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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Badly chewed exterior door frame

I have a three-season sun porch off the back of the house. When the dog was younger and out there, he just chewed the heck out of the door frame. There's a framing piece, perpendicular to the face of ...
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How does one identify the left-right adjustment screw on the lead door of a set of bifold doors?

(Sorry for lengthy exposition of background: I don't really have a sense of which details are relevant and which can be safely omitted.) I have a set of exterior bifold doors, on which I only ever use ...
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Exterior Door - Jam Placement

I'm installing a pre-hung exterior door on the back of the garage. The door jam is 4 9/16" wide. The total width of the wall (interior face to exterior face) is about 5 3/4" The door jam is ...
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Door seal rubber - how to bring it back to shape?

Wondering if anyone has got any ideas that doesn't involve taking the whole frame/door apart for the following issue... There's a set of 4 bifold garden doors, and when installing a clip on blind the ...
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Should frameless glass shower door hinges be screwed into the wall at an angle?

I recently had shower glass & door installed - but the shower door hinges have their screws (ones that go into the tile wall) are screwed in at an angle, so they do not sit flush against the hinge....
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What type of threshold weather-stripping goes here?

This is for an external door to the garage. It originally had some rubber weatherstrip in it, but it was all busted up and falling apart and dry so that it squeaked really badly. I stupidly didn't ...
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Is minor leaking at bottom corners of exterior doors normal or acceptable?

I worked with a contractor who installed 2 French Doors and one "normal" door. All of them leak at the bottom corners. 2 of them are minor, but if I put a paper towel in the corner when it ...
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Can my garage electrical panel be right beside the door?

My house has a single-car garage, with the whole house's electrical panel on its exterior wall. I'm thinking about adding a bump-out on the garage to make space for a second car. The problem is that ...
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How to Replace bottom of exterior door

I have a 1938 house. The back door which is half glass on top is solid wood. There is rot at the bottom because of no weather protection. I’d like to replace with a new solid piece of wood. Not sure ...
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How can I repair a large hole in an interior door?

I locked myself out and didn't have proper tools to get in, so I drilled a hole directly above the door knob so that I could fit my hand in to unlock it. There is also damage to the outer edge where ...
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How to repair a French Door latch that's keeping the door from opening

I have an exterior French door that, in addition to the normal door latch, also has bars that extend both upward and downward as part of the latch mechanism. The door handle is used to extend these ...
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How do I porperly identify which sensor wires are which for my pre-wired garage door openers?

I am going to install 2 garage door openers and I'm stuck on wiring the sensors. For each garage door I have 1 x 22-2 wire on one side of the door and 2 x 22-2 wire runs on the other side of the door. ...
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Using "interior" door lever on an exterior door

I'm replacing the doorknob on my front door; I like the look of this lever, but it's described as For use on interior doors requiring no locking functionality, such as hallway or closet doors. (...
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How can I keep a deadbolt functional in a door that moves with the seasons?

I have a garage man door that shifts so much in winter that I cannot unlock the deadbolt to open the door. I think it shifts up due to the frost/thaw cycles during the cold winter. Everything goes ...
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Why can't mortise locks be installed upside down?

I purchased a mortise lock for a gate today and the person at the shop told me to make sure I install it right side up — lock on top and handle on bottom — and that a lot of customers install them ...
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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Previous owner decided to recess the hinge plate below the previous (larger) hinge plate. While the door closes, you have to pull it closes otherwise it will "spring" back open. The door ...
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How to repair a bulged exterior door threshold?

A newly installed door has become very sticky at the bottom. Inspection shows the bottom portion of frame is bulging up. My guess is that the wood used to prop up the door threshold has swollen due to ...
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What is the protective plate on a door lock called?

Some doors have this plate that guards the latch mechanism. For some reason my search-fu is failing, I found tons of diagrams of lock and door parts but I can't find that plate. What is that called?
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How do I find a locking doorknob for an existing door with a non-standard backset?

I'm trying to replace a lockless interior door's knob with one with a lock (not a "privacy lock", but an exterior-door-type key lock). The existing hole and knob has a non-standard backset ...
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Cracks appearing on window and door frames (not the wall) all over a newly purchased home

I've noticed thin cracks becoming visible on multiple door and window frames where the horizontal and vertical wood of the frames join (on the corners.) It appears they were just painted over and they ...
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How to construct a door header without enough height?

Is it possible to construct an exterior door header over a 6' opening without enough space for a 10" header? One of the previous home owners installed this addition over an existing patio. ...
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Door Jamb and Moulding as Load Bearing?

Recently I've been working on replacing the moulding around the doors in my home, but I've come across a bit of an oddity with the jamb - It's the same piece of wood as the moulding. I thought it was ...
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Door hardware need to replace [closed]

I need to replace this door hardware but not sure how or where to search. I have checked eBay but there are so many and hard to know what one for sure will work . Any help would be great.
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Resources for repairing double swing door (center pin style)

My Google skills have failed me in my task today - I have a double swing cafe-style door between my living room and kitchen that the top pin has become loose on - it appears to me the door is sitting ...
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Mortise latch gets stuck

I had to replace my mortice latch as it cracked inside. It's happened to another door couple of years ago and replaced with no issues but this time on a different door the latch gets stuck when handle ...
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Shower door for a Attic shower

I am working on adding a shower in the attic. The hard part is that the attic ceiling is at an angle and I am looking to find options for the shower door. Could anyone suggest any solutions to that?? ...
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Ideas of how to fit a door here?

I’m about to start working on putting a door here but I’m thinking of how I should do it. Here’s a video - the opening is a bit awkward, I’ve thought that I’m going to have to trim the shelves where ...
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Can this door be repaired?

I removed all four corner screws from my shower door in order to adjust sag. Unfortunately whatever is inside the door pulled away from the holes and now I can no longer reinstall the screws that I ...
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Barn doors that angle into the entry way

I have just installed barn doors into a livingroom entry. (approx 6ft opening) It is 2 doors on a single track with offset. The issue I'm having is the doors are angling INTO the entryway. There is ...
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How to change the cylinder on this Esety barlock?

My main door has a vertical reinforcement bar that locks into the ground and above the door. Unfortunately, it does not share the same key as the main door lock on the left. I would like to replace ...
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Closet door too short

I'm looking to install a sliding closet door in my office. The height of my doorway is 100 inches but the only standard sliding door I was able to find was 96 inch. Theres a 1-2 inch adjustment but ...
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How to repair or at least hide cracks in wooden door panel?

I have a door with cracks running along the grain on one of the panels: Its a solid wood door, not a composite material nor hollow. These go all the way through although they are not as obvious on ...
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Locking Sliding Closet Doors

I need to lock my bedroom closet doors. There are two doors that can slide - one door in front, and one door behind. (Bypass doors) There is an overlap in the center of the two of about 2.5 inches ...
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Options for insulating glass sliding patio door in master bedroom other than replacing it?

Our master bedroom is a lot colder than any other room in the house. From what I can see, the patio door is leaking in a lot of cold. We don't want to replace the entire patio door right now. Looking ...
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Mold around doorknob?

Any ideas on why this one outside door may be growing what appears to be mold around the doorknob? It doesn't happen on any other outside doors (or on the inside of this door) and after painting over ...
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How can I keep my storm door from dragging on the threshold?

I have an aluminium double glazed door that has dropped slightly and is dragging in the lower corner opposite the hinges. I can't see how to adjust these hinges. Under the black dust caps there is ...
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Leaking Door Newly Installed By Pro

We just got a new door installed by a professional and there seems to be a bunch of leaks in the door. I am not sure if this is normal or not on a new door install and if they are easy to fix myself ...
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How should I replace door chime transformer at breaker panel?

I'm replacing a door chime transformer with a new 16v 30va transformer to accommodate a new Ring doorbell. The existing transformer is attached in our circuit breaker panel through a knock out at the ...
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Frame a door under or around a beam?

I am looking to frame in a room in our unfinished basement. In the picture, I'm standing in the area that I want to finish, and I want to put a door in that approximate location to allow egress to ...
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Help identifying the manufacturer of a door by its sticker

I have 4 steel entry doors on my house. 3 have matching stickers and 1 is the odd ball sticker but the door looks the exact same (for what it's worth). I'm hoping this amazing group can help identify ...
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Fixing a door hinge when the part of the board it was attached to is gone?

In a house built in 1950 there is a door in the basement that the top hinge is connected but the bottom hinge is not attached because the part of the board it was attached to is gone. I do not know ...
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What is a good temporary seal for 1-2 inch gap between window pane and door frame?

I am a lodger in a large old house. My landlady, who is in her 60s, asked me to draft proof the rear door in the kitchen. There is a large gap between the top of the panel of double glazing in the ...
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What is this conservatory door part called?

There is draft of cold air coming into the house from my conservatory door. I have noticed that there is a small plastic part that is broken and has left a hole at the bottom of the door. I don't know ...
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Is a backing stud on the lock side of a door against an intersecting wall necessary?

I'm looking at adding a hollow-core door across a finished hallway. On one side of the hall, there's already a stud inside the wall where I intend to install the door. This would be the hinge side of ...
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What is this mechanism on my door jamb called?

What is this mechanism on my door jamb called? It’s screwed to the door frame where a striker plate would be, and acts like one, except the black plastic part retracts instead of the striker on the ...
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What to look for

I have a door that is stuck closed and it looks like the frame of the door is getting pushed on from a shift in the opening. What should I be looking for when I open the drywall up to find the issue?
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How to improve the insulation seal on French Doors to stop drafts?

I have a few french that go to the outside in my house. They look like below, the right door swings out while the left door typically remains closed. In the above photo, the area circled in red is ...
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How can I disassemble and remove my Kwikset deadbolt? [duplicate]

I cant get this lever off to take the face plate off. I took off the screw behind the lever but still won’t come off.
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On which hinge(s) should hinge pin doorstops be installed?

My solid doors have three hinges. On some of them I need to use hinge pin stops. On which hinge(s) should doorstops be installed?
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How should I fix cracking wood around door lock?

Old door, the wood around the lock is breaking apart. Today a chunk of the material fell off. The chunk that fell off feels like rock and not wood. I wonder it they previously try to patch it up with ...

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