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  1. Windows and Doors
    I finally got a door jamb reinforcement kit to beef up my deadbolt and knob locks. I had an unusually wide gap at the bottom half of the door between the door and jamb, that actually lets light in. Thinking the metal plates on this reinforcement kit would fill it in some (as a desirable side...
  2. Carpentry
    I'm renovating an old 1935 craftsman with huge front and back doors. Glass pains (3 over 3) on top half of the door. My wife loves the doors and is making me keep them...meaning they need to removed, stripped, minor holes filled, new tempered glass added....you know...many saturdays of work...
  3. Windows and Doors
    The jamb at the top of the front door to my house has separated at a finger joint. The result is the door has tilted and is no longer level. It does still lock without issue- just luck I think. However, I'd like to take care of it before it won't close or lock at all. It seems to be worse in...
  4. Carpentry
    I have one interior which is really uneven at the top. Almost 1/4" difference when comparing left side to right side (look the photos below). Now because of that, the door latch is not aligned with the strike plate (door doesn't latch). Now I could move the strike plate 1/4" below and it would...
  5. Windows and Doors
    I need to make my own door jambs from 1x lumber because I have a salvaged antique transom (the whole door is actually restored antique) and couldn't find pre-made ones at Lowes/HD that are long enough. I did notice that the regular sized ones had a notch on each side jamb to set the header...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I have an antique restored interior door with a transom for which I have to make my own jamb due to the height of the side jambs (big boxes sell only 80" door jambs). Should I A) assemble the jamb and hang the door on it outside the rough opening before fitting it in (basically pre-hang it...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I have an external fabricated door unit that has one door that open inwards and the other is fixed closed. A picture is included below. As you'll see in the picture from the inside, there is a gap at the bottom of the door that lets external air inside. I replaced the weatherstripping...
  8. Carpentry
    I have a 9 1/4" opening (total width of wall including 5/8" sheetrock on each side) that I need to find a pre-hung 48" double raised panel door to fit - each door needs to be 24" wide by 80" tall. Is it possible to buy a pre-hung door with a door jamb this wide? If so where - brick and mortor...
  9. Remodeling
    Was looking for some advice on my exterior door. Wind caught the storm door and ripped the door jamb apart at the top and bottom. Can the door jamb be repaired cheaper then a new door? I am leaning towards a new door that I'll get an energy tax credit on, that is only around 200.00...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi, I've got about 8 door jambs to install in my basement, and was wondering if I could use veneered 3/4" plywood instead of the standard finger-jointed pine. I can't seem to find finger jointed pine at a reasonable price, and the pre-made kits seem to cost a fortune (95$ for a double door!)...
  11. Remodeling
    We have 2 doorways in the living room that go to the kitchen and a hallway. Originally when the house was built, there were doors there, but they were removed by the previous owners and there are some unsightly jambs there right now. I'm in the process of retrimming the base and door casings...
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