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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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What are pros and cons of replacing full door casings or just replacing the door itself? [closed]

We're going to update or entire house to a more modern craftsman style and we're starting with the doors and casings. We have 10 doors upstairs (three half-size), and 7 downstairs to replace. Since we'...
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How can I remove this commercial Schlage door latch?

I just moved into a new place and am trying to swap out the front door lock with a smart lock. It appears that the house (which was built in the 70s) came with some industrial locks and I can't seem ...
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How to secure a door lock's box and strike plate? It keeps shifting

We recently moved into a mobile home and one of the doors would keep opening. I adjusted the box and strike plate (just moved them all the way over, shifted it over to the right to be closer to the ...
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How should I reconnect door bell wiring for multiple flats?

I live in a residential block of flats, we all have our own front door and own door bell. Every time someone rings my bell it makes me jump out of my skin, so I unscrewed the push button and unscrewed ...
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What is this 1950s brass door catch called

I'm looking for a replacement for the pictured 1950s internal door catch. I can't find one, and don't know what they're called. I've tried "gravity catch" and "teardrop catch" ...
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How do I prevent exterior water from seeping into interior moulding?

Heavy rains from Hurricane Henri happened overnight. In the morning, I noticed the bottom of the door moulding on the inside was wet. How do I prevent water coming in from the exterior of my front ...
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Professional builders. This is what they left. How do I fix?

We had a company frame, drywall a new bathroom. Although there are some minor issues, one I found well after the fact is the bypass bathroom closet door installation. Walls are pretty plumb, doors ...
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Which door is strongest?

I'm comparing two security doors. The first option is aluminum: It uses Meshtec which from what I've read is pretty much impossible to get through. However, from what I've read, aluminum is a lot ...
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How do I securely fasten a sliding door floor guide?

I have a sliding door in a room with tile and it recently came off. I didn't realize it was just being held in by what looks like tape. What is the proper way to securely fasten the guide to the floor?...
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Do I need a lintel? Will I need to prop wall/roof?

I'd like to replace my garage window with french doors as I want to put an office/workshop in there and there's currently no side access. My garage is single skin brick, built in the 60s and there is ...
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Soundproofing an outdoor double pane glass door with aluminum frame

I live in apartment were across the street is an industrial air conditioner that runs 24/7 and makes a semi high pitched noise. The windows and sliding glass door in my living room effectively block ...
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Do positive results of a lead paint testing kit imply that a dipped door is now toxic?

(Cross-posted from https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/155681/do-positive-results-of-a-lead-paint-testing-kit-imply-that-a-dipped-door-is-now due to a helpful comment.) We have had some 1930'...
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Front-loading washing machine tub doesn't drain

The water in my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer accumulates and does not drain out of the rubber rim. Also the washer door is making a humming noise while the machine is running. If I press on ...
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What to look for when trying to decide on an apartment door?

(Note: as per help center this is not a shopping assistance/product recommendation question, but rather materials/best practices/standards question) Missus and I have decided we need a new door for ...
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What can I do to change a glass panelled wall? [closed]

I've just moved into a house with a really ugly dated wall with 3 glass frosted panels and a door. It's not safety glass and with 2 small children I want to get this changed ASAP, but unsure what ...
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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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How to keep closed a door that doesn't have a handle without drilling holes?

My bathroom door doesn't have a handle, only a lock, and the door won't stay closed. As I have very curious cats, I can't just use a hook and keep it open, so right now, I've taped a piece of ...
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Width of fence gate for heavy construction vehicles to drive through

We live in corner lot with 20-24 ft drop in elevation and plan on doing a home addition requiring heavy equipment. There’s a cedar fence around perimeter of entire lot. Currently only way for vehicles ...
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Can you DIY replacing shower door hardware?

Chrome hardware was mistakenly installed on our shower door. The contractor's quote is too high for a replacement to black. Is it possible to DIY? What materials would be needed to change the ...
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Are these interior doors that have split apart salvageable?

Most of the interior doors in my house are these plywood hollow-core things, pretty cheap-looking. Today I saw that two of my closet doors are starting to come apart, as in the photo below: Is it ...
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What style/type of storm door handle and lock is this?

This storm door handle has gone bad and needs replaced. With my experience in the past, these handle sets are very specific styles, and not something I can just go to a big box store and find a ...
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How do I refurbish this exterior door?

I want to refurbish this exterior metal garage door, which is rusting because the previous owner had the sprinkler spraying the door. 🤦‍♂️ What kind of prep do I need to do before I paint? What kind ...
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Any tips for refinishing the exterior trim around my front door?

I had someone powerwash and paint the whole white facade around the front door and foyer window, but by the next season the paint is chipping and peeling off. It’s not wood, it might be some kind of ...
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REPAIR WOOD DOOR & WALL CORNERS

Corner of solid core front door: The lower right corner of my front door has been gouged out and there is now an open area that you can see daylight through. The gouge is about 2" high on the ...
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What should I use to smooth out and finish gap in trim for deadbolt lock latch?

I’m installing a deadbolt lock that swings across and the latch has to be flush to the door. This trim is extra wide so I had to cut into it so the lock will catch the latch. I’ve purchased epoxy wood ...
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Options for preventing doors from slamming (wind)

In my home we tend to keep the windows open whenever the weather is moderate. We often have breezy or windy nights and it's common for doors to slam in the middle of the night or to bang repeatedly ...
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How to fix sidelight trim?

The trim on one of the sidelights around the front door has started to come off (see pictures below). The door gets a lot of sun and I suppose this is what caused this. I initially thought I could ...
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Attaching bathroom door threshold

I just moved into an apartment where the bathroom was recently renovated. However, the threshold was quite loose. When I inspected it, it appeared that that threshold had just never been attached and ...
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What is the name of the hinge that pops out a few inches, then swings open

I'm trying to determine the name of the type of hinge that when actuated pops outwards (or inwards) before allowing the object it's attached to to rotate open. The only examples I can think of that ...
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Re-assemble vintage (1960's) Schlage front door knob assembly

Refurbishing front door of 1960's MCM house. Fully functional brass Schlage door lock with large rosettes on front and back. I began to disassemble to clean by pushing on collar pinhole closest to ...
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trimming height of Masonite door

I have acquired a Masonite barn door, without hardware (the rail and roller wheels). It is 84" tall, but the place where I need to install it has an obstruction (on the wall where the door ...
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Where am I going wrong with hanging doors?

I am in the process of finishing my basement and I had all of the primed prehung doors installed. I removed them all to paint and change out the hardware to a different color. Ordered the exact same ...
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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 to repair a shed door that is rotting at the base?

We've neglected our shed for a long time. I put in some wood filler many years back but we were abroad for a few years and then had other priorities when we returned. It now looks like this, (tennis ...
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How to secure threshold of exterior door on concrete slab

I am replacing an entrance with one like this three-pane design with a door in the middle and two side panels: The door will swing over a concrete slab inside, requiring about a 1 inch raise above ...
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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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Patio Door identification

I'm trying to find a replacement panel for a patio door. Does anyone know what the door would be based on this label I found on it? Thanks
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Should I trim a door to fit a 1930s doorframe or reset the frame?

What you're looking here is a 90 year old door frame. A previous owner threw the original door out, encased the old frame in laminated chipboard and put in a sliding door. I've bought a brand new ...
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What type of weatherstripping has two mating metal strips?

We have a door on one of our entry ways that has this sort of aluminum weather stripping. One part attaches to the door, the other to the frame, and then they sort of fit together in an interlocking ...
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Storm Door closer that allows over 90 degrees of opening

Is there a type of Storm Door closer that allows the door to open over 90 degrees? In a lot of commercial spaces you’ll see those door closers with hinged folding 2 piece arms which allow an almost ...
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Pull-up bar above double door's wall, safety

Question Is it safe to use a wall mounted pull-up bar above a double wide door? The image below shows the door in question. Notes Above the door, there are 3 cripple studs above the door, as indicated ...
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How to remove old expandable foam weatherseal

How does one remove old expandable foam weatherseal from a wooden doorframe? I’ve bought some new stuff, but I don’t know how to go about removing the old from the doorframe.
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I cracked my door at the door handle plate. What can I use to fix and reattach the door handle?

I cracked my door at the door handle plate. What can I use to fix and reattach the door handle?
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How can I repair my sagging shower door?

Not too long ago our shower door started sagging, and now it’s bad enough it won’t close. Which means when we shower water spills all over the place- and one of these days I just know it’s going to ...
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Handleset Identification

Changing the lock fixtures on my house for the first time and hit a snag when disassembling the handleset. I bought a typical Schlage one (this one to be exact: https://www.build.com/schlage-f58-ply/...
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Manual and Automatic Door closing

Google is useless. I can't believe I am the only one out there looking for this solution. I want to be able to open and close my home and truck doors, normally as in manually with my hands, but I also ...
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Can this dishwasher door be repaired?

The bottom of our dishwasher door is damaged. Can it be repaired and brought back to a newish state? Or does the facade need to be replaced?
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Cleaning and lubing vintage door hardware

Which cleaner/lubricant should I use to restore this vintage door hardware? It is likely 100 years old. E.g. regular machine oil or gun cleaner/oil? Lock: Hinge:
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Can I remove prehung door from frame when installing?

I got nice solid core prehung interior door. It seems to have pretty weak frame, though and I see that hinge screws are protruding through it and the door is attached to the frame with nails on ...
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Undercut Metal Door Jambs

I am installing floating floors in a 1970s condo where the door frames are metal. Side jambs are right against the concrete subfloor with no gaps. I tried an oscillating tool with Bosch carbide-...

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