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How do I fix a stuck deadbolt where the screws are obstructed?

I think Triplefault's destructive method might be required here. But before you do that, have you tried taking out the exposed screw? I'd first try taking out the screw that you can access, and see if ...
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How do I fix a stuck deadbolt where the screws are obstructed?

This looks like "pretend to be a burglar" time: destroy the lock. Get a big channel lock or vise grip or pipe wrench and crank on the handle until it either breaks loose or off. Then you ...
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Help with AC Unit placement

It sounds like you are using a PTAC unit like are used in hotel rooms. They are sub-optimal for cooling an entire floor. If the goal is to cool room 1 the most, put the unit in room 1 and leave the ...
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How can I remove a screw from the hinge of a kitchen cupboard door

If you can't get the screw out of the cupboard door, remove the screws holding the hinge to the cabinet frame. Then remove the door, hinge and all. If your process of "redoing" the kitchen ...
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Door issue - should it be re-installed or use shim?

Shims are used at installation time to adjust the door frame to be plumb, square, and level. The rough opening should be slightly bigger than the door frame, so the door frame has a loose fit in the ...
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Why is there a channel cut into the bottom of this door? How to seal the gap?

This door looks like it could have been set up for an automatic door bottom which would push down to block the gap. Also, there are other forms of door sweep that could work better than your linked ...
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Need to replace sliding glass door, but what is the metal on the frame?

It's drywall corner bead. Not part of the door or framing. Likely the door is attached to the wood/steel framing underneath the drywall and the drywall is finished to the edge of the door frame. This ...
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How to fix damaged garage door?

The degree to which a fix is made depends on your desire for aesthetics. The damage is only to the interior skin covering and the styrofoam insulation. This is there for insulation and reduction of ...
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Where can I find pivoting hinges for a pivot transom window?

You have center pivot transoms. You cannot use pivot friction hinges in this application without doing a lot of work. To install these types of hinges you must remove the stops on both the sash and ...
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Door issue - should it be re-installed or use shim?

If "the door was always a little tight on the latch side", then it was installed wrong. If it has shifted (without the house shifting), then that also indicates a wrong installation or an ...
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Finishing Exterior Door Threshold Gap

There are a few different ways to fill the gap. My prefered method would be to apply polyurethane caulk in the gap first. Then insert a PVC trim that will fill in the void. Since your situation is ...
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Can I remove grates/grills from windowed door?

It very much depends on the specific construction of the 9-light door. If the grids are a single piece of molded plastic that also includes the trim around the windowpane that holds it in place, then ...
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

Building codes are building codes, a contractor should not violate them because he fupped. Regardless if this affects the structural integrity this is not what you wanted done. I wish you had told ...
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