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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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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How can I determine if metal parts are stainless steel?

I want to mount a plexiglass logo-plate on my home-office main door, but I had to buy these standoffs. I bought them on Amazon where the claim was they were stainless steel (inoxidizable). I have ...
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How to soundproof sliding door/wall?

I am currently renting a room, that was a living room once, and one side of of walls are just pieces of wood that you can slide on a track. I use the middle one as my "door". But there is a ...
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Do I need this special strike plate on my laundry room to garage entry? It's creating problems with a new lock

Good day everyone. I recently replaced my existing keyed Schlage lock with a keypad security lock on the door from my mudroom to my garage. The door is metal and the frame/jamb has thick rubber/...
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How to shim a doorknob latch plate

I'm replacing all the doorknobs in my new house. The new knobs "latch plates" (not sure what the proper term is) are thinner than the old ones, so they sit a bit too deep in the space that ...
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Finding replacement upvc door keeps

We've recently moved into a new house and we've found that some of the doors are not closing properly. We had a locksmith in to change the locks and he mentioned that we needed to get a 'keep' for ...
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My apartment door unlocked by itself. Can anyone offer an explanation please?

My apartment door unlocked itself.....a wood kind of one with a round door handle that key goes into. I shook it when I was leaving to make sure it was locked then I came home to find it unlocked.......
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How to “lock” a bathroom door without drilling or spending too much money?

I am currently renting an apartment with a few flatmates, but it seems that the keys to the bathroom door have been lost. The owner of the apartment is not open to modifications. We are trying to find ...
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No water in door of Samsung French door style refrigerator

Have a Samsung RF24J9960S4 refrigerator - french door style with soda dispenser. Over several weeks the water dispenser reduced its water volume. New filter or no filter made no difference. Now there ...
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exterior door to landing mininum height

does anyone know what the minimum exterior door to landing height is in MA. I know the max is 7 3/4 but I dont know the minimum. I'm getting conflicting information that it can't be less than 6 inches,...
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Door trim coming off?

Hoping to get some insight, or light in this dark forest. I live in Vancouver Canada. This winter I noticed the exterior door by the garage was leaking. I believe it was leaking from the bottom-side ...
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Replacing a screen door

Recently, our patio screen door has begun to show damage and the screen itself has started to peel off of the damaged frame. We are now looking to replace it. We measured the door as 36 1/2 inches ...
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Problem attaching the door of the storage unit of a IKEA MALM desk

I recently bought and assembled a MALM desk. The assembly went smoothly with no issue until the last step where I need to attach the door. The hinges and the brackets are screwed in in their right ...
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How to install casings on 5/8" drywall and 1/2" window/door jambs

I have a room framed with windows and door with jambs sized for 1/2 drywall. I would like to install 3/4" X 3 1/2" casing, see illustration, around them. I would also like to install 5/8&...
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How much tolerance is there for a frameless glass shower door?

I did a shower remodel that involved moving a wall and re-tiling my shower. The new width for the door opening is 33.5 inches. I see pre-made frameless glass shower doors that are listed as being ...
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Inserting Glass Pane in Wooden Door

I have a hallway door that is 1 3/4" thick. I'd like to be able to see through the door, what is the best way to go about this? I see glass panes are available for purchase Here but all that ...
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Potential danger installing longer strike plate screws?

Just changed the locks on my house today, and I noticed that the strike plate screws that came with my new deadbolts are much longer than the existing strike plate screws. I'm using the old screws for ...
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How to repair the bottom wooden panel in an exterior glass door

The door is in a very good shape, apart from the lower panel. It appears that the seal was not properly installed and caused water damage to the lower panel. There are multiple doors like this. Some ...
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Door threshold/sill from unfinished concrete garage floor

I have a detached garage with a bare, unfinished concrete slab. The side door has a step down to grade. The old threshold was so rotted when we moved in, I couldn't tell you much of anything about it. ...
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Filling a screw hole that turned crooked and broke the surface of a hollow core door

I installed the hardware for this pocket door about 1/8" too close to the front edge of the door. The screw holes are not only in the wrong place now, but they turned diagonal and broke out the ...
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Best/easiest way to install access door to dead space in house

I have a roughly 6'x6' dead space on my second floor that was previously used to run exhaust pipes for my gas water heater and gas heater on the ground floor. This dead space currently has no access, ...
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What should I use for an interior door threshold if the clearance is only 1/2”?

I just had hardwood floors installed in my office and I need to install a threshold to cover where the hallway carpet and hardwood join. The challenge is, the clearance is only 1/2” under the door (a ...
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How do I find a fire-rated door that won't dent easily?

I recently bought a metal fire-rated door at Lowe's for the doorway from my house to my garage. In putting it into my van, it bumped into a dolly cart. I was surprised to see that it was dented from ...
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Trying to determine appropriate beam size for a header on a large sliding glass door

I am considering installing a large sliding glass door in an Exterior wall with load from both interior 2 story slopped ceiling joists/rafters (new door going into 9' end) and on the other side is an ...
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How can I repair this rotten entry threshold? [closed]

My entry door threshold is sunk into the concrete from the driveway and leaking. How can I repair this sunken threshold? OR, what kind of contractor should I get to repair it for me?
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What type of screws/anchors to fasten a closer to a steel door

What are some proper screws or anchors to use for affixing something to a steel walk-in door? The example for this question will be attaching an automatic closer to an exterior steel door. The door is ...
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How do I prevent an interior door from latching?

I have an interior door (with doorknobs, not handles) that auto-closes. I would like, most of the time, to be able to just push the door open and not have to turn the knob. However, I don’t want a ...
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Help mounting trimmed hollow bifold doors

I recently bought an older house with 4 closets that have the bi-folding hollow closet doors like those from Jeld-Wen. Upon inspection 2 sets of doors had to be thrown away as the mounting hardware ...
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How do I replace doors that are not standard sizes?

I have 12 doors in my apartment that need to be replaced. All of them are of non-standard sizes. My door frames are typically 6 cm too high for the standard doors available. The widths are all fine. ...
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What is the name of the retracting part of a dog lead?

I want to build a retracting insect screen having two of the retracting “bearings” holding a rod between, and having the mesh on the rod. I’ve spent hours of research to get the name of the part ...
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Location of manufacturer name on bifold doors

I asked a previous question on here about the adjustment of bifold doors. Since that didn't produce a resolution, I guess my next port of call is to ask the manufacturer. That leads to my next ...
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Ideas for redesigning laundry room entrance [closed]

We have a laundry room that's tight in space and with inconvenient entrance that I would like to redesign. As shown in picture, our laundry room is in first floor and its sitting in the entrance into ...
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How to build a secret bookcase door in a cased opening?

I'm looking to build a secret bookcase door to a room that is currently just has cased opening entry. The opening is roughly 82" x 80" and my thought process would be to have two doors that ...
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terms and prep for old style doorknobs

I like the look of old-fashioned doorknobs with a small rosette. I'm getting some new doors and thinking about boring and mortising them myself. My plan is to find old knobs, rosettes, locksets from ...
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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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Should basement staircase door have a passage or privacy knob? [closed]

I am replacing a door knob on first level that opens to staircase to the basement. Should this door have a passage or privacy knob? Thanks!
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How to remove door hinge cap

Realised that door started to squeaking and the sound is coming from the hinge. The pin cap is slightly bigger than the hinge. Found a video on YouTube that suggested to try with a vice wrench and tap ...
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What is the required distance of electrical panel from a door?

How close can I place a main electrical panel from an interior or exterior door? Is there a difference in distance if the panel is placed on the hinged or non-hinged side, or if it is inward or ...
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Dale - Lever screw on rosette internal door handles

We have bought 7 pairs x Dale lever handles with screw on rosette covers. I’ve fitted 2 doors with their handles with no problems but now found the remaining 5 screw on covers as supplied are too ...
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What options are available to align door's knob and lock to door frame

A rarely used exterior door mortise and tenon does not align. Although the door closes, the doorknob's tenon does not enter its mortise. The same is true for the deadbolt. The tenons shown in the ...
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Install door handles on opposite sides of a pocket door

I am new to DIY and bought some custom door handles; I'd like to install them on both sides of a pocket door, but I'm not sure how. I asked the manufacturer for an installation guide, but they haven't ...
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How to keep screws in a hollow door

I have a hollow core interior door. The screws for the handle keep pulling out. To fix this I've used the biggest screws that will fit. I've tried a couple of different types of glue, and I've tried ...
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Making sure this wall is just a partition and not load bearing

We are considering widening this existing opening and installing double doors. Is there any chance that this wall is load bearing? I was going to be overly cautious and put up temporary supports for ...
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Sliding Glass Door Mortise Lock Replacement

I live in Florida and I have a Hurricane sliding door there the lock has failed. I thought that this would be an easy thing to replace, but when I removed the screws to take the lock out, there is a ...
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Why isn't door knob tight to the door?

I installed a door knob earlier in the year and thought everything went fine. Come winter, my house was not retaining heat. Found that the outside half of the door knob was not sitting tight to the ...
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How to reduce the size of a door opening to fit smaller door?

I have a 1930s internal door frame which measures 810x2020mm. The door is missing so I'm looking to match it to other doors in the house which are 800x2010. The closest commonly available door sizes ...
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What type of door can be used for a utility room?

I currently have a louvered door to get into my utility room. The gaps in the door don't allow the basement to keep heat in. Is there a needed code that doesn’t allow for a solid wood door, or am I OK ...
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Resurface (or cover) damaged wood door?

I have an odd-sized wooden back door. The outer layers of wood on the lower half of the door are suffering water damage, but the core and inside of the door are fine. Is there a good way either to ...
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How to stop air leak in exterior door aluminum sill?

I found that one of my exterior doors are leaking cold air from beneath the door sill. The product installed is Endura Z-Articulating Cap Sill™ and Sealing System How can I seal it? Can I use ...

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