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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

As this is an access door to a public part of the condo complex (not a private entrance), and, you're doing research as a condo board member, I'd strongly suggest that this entire door be replaced ...
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My deadbolt isn’t retracting any more and turning it doesn’t do anythjng

That is a broken deadbolt. As you say, it appears to be missing an important component. The Encode uses a tapered deadbolt so that it can more easily be operated by the small motor inside the lock, so ...
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Installing a lock for bedroom door

Interior and exterior latch sets are more or less interchangeable. You remove the current one with the two screws you see here. In some cases the knob can be removed for clearance using a release tab.
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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

Firstly, that isn't a suitable deadbolt strike plate. It's a trim plate, which is intended to be installed over a heaver security plate installed with large screws. Here's an example: source So your ...
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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

Well, you have short-term and long term issues, assuming that it's even your issue (perhaps you're on the condo board and are presently the person who needs to get this dealt with? Does seem like a &...
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How do I stop noise coming from the rest of the house?

Sound transmission happens primarily through two paths: Transmission through surfaces. In this case, lots of sound is likely coming through the glass in your door. A dense wood door will transmit ...
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How do I use a T-handle for a garage door without a key?

The back side of the handle will either have a pair or rods or a pair of cables that run to the tracks on the left and right. When turned, the rods or cable are pulled in so that either the rods slip ...
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Double or triple 2x8 header over exterior door in brick foundation

With the sill plate out of the way, the theory is that you can sneak the 2x8 into the cavity from below? Then install the sill plate below it? The header bears on wood, so IRC R502.6 prescribes a ...
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Do soft closing interior door hinges exist?

A bit of Googling shows me there aren't many, but there was one: Home Depot Everbilt 4" soft-close door hinge There are also soft-close plungers or dampers, like this one: Amazon soft-close ...
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Removing splinters from door trim without removing trim

Give it the Gordian Knot treatment: Bust off the sliver and sneak an epoxy based wood filler in there to fill the crater.
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Removing splinters from door trim without removing trim

There are lots of ways to do this, but you probably need to open the channel a bit to release debris. Insert a flatbar or other fairly wide tool and flex the channel open slightly. Use a surgical ...
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How do I fix rot on wood door edges?

That's just what happens to doors of this type as they age. Almost everything rots from the bottom up due to rain splash, snow accumulation, etc. Also, the steel facing on such a door engages slots in ...
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How do I fix a bifold closet door that keeps popping open?

My guess is that the door that's popping open is slightly off vertical so that when you close it against the spring in the center, the (very slight) spring pressure is pushing it open. To check this, ...
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How to water seal roll-up storage door?

I've installed similar doors in two yard sheds I've owned over the last 25 years. As has been suggested in comments, you don't need a water seal. You need proper drainage through a suitable threshold. ...
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Why would my door frame have inconsistent widths from top to bottom?

Simple. The door frame was not installed with the proper shimming to ensure a uniform gap. The door casing can be removed and the door frame shimmed to fix this issue. However only you can determine ...
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Deadbolt bracket hole (not "knob" hole) is too big

Generally you take a piece of filler wood cut to the dimension of the old mortise lock, screw it into the door from both front and back face and then fill in the remainder with bondo. Once the bondo ...
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Removing splinters from door trim without removing trim

I had a hard time finding something that I could stick into the gap - everything I could find was either too thick, or too rigid to fit into the available space. I decided to just put the screws in ...
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What's a fix for a cabinet door that fits to the frame otherwise except for one corner?

Since it seems that your cabinet door is warped (per this comment on the OP): Yes actually, it sort of seems as if the opposite corner (bottom-right) has small curvature towards the inside. Which ...
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How do I use a T-handle for a garage door without a key?

If the handle has, in fact, locked itself and no amount of landlord wiggling/manipulation will turn it, then the most diy thing I can think of is drilling out the keyway. This will destroy the lock ...
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How do I reapair this clear plastic coating peeling from my cabient door?

The peeling clear plastic is indeed part of the glossy finish and needs to be glued back down. I managed to get hold of the previous owner who installed the kitchen in 2011, and he confirmed that the ...
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