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Should I caulk a front door step riser when I replace it?

This section of the house is slab on grade. There is a concrete step just in front of the door. The rotted wood riser fits between the house and the concrete step. I'm going to attempt replacing it. ...
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What is this under the steel front door?

I assume this is a type of insulation. It tore off a bit when I removed the trim board while redoing floors. Before I put back the trim should I repair the insulation? Is there a product that can be ...
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What paint should I use to paint front door? Why using Urethane in paint?

What paint should I use to paint front door? The paint would go on two surfaces: steel or aluminum (door) and frame (wood). The door appears to have been painted previously with Comex Flex Glow (...
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Realign this front door

I'm trying to figure out how to fix the alignment of my front door. Sorry if I get the terminology horribly wrong, but here goes. Three of the four corners of the door line up almost perfectly, but ...
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Front door is stuck on a stopper

I have a double door front entrance. The second door(the one not frequently used) does not easily open because it catches in the groove for the vertical lock. I usually need to unhinge it with a ...
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How to fill gap in front door trim

Moved into a home which has a wooden frame strip around the front door. The strip does not extend all the way to the ground, and there's a small gap there (as shown in the attached photo). That gap ...
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Are surface mount deadbolt latch door lock inherently unsafe?

I want to install a digital lock on my front door. It is surface mounted and its latch-catch is attached to the jambs by just 2 screws. My house is in a gated community, so o don't expect anyone ...
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Type of sweep for front door

I need to replace sweep on my front door. The problem is that I don't currently have one on there so I have nothing to take to the hardware store to say, "I need this" so I'm hoping to get some help ...
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Front door frame increasingly out of square

My house was built about 2 years ago. The front door has been adjusted multiple times to get around problems where it didn't latch (deadbolt hitting too high on strike plate) and/or wedged against ...
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Is it possible to move a front door?

My family just moved into a new house and it's awkwardly laid out. We are planning on moving in another year or two and we want to fix up the house enough to profit from it, but to also make it as ...
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Did I break my door lock by locking it from the inside before exiting?

The lock on my front door is broken. When I leave my house, I lock the door handle from the inside, then close the door and lock the deadbolt with the key. My boyfriend is trying to tell me that ...
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My front door frame doesn't appear to support installing a storm door; is there anything I can do?

I bought a storm door to for the front of my house, and realized too late that there's no inset in the front door frame to install one. My options at this point appear to be to A) Forget it and ...
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What kind of paint should I use on the hinges and hardware of an exterior door?

I've stripped and painted an entry door. What kind of paint should I use to paint the hinges and hardware?
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What do I need to do to restore a wooden entry door?

I'm going to give it a try rather then buying a new door. I have a wooden door (veneer on both sides) with some decorative mouldings. My plan is to use a heat gun to get as much paint off as possible ...
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Door Repair - 2x6 bolted together

I am purchasing a log cabin built in 1915 with an entry door that appears to be 2x6 boards assembled together. It does have three lights, so I expect it was professionally made, not a homemade item. ...
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What primer and paint should I used for a solid-core wooden front door?

I recently purchased a new pre-hung exterior door for my house. We opted for a solid-core Douglas Fir instead of the fiberglass models as the wooden door was substantially cheaper. We want to paint ...
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Tips for measuring a front door opening?

I'm getting ready to replace my front door with a brand new pre-hung door and have some questions regarding collecting measurements. Where exactly should I measure? I've heard people use the phrase "...
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How do I determine the “hand” of the door?

I apologize in advance if this post is confusing. Let me know if additional clarification is needed. =) I'm planning to install a new front door and am confused on what the appropriate "hand" ...
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How to seal small cracks in wood door?

We have a solid-core wooden front-door and would like to repaint it as our dog has scratched it many times (ahh the joys of pet ownership). We've sanded down the rough spots on the door but we noticed ...