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how to DIY interior door install that is just shy of 80" vertical and 45" wide [closed]

pictures: https://imgur.com/a/UvnqAud i am interested in putting a door in this opening as you see - its 45 3/4" x 79 1/4". ive never done this, but i do have the tools, and have experience ...
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Remove knob from this door handle (F605-245)

I have, what I believe, is a Schlage interior door handle with a privacy lock (you engage a push pin with a narrow wire or whatever fits to disengage the lock from outside the door). The push button ...
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Why is the right vapor retarder on interior wall so difficult to determine for a bathroom remodel?

I am doing a bathroom remodel, poly plastic vapor “barrier” was on the the outside wall under Sheetrock and on a part of the ceiling, it was not in the bathtub tile surround drop down ceiling I tore ...
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What is the exterior wall of our sunroom made of?

What is the exterior wall of our sunroom made of and how can we repair this section? It’s foam in the center but the outsides of it are slick and it looks like it’s particle board or plywood under ...
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Where can I find a specific screw (pan head #10 wood screw) for a wall-mounted speaker

I have these wall speakers which weigh 13 lbs each. There is a keyhole mount in back for hanging them on the wall. The manual calls for a 2.5"-3" #10 pan head wood screw for mounting to the ...
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What type of interior wall is this in my bathroom and how should i go about repairing it? I am a novice when when it comes to home repair

As stated in the title I'm a novice when it comes to home improvement. Unfortunately there are some cracks/holes in the bathroom as you can see in the photos and video. It isn't your typical drywall ...
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Insulating interior walls

Is it okay to insulate my interior wall cavities with 1 inch blue insulation styrofoam and then r13 bat insulation on top of that before I sheetrock
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Board and batten on warped wall - best way to install?

When preparing to install board and batten on my wall, I found that the center of my 6' wall span is "warped" away from me, about 1/2" where I want the top rail, and 1/4" on the ...
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Painting over limewash brick

When we moved in to our home an interior brick wall had been painted over with some type of opaque white paint. I decided to limewash the wall - a coat of prep coat and two coats of limewash. It ...
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DIY: Multi-Panel Sliding Chalkboard

I have three chalkboards that I purchased from Amazon right here. Each board is roughly 10 lbs. I want to DIY a railing system that can hold all three boards such that Two of the boards are fixed and ...
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Can I remove double top plate?

I am doing some renovation in my kitchen and when I removed the door that goes into kitchen, I came cross some sticking out wood from my ceiling and my wall and I am wondering if they can be removed ...
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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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How to fix a concrete crack on interior wall?

Help! Concrete crack on interior wall. Situation: bedroom poured concrete walls (40 years old) high rise building in a high humid climate, high floor. no issue or threat of water damage crack is ...
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How can I make thicker interior door slabs work as replacements for thinner slabs?

I screwed up when ordering new door slabs. Measured everything except the thickness, and, of course, I wasn't lucky. Anyway, the door is pre-mortised, and it won't close because it is too thick. I am ...
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How do I attach an interior wall between 2 trusses/studs?

I want to build interior wall which should go along trusses and studs. I need to install 72 inch French doors in the middle of the wall, so I need to support the wall from top and bottom. I can drill ...
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Best method for finishing horsehair plaster walls?

I’m in the process of renovating my 1920s house, which is constructed of concrete block, with stucco siding. The living room walls were in rough shape, so I started scraping away what was loose, which ...
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What are some ways to appropriately hang things on a wall?

I just moved into a new house and am at the point where I need to start hanging stuff on the walls. Most of the stuff I want to hang is around the size of a picture frame, large mirror, or diploma ...
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Hanging a thinner interior door on original frame

We live in a 1950's house and are replacing the internal doors. We've bought new doors of the same height and width as the originals, however they don't seem to be made as thick as they used to be. ...
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How do I install an interior pre-hung door?

I have installed several pre-hung exterior doors using the following process: Tip door into opening Remove 1 screw from each hinge Shim hinge side of jamb until it's plumb & flat Drive a long ...
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Help identifying the method of construction my house uses

Walls are approximately 13.75” thick. Listed as stone and stucco. I saw what looks like water damage in a corner and the, what I’m assuming is plaster, had been damaged. I cut the paint to expose ...
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How can I jack up a header for replacement?

I am trying to replace the header of a load bearing wall above some pocket doors. I have already done the header over the other set of doors on the other end of the room with no issues. However, when ...
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Can't work out what type of wall my bathroom has

I want to attach a bathroom cabinet above the sink in the image. The house is a UK terraced new build from 2020. This particular wall is one I share with my neighbour's house. However when I tap it it ...
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Kitchen vent accessed for use on other side of a wall?

We are thinking about buying an apartment and creating a small interior room in the living room. One of the walls in the living room shares a wall with the kitchen. This shared wall in the kitchen has ...
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How to stop mosquitos from living in the window curtains and drapes

I'm observing that mosquitoes are living in the window curtains and drapes during daytime like a indoor safe haven and it starts the blood sucking spree when sun sets. I have seen people using the ...
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Can't friction fit insulation due to oversized space

I have interior walls that are 24OC and I'm insulating them with 15.5 OC Denim/Cotton batts (they don't make a 23/24" version of this insulation) Because they're interior, normally a friction fit ...
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Replacing older interior doors

Recently bought an older house that's been well maintained. But, the four bedroom doors sag on their hinges and rub against the frame, making them hard to close. Most have gaps on the bottom of 1/2 ...
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Painting interior doors right?

I am not a painter. I can't even paint a stick figure and literally the most painting I will do on a site is maybe give trim a primer coat - and I tend to mess that up. I have a house with ~15 large ...
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Interior Brick Wall: normal discolouration or mold

I live in an apartment. Do you think the black stains are normal discoloration or mold? We have to spray bleach/water mix on our bathroom ceiling because the porous concrete ceiling easily grows mold.
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What kind of stucco is used in this style?

I am following a site on Instagram which centers around mediterranean styled homes. A common feature is the beige stucco, that is also being used for wet applications like pools and ponds. I have ...
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Will a 30"x80" prehung door fit in a 31" x 82" rough opening?

I have a number of doors I need to install. My rough openings range from 31" wide up to 32" wide. Will a 30"x80" prehung door fit in these openings? Or do I need to trim out the ...
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How much better is modern soundproof drywall + resilient channel vs what they did in the 50s? [closed]

Background I have an existing bedroom with an interior wall that already has 1/2" drywall hung in front of another 1/2" of some kind of insulation panel (not asbestos, just cellulose ...
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Is it normal for objects to stick to interior paint like this? Or is the paint not fully cured?

I just bought a house. The investor painted it about 2 months ago with semi gloss interior paint. I am not sure if paint has fully dried because it feels slightly rubbery when I run my fingers across ...
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Fitting an internal door lining into the void

I live in a Victorian era flat in London. We have had one of the downstairs rooms completely damp-proofed and re-plastered and in the course of decorating today I noticed that the bottom of one of the ...
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Interior wall installation over hardwood finished floor?

I'm looking at moving my interior walls around. We are planning to keep our existing floor and replace open spaces with the same floor. We will be refinishing the floors when the wall moving is done. ...
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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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Adding an interior wall to make additional bedroom

I’m wanting to add an interior (non load bearing) wall to close off an open space in my house. I would also be adding a door, and a closet and door on the other side. This is a second floor area and ...
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Where to locate knobs on bifold doors that must be opened and closed from both sides?

I'm installing two of these bifold doors side-by-side in a 60" frame: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pinecroft-30-in-x-80-in-Optique-Clear-Full-Lite-Universal-Reversible-Interior-Wood-Bi-fold-Door-...
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What kind of header do I need for a 10 foot span supporting twin pocket doors?

I am currently remodeling an open loft area into a bedroom. Currently there is just an opening and I am going to be building an interior wall with two converging pocket doors. For pocket doors I am ...
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Would there be any code requirements in the way of leaving roof trusses and attic above a habitable room exposed for an industrial look.?

I am working on remodelling my house and want exposed ceilings in some rooms. The roof was recently replaced and r-35 insulation was installed above my roof decking. All interior walls were framed and ...
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How to understand if a wall crack is serious?

I am trying to determine how serious this wall crack is. I am open to all comments and suggestions. In particular, I was wondering: How to assess the damage? Should I get professional help, if so, ...
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Paint peeling in humid old house

Houses, mainly built with bricks, in my hometown tend to get a lot of humidity. In some old houses, it makes bubbles in the paint and causes paint peeling. Here are some of the pictures of places ...
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Color match with fading colors

DIY - interior painting. The colors of the walls have faded, I'd assume after 10+ years? Should I be color-matching in Home Depot with a chip of the existing paint, or using the exact formula that was ...
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Do I need to remove existing drywall before framing an interior wall?

Below is a rough diagram of the interior wall I'd like to build. The wall is in green, and the rooms are in white. The grey offset around the edges of the walls represents 3/8" drywall. My question ...
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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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Can electrical conduit indoors on surface of finished wall penetrate ceiling without special portal?

I'm running some THHN wires from surface-mounted receptacles in a finished kitchen up the surface of the wall and into the attic. Surface run is wiremold 700 raceway, conduit in attic is flex. I've ...
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How to install something to my spiral staircases so that I can separate two floors?

I’d like to do something to my spiral staircases so I can separate my second floor and first floor with a door or something. The reason being I don’t want my pets to go downstairs as we use our first ...
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Barn door with one of the bolts on drywall

I just installed a barn door track on a nice, solid piece of timber. However, the piece of timber doesn't go all the way horizontally, meaning that the last bolt is just on the drywall (plasterboard), ...
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Is this a load-bearing wall seen on this architectural building plan?

Hello community! I wanted to ask if anyone could assist in figuring out whether this wall is load-bearing based on this architectural building plan?? This wall is currently the back of a reach-in ...
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Need help identifying old house interior wall panel

I'm fixing a hole in a wall that is made of a material I cannot identify and therefore locate. House was built circa 1940. I believe the wall was exterior before an addition. The material is ...
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Crumpled Drywall At Ceiling - Wall Joint

I’ve noticed this defect in a few places where drywall wall meets ceiling. I don’t have crown mounding to cover it up. Does anyone know what causes it?

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