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  1. Windows and Doors
    Ten years ago, a local glass & mirror vendor installed a "frameless"shower enclosure in my new master bath. Actually, the only part that's frameless is the door, the rest is fully framed. The shower has two tile walls and two glass. The hinge is next to the corner where the glass walls meet...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I'm looking at replacing my older sliding glass door. The doors are 70" wide. I was hoping of taking the old one out and replacing it with a new one of the same size. I cant find any in this size. The only sizes I see are 60, 71 or 72" wide. I dont want to spend more money on a custom door...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello geniuses, I'm struggling to find a closer for this gate, which opens inwards (attached photo is taken from inside the gate). The closer must mount on the inside. The main problem is the gate is set back 8" into the masonry posts, but standard closers I've found seem designed to be...
  4. Windows and Doors
    I have a side door going from my garage to the backyard. Since it's a side door furthest away from the actual driveway garage door, the floor has a slope. I installed a under door weather seal but it needs to be high enough so that when I open the door there is clearance to open. The issue then...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a 1960's ranch with a poured 8" concrete foundation and I'm looking to install a new exterior walkout door to replace an existing window. The house is on a slope and the wall where the door is going is only 18" above grade so minimum excavation required. Pic attached. I'm planning to...
  6. Carpentry
    Did a dry fitting of the door into the frame and it fit perfectly with 20cent coin (2p UK equivalent) gap the whole way around. I installed hinges on the door and was really happy with how flush i got the hinges into the door and frame. In spite of this the door is very tight/doesnt close on the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I want to install a new exterior door in my house, and my house has aluminum siding. Does anyone have a good process to do this or any tips. Does the siding have to be removed? Can you cut a hole through the siding and not remove it? Any advice dealing with the aluminum siding would be great.
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi I'm new here! I'm also one of the creators of easy to use door knob/latch. Hope we can exchange diy ideas and I can also help you out
  9. Windows and Doors
    Hi there, I'm not very diy savvy, but figured out how to remove the door handle with some internet knowledge. I'm wondering if there is a door handle with a lock that stops the spindle bar from turning the door open. I'm looking for simple locking mechanism like this without the need to drill...
  10. Electrical
    I have a garage door opener that has a simple doorbell button on the outside, so for obvious security reasons I'd like to update it to a keyless entry system. I'm having trouble finding any that are wired versus RF/wireless. I'm fine with a simple wired option since the wires are already...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I've got a 15 year old Andersen storm door that is no longer square in its frame and is causing the door not to close completely. In the attached images, you can see the gap on the top, non-hinge side when closed. No stripped screws or visible warping. Link to additional photos: (modified...
  12. Windows and Doors
    I'm working on building a storm door for my front entrance, which has a round top door in it. One thing I did not account for: because the door is recessed, when you open the storm door, the brickwork on the hinge side ends up hitting the top of the door. With the hinges I bought (which fit the...
  13. Building & Construction
    The current door I have measures exactly to 29.5" x 79.5". I'd only be able to have a new one delivered to me. Would I order a 30 x 80 and it'll be a little smaller than the stated size (common size?) Maybe a 28 x 78?
  14. Building & Construction
    Hi All - I'm looking for suggestions. I built a shed that has been sided with vinyl siding and PVC trim and has a door opening of 70"(h) x 72"(w). I hadn't thought through the construction of the door. Everything I've read says that PVC boards cannot be used for structural purposes. Does anyone...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey all, when I first moved into my condo, I wanted to cut an opening in the exterior brick wall so I could install a dog door. It took me six months of exhausting work and ended up with brick dust covering everything. This was mostly because I took the approach it's better to ask for...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    We got a shed custom built by a local contractor. The shed was built on a concrete pad. The issue we are currently dealing with is related to the improper installation of the vinyl siding. The bottom strip of vinyl siding was not installed low enough to protect the sheathing against water (or...
  17. Building & Construction
    Putting a 20 inch door in a very restricted place. I'm pretty handy but I don't think I'm up to a door from scratch. Pre-hung door rough width is 21 3/8. My hard fought opening is 21.00. I thought about routing down one of the side 2X4s but rejected that. Well nailed and glued as I do. I...
  18. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm turning a room into a gym and need to install two interior doors to keep the kids out. I'm attempting to use prehung doors in finished openings/walkthroughs that don't currently have doors. It appears the doors are about 1 inch too tall for the opening...door is 81.75" and opening is...
  19. Windows and Doors
    Hello all, We have two jalousie doors at our house which are fairly dated. We recently ordered new glass slats to fill the door, as some had fallen out and broken over time. The problem we found was that many of the pressure "clips" that hold the glass in place had gone missing or rusted away...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    We moved into a brand new house at the end of 2016, and initially all the doors sealed pretty well. After a couple of years of daily traffic, the door that you walk through from the garage into the house (the one we use the most) has opened a gap between the sweep on the bottom of the door and...
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