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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 do modern interior window trim (extension jamb)?

I have traditional interior window trim in my bedroom: and want to replace them with extension jambs for a more modern look: I’ve never done window trim and have never worked with drywall before but ...
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Ceiling drywall separating from trim sign of bigger issues or bad installation?

House built in 2008. First noticed this problem in the kitchen a year or two ago. Ceiling has wood trim along the top, but it looks like either the trim has shrunk (because its wood) and caused what ...
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Recessed light placement

Is this good placement for 4 inch recessed lights in bedroom ? Size of bedroom is 15' × 11'. Distance between each dot is 1 feet. Yellow line show king bed size. Red dots show recessed lights. ...
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Cat 6 in the same conduit as line voltage wiring

I am living in a building where I wish to run Cat 6 cables to different rooms. The building is constructed using bricks and concrete. The electrical wiring is running in PVC conduits. The electricity ...
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How to cover gaps between hardwood floor and bottom of door frame

After my floor tiles have been replaced by hardwood floor I have a gap underneath every door frame that is about 5mm (see picture). How is this usually covered? I am looking for answers that consider ...
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Unlock door with no knob

Any suggestions for how to unlock and open a door with this type of lock? A video on YouTube showed me how to remove the knobs since the push button lock would not release. I have tried using scissors ...
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Can I use exterior paint over interior paint+primer?

Can I use an interior paint+primer as the primer/undercoat for an exterior paint? I have an unfinished exterior wood door that I want to paint before installation. I have some interior paint+primer ...
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How do I install a distance power switch?

I have a pair of Rokit 5 G3 powered monitor speakers. I want to mount a power switch to a control panel on my desk so I can power them on easily. There's ~12 ft of distance between the speakers and ...
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What size prehung door to buy

I have to replace two, interior doors in my old house, which was built in 1973. The existing doors are 29-1/2 inches wide and their door frames are soft MDF that falls apart when I drive a screw ...
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Is it okay to use construction adhesive to install an interior door on concrete wall?

I have a 1B1B apartment, for which I want to install an interior door at the entrance of the living room and convert it into a separate room. Please see the picture below for reference. The wall is ...
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Fixing small broken area at lock plate of interior door jamb

My bathroom door has a minor issue at the lock plate of the door jamb. The main issue was that the screw area got forced in and I screwed in a nearby area that eventually broke. I dont want to change ...
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Interior wall help--temporary

Attempting to build possibly temporary walls in finished basement to construct a bedroom in a currently large open area.It appears I can tie into ceiling joists, however the floor is ceramic tile and ...
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Interior Sliding Door Latch or Snib, openable from both sides

I'm looking for a interior sliding door latch or snib that can be released and engaged from boths sides. I've been unable to find such a piece of hardware, it should not be lockable. Each item I have ...
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What is the best type of door/barrier for a 96“ H x 48” W uncased opening?

We have an uncased opening measuring 96" H x 48" W which opens to a room we would like to convert to a home office. What kind of door or other barrier would best serve this space? We're planning on ...
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Patching a hole in an interior block wall

We have a bathroom that had the shower valves in an exterior block wall (OLD construction, lake cabin). The valves sprung a leak and the plumber had to knock out the block around the valves to get ...
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How to draw cross section of this plan by hand?

Please tell how to draw cross section of this plan draw and tell roughly.
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Painting Dark Color

I'm painting a wall with a very dark color, - a black/green, The wall was previously painted white. I'm using Behr Marquee One Coat. Problem is that I went over with a brush areas where I saw tiny ...
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Can not work out what material the interior of my walls are made of

I am trying to work out what the inner walls of my house are made out of. I want to attach some shelves but have no clue what anchor to use. I've attached a photo of the area around a light switch, ...
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Do They Make Two-Panel “Barn Door” Interior Doors, with Both Panels Sliding to One Side?

I have a closet that contains my washer and dryer, with a 60" wide x 80" high opening. Right now, that closet has bi-fold doors, but they are in poor shape, and I am looking to replace them. The ...
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Sliding bathroom barn door covering cadet heater

This was a design decision I made a month ago and now after things putting together, I have a "duh" moment. This is my bathroom door which will have a barn door sliding to the left: Note that there ...
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Hearing a popping sound from wall

Started hearing what sounds like a popping sound coming from inside our bedroom wall. It is part of the exterior to the house, but we have no known water or air ducts along that part of the wall. Any ...
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Interior Designing ideas for small spaces like an apartment or a studio?

I have moved into an apartment which is small and would like to remodel my living room with modern interior designs. Any ideas on what designs can make the room look vibrant and spacious...
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Interior Wall French Windows

Does anybody know where I could find, reasonable priced, french windows that I can use in an interior wall for my finished basement? (Toronto area). That means both sides would look the same. No ...
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Interior Door Stopped Latching

As the title suggests, an interior door has suddenly stopped latching as it should. Previously, the door would close just fine, though perhaps you had to apply more pressure than most doors, it would ...
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Can I install insulation behind a shower stall that is already in place?

I am in the process of renovating my kitchen. I removed everything down to the studs. One of my bathrooms backs up to my kitchen. Once I opened up the wall behind my bathroom shower stall (a ...
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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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While drilling into kitchen wall, hit a wire - any advice?

While fixing the extractor hood yesterday, I accidently hit a wire when drilling and exposed the copper. The wires are too tight to get some kind of a box in there and putting an electrical tape may ...
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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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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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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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How would insulate/fill this large enclosed area behind my gas fireplace

I’m currently remolding most of my bathroom because I found some black mold behind a shower tile and then there just kept being moisture the more I uncovered. After opening the wall behind my ...
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Can I apply full-sized brick to an interior wall if shared with a fireplace?

Similar to a previous post, I don't want to use veneer, I want to use real brick. The wall is in my living room and it includes a wood-burning fireplace. The existing wall has what seems like faux ...
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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 ...
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Using wool curtain in gardenhouse

We got a very nice and large piece of wool, and it would be perfect to use as a separation curtain in our small gardenhouse. Somebody (not an expert, and not from experience) told us that somehow ...
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Can I make an interior partition wall thinner to accommodate appliances?

We live in a condo are looking to expand our laundry W/D space by a few inches so we can upgrade to a standard machine (27" wide). We only need about 2-3 inches to accommodate a larger machine. The W/...
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clerestory wall

I am building a 24 by 30 cottage with 2 x 4 exterior walls, 8' high. I want to have a clerestory style roof with the front 1/2 of the house having a roof pitch of 3/12, and the back roof 6/12, which ...
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What interior door will fit a rough opening of 47-3/4"?

When we bought our house it had an opening as shown in the picture below. There is white wood trim on top of the rough framing. The trim is nailed to hide the 2x4 stud that forms the frame of the ...
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Reconciling high ceilings with New England cold weather

One particular problem with typical New England architecture is that the ceilings are ordinarily low because of cold temperatures and cost of heating. If a ceiling is high, the hot air from radiators ...
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Can I Remove One Side of Wall for Shelves

Our bathroom is a bit small and I want to take advantage of all the space I can for making shelves. I would like to remove the drywall on the bathroom side of an interior wall between 2 studs and use ...
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Have Gas Water Heater…Wondering If It Needs to be in a Closet

I received a "gift house" from my father-in-law a few years ago. A lot of the problems have been repaired over the past few years, but I have a major one that keeps kicking my butt. The previous ...
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How can I avoid wiring when drilling into walls? [duplicate]

i'm going to drill into a wall interior and avoid the wires immedietly above the socket and horizontally near it below If I remember my dad told me that wires are normally found travelling vertically ...
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How do you get rid of brush marks when repainting

I'm going to be repainting the interior walls of my house and all of the interior walls have brush marks on them. Will the normal sanding between coats cover up the brush marks or will I have to sand ...
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Airbrush-size airless sprayer for painting interior trim?

I have a lot of detailed interior trim to paint with latex enamel paint. It’s a pain to paint with brushes or small rollers and it seems like it would be so much easier to use a very small airless ...
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How would you attach an interior wooden wall to a metal building?

Didn't see this question from my searches but I'm unsure if I have my terminology incorrect. I've been looking to add some finished, air controlled, rooms to a metal building with beams upon my ...
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Repairing holes in an interior door [duplicate]

Well, um, uh, long story short, I have holes in one of my interior doors. Full picture of door here: https://i.imgur.com/SUBbWY3.jpg What is the best way to go about repairing it? Should I go about ...
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Drywall ceiling crack emanating from/near the outside corner of two interior drywall walls

I have determined that this is not a foundation problem (the cracks have existed for at least two years without getting worse, other than in the winter they open up just a little. No other foundation ...
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Outward opening bedroom door without a lock

I rent a room in a private home and cannot change the doorknob, but I would like to be able to secure my room from others staying in the home. Is there a way to secure an outward opening interior door ...
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How to calculate stair stringer when total RISE is small?

I have a interior landing (a room entrance) sitting at 12 inches from the floor. I'm having trouble running the numbers on the stringer calculation since dividing the total rise by 7 is 1. That ...
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What is best place to place TV unit in the living room so that it will comfortable to the view? [closed]

The image has two options for walls marked as 1 and 2? I have 40 inch led 1080 p TV.