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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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Bypassing the door sensor of a dish washer

My dishwasher refuses to start. At first this was intermittent, now it is a permanent fault. The dishwasher thinks the door is open, but it is not. Machine in question: DCS DD24DUT7 88645-A I'm ...
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Can I convert a knob to deadbolt - in a steel door?

I have a fantastic commercial grade steel door. It has a regular knob (a very good one) and 2-3/4" spacing. Folks would rather have a deadbolt there instead of the knob. The door swings in. ...
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How to flatten a recessed door panel

I'm restoring the door to my dumb waiter. The door is 1" thick, plywood core, tin exterior (1/32"); the door is original and dates back to 1939. I want to make the door completely flat, then paint it, ...
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Entrance door warped when it’s warm outside

The entrance door to my apartment warps when temperatures rise. When outside temperatures are below 15–20°C, this effect is hardly noticeable, but in summer (I would say above 25°C) there is a ...
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Ideas for Door Opening that is 1 foot above adjoining room

I am renovating and add-on room at my house. The room is a converted outdoor patio which has concrete slab for flooring. In order to add a bathroom (toilet & drop-in shower combo), the decision ...
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Tightening a shower handle with no visible screws

We have a loose shower handle shown in the picture. There's a handle on either side of the glass door and we can see a threaded (3/16"?) rod inside. (The threaded part does not show on the picture.) ...
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Do I screw down the threshold over my Pergo laminate floors?

I recently replaced 1200 square feet of floors in my home with Pergo Outlast laminate flooring. The floors are done and everything is installed, but I was not sure if I am supposed to screw down the ...
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Brand of Handleset?

I need help to identify this handleset. Please do not suggest replacement because the homeowner's association will not allow that. I need to replace the thumb piece but cannot order it without ...
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Storm Door installation issue

I bought an Anderson Storm door that should fit a 36"x80" opening. However, the width of my opening is 35 1/4" which is less than the required 35 7/8". The height seems to be ok. What should I do? ...
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Adjust shower door that's not closing

Looking for suggestions to adjust our shower door that is no longer closing. The top corner is hitting the exterior frame. It's a frameless door with a continuous screw-less hinge. I haven't been ...
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Installing Kwikset Kevo on a door to control more than the deadbolt

I own door which the key not only controls the lock but also to open the door. There is no extra handle to open the actual door. You just turn they key once more and the door opens. I wish to install ...
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How to make a subwoofer that is also a clothes closet

I am building a tiny home and do not have room for a dedicated subwoofer. However, I am thinking about making a DIY multipurpose subwoofer/closet. I've read around that clothes can packed into a ...
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Washers for old door hinge

I've got an exterior door to my house that has some old hinges where top part hangs on the bottom part. See the picture below. I've got a gap between the top and bottom part so I'm looking for some ...
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Why sometimes the hinge is offset from the door/jamb?

This is how I understand hinges should be installed, fully seated with the pin as close as possible to the door. But I've seem the following many times, where the hinge is installed offset and the ...
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I have one key left for an old Mortise lock, where can I find blanks?

I have one key left for 2 Mortise locks in my house. I would like to find blanks to have spares cut. Where is the best place to find or order blanks for such locks. It is not a skeleton key. It ...
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Sliding Exterior Patio Door air gap

I had a contractor install sliding patio doors in 2 different areas in my house. The first area the patio doors fit perfectly; however, in the second area there is a gap that leaks air. There is an ...
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I want a screen door to shut slowly the whole way

My wife asked me if I could make the screen door shut slowly. It has two pneumatic closers, top and bottom. Google told me to turn the screw on them clockwise. I did. However, the door closes fast ...
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Stuck Patio Sliding Door

My sliding patio door will no longer move. It was working fine for the best couple months since we've moved into this house. However, today, when I tried unlocking my patio sliding door, the unlock ...
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Exterior doors with built in blinds? A headache down the road? How to access and fix?

I'm looking at exterior doors for my house. I see some that have venetian blinds built in between the exterior and interior panes of glass. It seems like a good idea...the blinds won't get dusty, no ...
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remote closes but does not open garage door

I have a Linear LD003 garage door opener which is wired and I have remotes from one of two cars and some handheld remotes too. In all cases, using any of the remotes allows me to close one of our ...
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refresh front door locks without rekeying

My front door has a "Faultless Lexington Handleset with Ball in Polished Brass" (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Faultless-Lexington-Handleset-with-Ball-in-Polished-Brass-HY7731B-F/203187008). As you can ...
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Uneven door jam causing gap

There's an uneven gap from the door knob side towards the door jam. The gap increases towards the section where the door knob/lock is but on top and bottom the reveal is wider. It's almost like it ...
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What are those numbers on the door's hinges?

In the middle of the hinges there is a square bit with a dot on an angle. At the four corners of the hinges, around the square, there are some numbers: -1,0,+1,+2. Do they mean anything?
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How to get storm door to close properly when door open or closed

So I have a nice solid front door, fitted well against the insulation. The storm door, however, has problems closing depending on the open/close position of the main door. The storm door currently has ...
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Is half a Euro cylinder lock practical in a patio door?

If you have a sliding patio door with a Euro cylinder lock in it, it probably opens from both sides. If you only wanted opening from the INSIDE, could you replace the cylinder with a half cylinder and ...
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What the heck is the backset of this tubular latch?

I have a number of original interior passage knobs in my late 1940s house that would greatly benefit from tubular latch replacements. They have friction in them and often stick with the latch ...
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Basement door threshold minimum elevation

I have a basement that is only about an inch or less above the rear patio leading to it. The patio is below grade and its only water escape is a storm sewage drain in the center. How can I reasonably ...
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Reprogramming Garage Door Remote

I've been using a Beninca TWV remote (Shown below) to open my home garage door for the last 3/4 years without any problems, until this morning when the remote stopped working. To be clear I replaced ...
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Front door shuts/locks but still gives about a quarter inch when pushed

The front door to our house shuts completely and the locks work correctly. There is weather stripping between the outside surface of the door and the door jamb. If I push on the closed door from the ...
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Leak at top of entry door jamb

So winter in Chicagoland is well upon us, and the snow at the top of the house is melting and we have a leak. The house entry point (well, the one we can see) is at the top of the jamb, between the ...
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How do I change my closet doors?

I have an old wall closet wich has dark brown wooden doors with a little frame for decoration. Something like this. I would like to achieve this kind of doors: With gloss or dark mirror. The think ...
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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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Securing slate decoration to a door

I have a decorative piece of slate that I'd like to stick on my front door with a piece of chalk for neighbors to leave a note when I'm not around. I'd rather not cause a lot of damage to the door, ...
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How can I soundproof a sliding bedroom door?

Does anyone could suggest a way to completely soundproof a bedroom sliding door? I am investigating on car door system, when door is almost close at the end, it will push against door frame to ensure ...
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What do the buttons on a Comelit Okay Simplebus2 Intercom/door entry system do?

I've got a Comelit Okay Simplebus2 door entry system which yesterday wasn't able to be used to let someone into the building, however I'm not sure if the buttons next to the phone were being used ...
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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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fitting a door handle

I want to fir new handles to internal doors. My wife (boss) wants door handles with back plate. The problem is there is a 5cm hole in the doors where door knobs have been put in, and I cant get a ...