

If the hook is unlatched, the hinge springs aren't strong enough to keep the door closed if the wind blows. What can I install to fix this? I see lots of different door latch designs and I'm not sure ...
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How can I remove the covers of my shower’s handle to tighten the screws?

The handle of the door of my shower is a bit loose. I think it is possible to tighten the screws, but they seem hidden by a cover, which I have not been able to remove using my fingers alone. Is ...
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How to Replace Plastic Part of Threshold

I had an exterior door threshold that shattered this week. Is this part replaceable? Or do I need a new door?
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Can I treat/fill this rot in the exterior face of my wood patio doors?

I have a 4-panel wood patio door that's the original from 1992. There's some obvious rot in two panels on their exterior faces, as shown in the photos. The previous owner just painted over the issue, ...
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Do I remove plastic feet on bottom of prehung door?

Am I supposed to remove the plastic feet from prehung door?
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Screen for allowing pets in/out for a cracked/partially open door?

I let my cat out in the backyard and want her to be able to come back in whenever, but I don't want to leave the door open all the time, so I leave it cracked, i.e. about 6 inches, to try to keep bugs ...
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How do I fix a metal storm door that is too low on its hinges?

We have an aluminum glass door outside of our front door that won't close or open without serious force. It looks like it needs to be lifted on the hinges, as pictured. There is a gap at the top of ...
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Do exterior pocket doors exist? [closed]

Is there such a thing as a pocket door (with seal) for 4" exterior walls? We want to replace our sliding glass doors.
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How can I support a flexing exterior threshold?

I've installed a new patio door which has wider threshold and now it bends a little when I step on it since it has no support underneath. Any ideas hot to cover that area and add support so it looks ...
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How Should I Secure This "Door" On The Ceiling For My AC Unit?

I live in a condo, and next to both of my closets, I have an "AC unit" (not exactly, but close enough for this question) in the ceiling. The access panels for these units have a door frame (...
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Disengage microwave door switch from connector

I'm in the process of replacing my Whirlpool microwave's door faulty switch but unable to remove the connectors to install the new switch. I'm afraid I'll damage the wiring if I apply too much force. ...
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How to repair this part of sliding patio doors

My patio door is beaten up pretty good. this notch that receives the screen (for the lack of a better term, please let me know if it has proper name) has broken over time. I can't find a replacement ...
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How can I vertically adjust my exterior door hinges?

I cannot figure out how to vertically adjust these hinges in my glass door. The door is not closing properly, but only on the top side, and it creaks with strong winds, and even partially opens from ...
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Damaged adjustable threshold

The rubber seal? on the outside of threshold got damaged when our dog got locked in the garage. Is there a way to replace the seal w/o replacing the entire threshold?
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Replacing the Door? [closed]

I'm looking to replace a door with unconventional dimensions, approximately 45 x 80 in rough opening, leading to a covered and screened patio. The primary issue prompting the replacement is ...
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Door jamb framing is out of plumb

I'm remodeling our family room and will need to put flooring down. The front doorway needs to be reframed so the door sits above the floor. The current jamb is a mess likely due to our old house's ...
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Deadbolt bracket hole (not "knob" hole) is too big

so I'm trying to replace an old double keyed deadbolt with a kwikset latched deadbolt in a very old front door. The "knob" holes for the deadbolt are a perfectly fine size, but the hole cut ...
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Why would my door frame have inconsistent widths from top to bottom?

I have a closet door frame that is off - specifically it is not the same width all the way across at different heights. I’d like to know what might be causing it, everything from benign to concerning. ...
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Bathroom door stuck - locked- the door “knob” can be turned with a screwdriver but doesn’t engage the lock?

We have tried a paint scraper to engage the lock- we have tried turning the knob with a screwdriver- nothing works- any ideas? I can’t find a similar lock online either
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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

My condo building has an external door where someone tried forcing their way in by the looks of it. It looks like in the process they damaged the frame itself. At this point the deadbolt won't lock ...
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Removing splinters from door trim without removing trim

My storm door was slightly open, and a very strong gust of wind grabbed it and slammed it open hard enough to break the chain, break the closer, and break the trim where the closer bracket was mounted....
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How do I fix rot on wood door edges?

We have a door opening onto a deck, the sideboards of the door have rotted heavily on both sides at the bottom (pictured) and are starting to get worse. No other part of the door or frame appears to ...
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How do I fix a bifold closet door that keeps popping open?

Randomly, my bifold closet door keeps popping open. One side stays shut but the other just bounces back ever so slightly and I can’t get it to stay shut. My cats have caught on to this and have been ...
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