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  1. Carpentry
    Hi All! I recently had a sapele door and sidelights installed and while the installers did a good job finishing and installing the door in the opening, the handleset installation went...poorly. Certain elements they can fix, perhaps suitably. But some they won't be able to, and I'm unsure what...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I recently had my carport door with window replaced. Today I noticed a slight weeping (a few drops) at the exterior, lower left corner of window. Not evidently from the weep holes. This occurred when pushing on the handle, as we entered. The temperatures lately have fluctuated a lot...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, We are updating an apartment. The bottom right window is part of the apartment (photo below). We were considering putting a door to the right of that window and creating a small patio. One contractor said it could be done and another said it may cause structural problems (it's a cement wall...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone. New to the fourm so apologies if I forget something or mess something up. Framing out my basement in Colorado and ran into a snag. My storage room door runs right under both supply and return ducts diagonally. It's roughly 74" of unsupported space. Need some ideas how to sturdy up...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    The lower hinge broke loose on our shower door. It looks like it might be quite an old door because I can't see any similar hinges at the usual stores where such things might be sold. Trying to remove the screws were not easy and I had to resort to drilling it out to remove the hinge. Does...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hi, My bathroom's door had locked and is of the make above. The door itself had a pin inside which had fallen off, I could not open the door after. I tried to use a pin in the hole on the right and then a slip in the side of the door with a card but neither worked and now I've managed to...
  7. Carpentry
    Hi All: 1.I have a contractor installing a new Simpson Nantucket Sapele door/sidelites. He took receipt of it a couple of weeks ago and I finally saw it last week. Overall, looks good, however, there are several exposed finish nails above the surface and glue squeeze-out on several of the...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All- new member here. I’ve been enjoying slowly renovating a bathroom until I ran into a problem with the doorknob. The base plates popped off easily but I can’t get the knobs off. I located the small hole that you’re supposed to insert something into that should release some sort of button...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi all, this is a continuation of a project I've had a couple questions about and people have been very helpful with, but I wanted to start a new thread since it's a specific issue. I have a new porch that was built a couple weeks ago and it's 4 in below the old threshold come which is wood...
  10. Carpentry
    per another thread, i've already investigated the Bilco/Gordon metal door route and was quoted $1600 due to the odd measurements. am i wrong to think a new piece of treated plywood would do the trick?
  11. Painting
    We have a Brazilian mahogany door slab on the way to replace the previous owner's bright purple exterior door. As you can see, they included the frame when painting with this bright purple. In order to better match the new mahogany door, we decided to strip the paint on the frame to see if there...
  12. Windows and Doors
    So the kid slammed the door because he was mad because I was taking too long o make dinner due to being violently ill. (He’s on the autism spectrum.) When he slammed the door it cracked then he tried to close it and it ended up falling off the hinge and cracking. I’m pretty much useless when it...
  13. Building & Construction
    Not really seeking help, but I just want to get some opinions. Is there any specific reason door stops are placed in the baseboard close to the floor? I have a rental property, the tenants just moved out, and some of the door stops were damaged, presumably by their young son. I started putting...
  14. Windows and Doors
    current basement door is an OLD piece of thick plywood. my measurements are as such: Width (Inside) 36.5 Width (Outside) 48 Length (Inside) 68.5 Length (Outside) 68.5 Height 31.5 i was told the closest match is a Model O however it's a good 10" short on the length and doesn't tie exactly to...
  15. Painting
    Hi everyone. My partner and I just moved into a new apartment that needs some work doing to it. We're new to DIY so still learning as we go, and would love some advice/help for something we're a little stumped by. All of the skirting boards, doors and architraves in the apartment are made of...
  16. HVAC
    We have Coleman furnace (model number: GM8S060A12UH11). I took the doors off as the fan was continuously running. If the press the door switch manually, fan runs smoothly and everything works fine. Problem starts when I put the door cover back. As soon as put the cover back, I get the sound as...
  17. Windows and Doors
    Want to rip out this old plywood door and replace. What do I need to know before doing so? Any recommendations?
  18. Windows and Doors
    Previous owner did a good job remodeling but put in tough to match copper fixtures and accents all over. They spray=painted the handle and knocker copper to match (first pic). I'm getting a new wood door to match this one with high end fixtures and I don't want to spray paint them. BUT...nothing...
  19. Windows and Doors
    Quick question - are sliding glass doors supposed to be installed on the subfloor or on top of the existing flooring? The flooring is 3/4" pine. We have another door nearby that is 80" tall. Setting the sliding glass doors at floor height would make the doors match better. Thanks and have a...
  20. Windows and Doors
    We're buying a new front door, the old one being all swollen and worn out. I really love the ribbon mahogany veneer on the door, sigh, but it's falling apart. Trying to decide whether to get a mortise or a tubular lock. Not clear on why to prefer one to the other, though my impression is that...
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