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Exterior Antique Mortise Lock Jams - Modify?

Beautiful. The function of the E-shaped piece is related to the toggle buttons and their mechanism on the top right of the photo. They control the function of the exterior knob. With one button ...
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How should I install door hardware where there's no mortise?

Most latch sets are convertible--they'll come with the rectangular bolt plate installed, but it's easily removable and a ring is provided for simple drive-in fitment. That's the preferred installation ...
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Can I make the closet opening larger on my own?

82 inches is the rough opening requirement. You probably have that now as it is a standard for any 80 inch door. Your pictures show a bifold door currently in the opening. The new door very well may ...
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Do I need flashing above the exterior door?

By all means there should be flashing above the door trim at the top. The high side of the flashing should go behind the siding. This Fusion360 sketch I created shows how the flashing would be ...
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Installing door seal with MVHR system to prevent noise?

It's probably not a problem. As you said, the door isn't closed but for a short amount of time out of a day. Also, no bathroom door is submarine grade. There's still lots of air slipping through the ...
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Thoughts on fixing old wooden front door?

That looks darn good for a 100 year old door. Start by sanding off the old finish. An orbital sander with 120 grit paper will do. You will have to get into the grooves by hand. ( not an easy of fun ...
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How can I remove a stuck screw to replace a Larson storm door hidden closure?

Whelp, naturally I got it solved right after posting here. Seems like the screw was jammed in crooked, and my technique of “push on it and pull the Allen wrench really hard” finally worked. Leaving ...
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What do I need to seal interior door?

There are styles of weatherstripping that attach to the door stops, and the position is adjusted such that it just meets the door to provide the necessary seal. Here is an example of Frost King from ...
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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

If you have access to the other side of the studless wall (e.g. it's a bedroom or hallway), it would cost you far less to simply remove some drywall, add a stud or blocking, repair the drywall, and ...
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How should I install door hardware where there's no mortise?

If you use a latch with a press-in fitting, you won't need to mortise the door for an edge plate. Though personally I think the edge plate solution is mechanically stronger Yes, you need to drill and ...
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