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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How can I repair scratches on a painted French door?

A dog chewed up our solid wood, painted french doors. The tricky part is he got the trim between the glass panes and along the edge where the doors meet. If we want to repair ourselves can someone ...
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Position of door stop vs lock striker plate

When positioning the door stop after installing a lock set striker plate on an interior door (e.g. bathroom, bedroom etc) should I give the door more wiggle room (the striker plate allows the latch to ...
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Installing an entry door with sidelights

Anyone have any experience creating a custom size door sidelight? I would like to install an entry door with one sidelight where I currently have a window. I would like to stay in the same size as ...
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Double glazed solid door rebate size

I have a large double glazing unit (1220mm x 610mm) that I would like to use in a new external door I'm making out of red grandis hard wood. I plan on rebating the glazing surround, leaving the "...
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Solid wood front door seasonal swelling makes latching deadbolt difficult

My front door is solid wood and in the summer it swells making it difficult to latch the deadbolt (I have to lean my weight into the door to latch from the inside or pull on the handle from the ...
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Antique Schlage Door Knob - Can't reassemble

From an old Schlage outside/inside door knob (I think it dates back to the 1950's). I can't find where the retaining clip goes. The front of the door is a handle with an old-fashioned lever
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installing prehung doors ez-hang kits

I'm going to be replacing many hollow core interior doors with solid core doors and I want to replace the jambs with VGDF (vertical grain doug fir) to match the doors, so I'm going with pre-hung doors ...
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Where can I find handle-operated flushbolts for French doors?

I am going to be building a set of custom interior French doors and would like one of them to latch into the door frame, while the other door is a normal door latch. However, I want the latching ...
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How to create a peephole in a door without a hole?

the entrance door is without hole, but I would like to be with a peephole. How we can create this
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door not sitting flush with weatherstripping

I've got an exterior door that isn't tight to the weather stripping on the latch side. The door is level and plumb. The door has a deadbolt and separate knob lock. If I bring the knob strike plate ...
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Sealing a closet door that has a gas fired water heater in it

Does anyone know how to make a self sealing door? There's a bedroom in my basement, and it has a door in there that allows you access into the HVAC room (which can be entered from another door in ...
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How to remove latch assembly that is stuck in edge bore?

I want to replace a door knob, but I have 2 problems: After removing the door knob, I can't remove the latch assembly from the edge bore. Is there a mechanism to remove this from the door, or is it ...
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How should I reattach my patio door weather strip?

I have a patio door and the weather strip appears to have come off. It's looks like it's designed to snap into place, but I can't figure out how to do it. Any ideas?! Here's the door with the groove ...
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Cannot remove door knob — totally inaccessible!

My laundry room door knob locked up yesterday and the door can't be opened. A thorough search revealed no screws, latches or any discernible way to remove the knob. I got the door knob off with pliers ...
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Kids locked the door Then tried to open it without the knob…any advice that won’t cost me a door?

I really can’t afford another door right now and I need this bathroom... can ya help a fella out?
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Replacing Door Header After Pocket Door Removal

I'm in the middle of opening up a doorway where a pocket door once lived. This is in the first floor of a single story home in a wall that runs along the I-beam (which is below this floor in the ...
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Stripped screw in door knob

I have a stripped screw in my door handle. I tried drilling it to hopefully get a better grip but ended up messing it up further. I believe that i have drilled deep enough to the point where the shank ...
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Fixing hinge on a screen door

The screen door hit the jam this morning and taking a look I see the lower hinge has pulled out. It's held into the aluminium frame using what appear to be sheet metal screws, and I don't think there'...
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Installing a Heavy Sliding Barn Door into Metal Studs

I'm looking to install a single, sliding barn door in the 2nd bedroom of my condo. The door is solid MDF and weighs 200 lbs, including the metal rail and sliding wheels. And being in a condo, I'm ...
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How can I find a three square panel door similar to this one?

I've spent a while online trying to find a door like the one below that I could buy to replace it. My search term has been 'three square panel carved door'. Nothing even close. And I can't find a ...
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Can I paint a door without removing it from the hinges?

I watched a This Old House video that recommended taking the door off its hinges to paint it horizontal. I would rather not do that if it's not necessary. May I leave it in place? I'm going to ...
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Non-substantial remote door locking options for indoor rooms?

I need to be able to secure a couple indoor rooms with wireless locks. These don't need to be substantial locks since they're just inside a house, but unfortunately I'm not seeing any real wireless ...
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vinyl plank flooring, entry way door trim question

I am installing vinyl plank flooring. I am stuck at the door. The problem is that I have a gap (for expansion) that is near to entry door. I want to hide this gap as this looks ugly (see image ...
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How to insulate the inside of a door

I am building a sliding door with a frame made of 2x2s covered with plywood panels on each side. I would like to make it reasonably soundproof and was planning on filling the void with some insulation ...
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New (2019) Chamberlain 3/4 HP belt drive door opener

I was wondering if I buy a second wall mount door control, identical to the one supplied, can it be wired in in parallel from a second location with a two wire circuit paralleled to the existing at ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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New front door handle/deadbolt installation

New front door handle/deadbolt installation will not lock from inside house using knob will lock from outside using key but key will not come out until key is turned back into unlock position
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Door lock hole drilled too big

I drilled a bigger hole over an existing one on my door so I could put a new lock on. Unfortunately I drilled the hole too big. Now the lock is too to small to install. Any suggestions?
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Replacing Door Sweep in Track from House to Garage?

There is an anomalous door sweep/pad (I'm not really sure what it is honestly) in the door track leading from our house to the garage. (I would call it the garage door, but this might lead to ...
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Sliding Glass Door Locked from the Outside?

How in the world could a sliding glass door lock on your from the outside. I only open it at the handle and do not touch the latch or pin. This happened to me recently and got locked out while out ...
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Why isn't door casing mitered to meet base trim?

Question Up Front Why are door trims at the floor not cut at 45° like everything else is? Is it a style thing, or is there a functional reason for it? Details I have noticed in many houses that the ...
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Bottom rail of wood panel door falling off

I have a 20 year old, wood panel exterior door with a loose bottom rail. It looks like it's sliding off on one side. How can I fix it? If the rail is attached with a tenon I know I can just nail or ...
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Door not flush to door stop at the top but is at the bottom

I have recently replaced an interior door and the door now bows away from the door stop at the top (latch side) about a 1/4 inch but is about flush at the bottom . I am at a loss for how to correct ...
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Replacing exterior door sill - making it fit

I'm replacing the aluminum threshold for my exterior basement door. I bought a new one but it seems to be a little taller than the original. It's adjustable but can't go any lower. If I remove the ...
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What is the easiest way to get rid of a very large patio door?

We have an 8'x14' patio door at a house we are doing. Dumpster is gone. We are going to reframe for windows. The door is has a metal frame and it is in 3 panels - made in 60s. Breaking it ...
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Is there a jig for standard door handles?

I can't seem to find a jig for standard lever handles. There only seems to be jigtech available. The hole for my spindle is too big for the handles and would be seen. Is there a jig for these types of ...
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How should I fasten strips of 15mm plywood to a sheet of the same?

I've got a sheet of 15mm plywood which I need to build a door out of. Basically I want to cut the door in one sheet and use the leftover for reinforcing the edges by adding a layer on each side. Will ...
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Hanging Internal Doors - is a frame made from 2 x 2's strong enough

I have recently removed some light hollow wardrobe doors from a frame made of 2 x 2's and have just had delivered some reclaimed pine doors to put in their place. I want to know if the frame made of ...
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Solid door on top of hollow apartment door to reduce outside noise?

To reduce hallway noise I'd like to replace my hollow apartment door with a solid one, but I'm renting and can't do that (I tried mass loaded vinyl, movers blankets, etc.; it's not enough). So I'm ...
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Want to solidly fill gap between concrete and exterior door plate

I recently installed an exterior double door. On the one side, the concrete floor slopes down, so I raised that side with shims. The bottom plate is level. I can cut and replace these shims with ...
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Can an entry door unit with sidelight be disassembled and reversed?

My front door has this configuration: I'd like to swap the door with the side panel to obtain this configuration (without flipping anything): Would that be feasible? By feasible, I mean simple ...
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Sliding closet doors with 3 doors has narrowed opening

I have a 83" width closet so I used two 72" closet doors. Basically, it is 3 doors on 2 tracks However it is weird because the opening is way too small: 83-72 = 11" It is because the front two doors ...
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Trimmed too deep on door side, can I save this edge?

On the long side of my door, I was trimming using a saw (I know, I now own a planer) and my angle was too deep. I realized it and stopped, so now I have a cut with the outside piece still attached at ...
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How does a contractor determine the water performance rating needed for a sliding glass door?

We had our home recently renovated, and after a large rain, during AZ's last monsoon season, we found a large puddle on water in the house back our new sliding glass door. After determining we didn't ...
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What size door jamb should I order for a non-standard wall thickness?

So I have this 1961 year old House. These days, when sheathing (plywood) is placed, it's placed directly on the structural studs, and nailed. But my house has this strip of 11/16" wood placed ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one?

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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How big is a framed opening for a door relative to the finished door opening width?

How much space should be allowed between studs to allow for a door? For example, if the finished door has a 30" opening, then what should be the distance between the framing studs that enclose the ...
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How to remove this door knob and plate with no obvious screws

So I've been trying to take out a sticky door knob to give it some grease and tigthen up the loose jiggles, but I can't figure out how to remove the full knob. I removed the end bit and don't know ...
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Do doors with overlapping swings violate building regulations in the UK?

I am buying a new build property and the cloakroom door swing overlaps the kitchen door swing, so if someone is coming out of the cloakroom at the same time as someone coming out of the kitchen they ...
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Should I replace the door hinge or add a new pin?

I have a bi-fold door which uses door hinge that connects two doors of the bi-fold door. It has three hinges and two of them require some work as follows: Hinge 1 - The pin is missing entirely. ...