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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 take off my top track sliding doors?

How do I take these sliding doors off? There is a post in the middle of them that prevents me lifting them up off the track and angling them out from the bottom. Thank you in advance p.s. they are top ...
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How can I allow 911 first responders to access a locked residence? [closed]

What if I live alone and cannot unlock the door during an emergency? What can I do to enable 911 responders to enter my residence without tearing down the door?
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Adjacent doors hitting each other [closed]

I have two doors at a 90-degree angle to one another and the doors hit each other when they are opened the full way. I guess I could mount a door stop on one of the doors, but it seems kind of weird ...
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Water leaking into house through sliding glass door, could missing flashing be the cause?

Newly renovated house, after the last big rain here in Arizona, we noticed that our sliding glass door let water into the house. It appeared to come into the tracks somehow, but I emptied 5 gallons ...
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How to properly frame/finish “trimless” interior doors?

I decided to try a couple of "trimless" interior doors in my add-on room, like this pic. No trim, no cut, line etc. Just smooth drywall up to the actual door opening. It turned out pretty well, ...
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How can I fix a door with a damaged knob hole?

Help need help fixing door. Is this still fixable or not?
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Sliding glass door

I want to leave the fixed side of my sliding glass door and install an exterior door on the moveable side, can this be done if so what would I need to do.
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Range Hood vent and rules regarding distance from windows/doors

I want to exhaust my range hood directly through the wall. I have a brick veneer house. There are 2 windows and a door close by. What rules need to be followed?
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New garage door trips breaker

We have a 3 car garage. We had 3 new garage openers installed. Genie Machforce. They are on their own 20 amp breaker. They periodically keep tripping breaker usually when you double hit the button or ...
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Trimming hollow doors without circular saw?

I am currently looking to replace the old doors in my house. The doors themselves are probably 50+ years old and therefore have very noticeable signs of wear and tear. Just to make sure I can do it, I ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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How do I install this type of door-bottom weatherstrip?

I had a local shop (now closed since the owners retired) hang some door slabs for me and they included a weatherstrip with each door that looks like this: They left them off presumably because the ...
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How to cut a door wrapped in sheet metal

In my kitchen I have a dumb waiter; the door is 1" thick solid wood wrapped in 1/16" sheet metal. I removed the old door knob (that's the hole in the photo) to make room for a flush pull. I need to ...
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Two way door lock for thin door

I'm converting one of the rooms in my 1840 house into an office. The thing is I have 5 kids and need to be able to lock the door so I can have some level of quiet. I also don't want the kids tinkering ...
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How to frame up to basement exterior door

We have a basement exterior door flush with concrete foundation. The front of our bottom plate is about 9 inches away from foundation due to plumbing pipes. We do not want to move the door. We are ...
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Is it a bad idea to drill a hole through this door frame to pass wires?

I want to pass my ethernet, speaker and sub wires into my newly built media/bar cabinet, but I hate having to pass them under the door, so I'd like to drill a hole as shown by the green circle in the ...
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Weatherproof stainable gap filler for rail to stile joint

I'm refinishing an entry door. There is a small gap between the bottom rail and the stile. (1/16" or less, I'd say.) I want to fill that gap to prevent water infiltration, but I'm concerned that, with ...
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Add bars / dowels to cabinet

I've recently purchased an entertainment center which I want to make into a dog kennel. The dog is small (16lbs) and will fit comfortably behind the doors in the unit attached. I've search endlessly ...
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How deep should my entryway be?

The side entrance to my house is just off the driveway and most people enter the house from there. This is the entrance to my wife's office which is a now enclosed slab porch. If the door is open, or ...
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Laundry closet door wont close

Live in a condo and stacked washer/dryer are in a closet. New w/d installed, but now closet door wont close as w/d stick out 1/2 inch more than old w/d. There is trim molding around door. Can we ...
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Hardware for a barn/sliding door that cantilevers into free space when open

I've salvaged an old door from a neighbor's demolition to upgrade the door of my small laundry closet. I thought it would be interesting to mount the door as a sliding barn door, both as a visual ...
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Should I tile under bathroom door?

I was laying out tile in a half bathroom before wondering if I should tile under the door or not. The picture below shows the tile (top), plywood subfloor where the door will be (middle), and ...
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Door very stiff, how to fix?

My home's door has been replaced with a heavier fire door, however it's super stiff now and requires a lot of strength to open. I think the door itself is quite heavy, but I also think that the '...
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What's the name of the “tongue” of a mortise lock?

A mortise lock has one or two "tongues" that enter into the frame of the door to keep the door closed, one that is pushed by a spring and moved using the handle, and the other is moved by the key. ...
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What's the name of a mortise lock that uses no key?

I need to buy a door lock that uses handles and that requires a pocket—the mortise—to be cut into the door. Something like this one or like this one. But one that uses no key nor any other locking ...
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schlage deadbolt key just spins back and forth

I have a deadbolt where you sometimes can't open it, the key turns a quarter turn but doesn't seem to "move the deadbolt" as it were. Or sometimes the key can't even turn at all. It doesn't "spin ...
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Door Replacement: Pre-Hung doors vs Slab doors

A building needs to have its doors replaced: when does it make sense to replace with a slab and when does it make sense to replace with a pre-hung door? The doors need to be replaced because they are ...
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What's the widest two-by size for a door frame I can use without warping becoming an issue?

In order to be able to connect the outside (brick/masonry) and inside (lumber framing) structural elements, I need to use 2x10, anything shallower won't do. However, I'm reluctant to use lumber that ...
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Why doesn't my garage door opener close the door?

I am currently having an issue where my garage door remote does not work when attempting to close the door. I have done a fair bit of research which suggested the light bulb next to the motor/antennae ...
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Alarms on Doors that have Access to a Pool

I am finishing up renovating my pool and I changed the configuration of the barrier fence I previously had. I now use my house itself as the 4th side to keep the pool deck open (since our kids are ...
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How to remove Schlage knob / handle

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove the door knob/handle pictured below. I've poked in just about every hole I can find to look for a release mechanism on both the handle and knob ...
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How to remove door hinge cap?

I have a door that swings open, I’ve watched a few videos about removing the pin and bending it to stop the swing. Unfortunately none of the videos I’ve watched have a hinge like mine, in the photo ...
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Are these structural issues or just common settling cracks? Older home built in 1972

See pics above. Small but just want to make sure these are normal.
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Header question for newly created exterior basement door

I have an 1888 Victorian. I have hired a contractor to create an egress exterior door going into my basement. Originally the door to access the basement was on ground level but we needed to dig down ...
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Reattach quarter-round molding under front door

The quarter-round molding under my front door came off recently when I opened the door. The molding was attached to the doorsill with two different kinds of adhesive. Apparently the rubber weather ...
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Door knob installation direction

I bought this new set of door knob and strangely the screws are positioned vertically like below photo. Also the lock in vertical is unlock. Is that right? UPDATE 1 It is this model that I bought ...
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Barrel/“Paris” hinge pivot orientation

I've seen some doors in Europe with mixed barrel hinge (Fr. "paumelle de Paris") orientation. Unusually these have the pivot pointing up, but occasionally I've seen a door with one of hinges mounted ...
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Fitting newer metal exterior door to older (50's) door frame

The new door fits in the frame but #1 is very tight side to side and figure if I could shave 1/8" off the latch side it would be enough to open and close properly and #2 the metal door is thicker by ...
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What type of door can I install in a wide cased opening without damaging the flooring?

We rent a house and we’d like to install doors in the 50” open doorframe between the master bedroom and the sunroom. We thought of French Doors, but the owner doesn’t want us to drill in the wood ...
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Craftsman 3/4 hp garage door won’t go down.

I have a craftsman 3/4 hp garage door that will not go down, sometimes it goes down about 2 inches then back up and flashes 10 times. It will go all the way down if I hold the wall button until it ...
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Do the doors on my utility closet need to be vented steel?

Our home is on a slab foundation, our furnace and hot water tank are in a closet. Currently we have vented steel bi-folding doors, I'm looking to replace the doors. Do they need to be steel and vented?...
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Which router bit should I use to recess a door hinge using a template

I've just made my 1st template and used it to rout out a set of hinges . I was very surprised to learn that the usual approach was to use a guide bush and a straight 2 fluted bit. This involved ...
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what's the easiest way to fix this door?

This is just a basic North American door, hollow core. It got damaged and I'd like to fix it so I don't get dinged on the rental deposit. What I was planning to do was: measure door take a color ...
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What is the point of this doorway “header”, and can I simply remove it?

We're remodeling a room with a severely undersized doorway - it is much shorter than the standard 6'8", so much so that I hit my head on the jamb if I don't duck when walking through it. After ...
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replacing door leading into sunroom

We want to replace the sliding door that leads from our family room to our sunroom with French double doors. Can we replace it with indoor doors? Or do we need outdoor doors? The sun room has other ...
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Adding permanent bolt holes in a sliding door

I need to cover 3 large windows in a sliding door every winter. I want to be able to use the same mounting holes every year. The outside of the door seems to be aluminium with wood between. Tee nuts ...
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What's the proper way to attach an exterior door threshold?

I'm adding a hardwood threshold to bridge the gap between interior hardwood flooring and an exterior threshold leading out to our flat roof deck. My question(s): I've got the piece fitted and plan on ...
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How to find “doorskin”? [closed]

Regarding this question: What exactly is doorskin? Mine is not a duplicate because the one above does not fully answer my question, exactly how can I find this product or something similar? I'm ...
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Doorknob sticks if door closes hard

I'm having trouble with the doorknob on the door that goes from inside my house to the attached garage. I installed a new doorknob (Kwikset brand, exterior) a while ago. It works perfectly if the ...
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How to modify door lock, so it doesn't automatically locks?

I live in Germany, where all doors I saw are automatically locked when closed. So, when one closes the front door, one also needs the key to open it. So, what do I need to do to prevent the front ...