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

If you (or the next person) wants to do this with a single slab, and can't find helpers, there are tools out there that basically act as a dolly for the door, allowing it to be maneuvered into ...
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how to DIY interior door install that is just shy of 80" vertical and 45" wide

so, i ended up getting someone to help me, thankfully! we ended up buying a 32" x 80" pre-hung door. we cut the door, and jamb, vertically to fit the vertical height. we attached the jamb ...
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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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Fixing interior Wall Cracks and Door Frame Gaps

Two methods Cosmetic and permanent For cosmetic get a drywall filler (it comes in a tube for easy application).. It will cover the crack but not for long, it will come back eventually. For more ...
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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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What do I need to seal interior door?

If the gap is uniform then you could try adjusting the strike plate that the door latch engages with in order to increase the gap, to make room for weather seal, or decrease the gap for a tighter fit. ...
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How can I adjust door hinges to fix a sagging door?

There are not always internal screw heads for adjustments, as I found when adjusting a window with a similar arrangement. simply take off the door (open wide, lift), and screw in the whole mechanism ...
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How can I adjust door hinges to fix a sagging door?

See attached picture here, remove the cap off the top and base of each hinge
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How can I adjust door hinges to fix a sagging door?

There are three hidden hex type screws hidden under the hinges cap, one on the bottom half and two under the upper half, each of the three screws corrects one plane, one for raising the door, one for ...
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How to keep closed a door that doesn't have a handle without drilling holes?

Not sure what your hinges look like but you can add a spring to a hinge to make it "auto close" (also not sure if this is strong enough for cats?)
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Embedded door hinges - how to remove

It appears to be a thick coating of paint. In which case, something sharp such as a chisel would probably lift one end. And the rest will probably peel off. If that doesn't work then Clear up the ...
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Door latch doesn't retract all the way

Typically, I'm afraid, this is mechanical wear. It may be possible to isolate and reverse or replace just the worn piece. Sometimes it's an alignment issue, and slightly repositioning things and ...
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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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Potential danger installing longer strike plate screws?

Traditional strike screws went into only the trim, which is a rather weak anchor. Modern "serious" strikes use screws that are long enough to go into the framing members, typically 3" ...
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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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Potential danger installing longer strike plate screws?

Use 3" to 3.5" screws on the deadbolt strike and hinges. I highly recommend #9 or #10 stainless steel with self-tapping cutting tip so you don't need to pre-drill. I also recommend a ...
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Paint Exterior Door that is in Sun

I'm in the same dilemma, $2.5k wood front door, natural finish. Stunning when its new. but its always the clear coat cracking after about two years in direct sun. I have already sanded and re stained ...
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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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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

Your #2 post shows not available to me, but the #1 that is semi frameless will be able to be used. Any semi frameless, or slider with vertical metal on both ends supports the weight. You will need ...
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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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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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Why is my prehung door tight against the head jamb over the hinges?

Jack's answer is very good. To lend some insight into the why... I've seen this many times with many doors. It's simply a matter of manufacturing tolerances. The hinge mortises are out of position a ...
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Entry Door Casing for Uneven Brick

You could take the time to scribe wood trim to match the actual shape of the opening, just as one scribes face frames to fit "built in" furniture to interior walls which aren't plumb, level, ...
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Entry Door Casing for Uneven Brick

Given there's perhaps a quarter-brick difference in height at the top, the wonkiness will be visible whatever you do. Trimming on the face of the brick is likely going to be the best look, but it's ...
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prehung door does not fit in frame after shimming hinge side of the door

You shimmed your door too tight. You didn't do anything "wrong" other than not understand that doors do not snugly barely fit in door frames. That opening barely fits your door (which is ...
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