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  1. Carpentry
    Hi there! I’m looking to replace my front door slab (which is 36x80 and 1 5/8“ thick), but the doors I‘m able to find are 1 3/4” thick. I’ve been told that 1/8” is small enough that we can switch from one to the other, but I wanted to ask this community: Is it true that I can replace a 1 5/8“...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Front door is bubbling in a house we are buying. Can I fix this or does it need replacing?
  3. Painting
    Hi All! I have a front-door and sidelights made out of sapele and I've decided to clear-coat everything but the trim, and paint that white to match the house aesthetic. The question is: Do I paint the brickmould white AND the mull-posts OR do I just paint the brickmould. The first picture is...
  4. Painting
    What paint should I use to paint front door? The paint would go on two surfaces: steel or aluminum (door) and frame (wood). The door appears to have been painted previously with Comex Flex Glow (Acrylic Enamel). A colleague of mine was telling me that I should use “Sherwin Williams Emerald...
  5. Building & Construction
    I just bought a 2nd home and my first item on to-do list is redoing the front deck. I'm thinking about going country w/ white railings and some rocking chairs (thinking Cracker Barrel countryside feel). I've never shopped for railings before. Looking for advice on what to look for or what might...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I have a rental where the renter had to call a locksmith to fix an old front door lever-type handle b/c the mechanism inside wasn't working. Long story short, the locksmith said they couldn't fix it and put on a full new knob type set, but the screen door now won't close b/c the knob...
  7. Carpentry
    We have an old Mortise handleset on our front door. One with a handle and thumb-press on the outside and a door know on the inside. The problem is that the inside doorknob completely pulls out of the door if you pull on it. The knob itself pulls out as well as the stick part that goes into...
  8. Carpentry
    I have recently reburbished my own property in Herts, Hertfordshire. The whole process has been time comsuming and stressful. However, on a positive note I have in the process, dealt with a highly efficient and curtious company who made the final stage of fitting the windows and doors stress...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all. Newbie here and I appreciate any help in advance. My elderly mother had the lock on her UPVC front door replaced yesterday at a cost of £300. Is this normal? The handle on the door would turn up and down on it's spindle resulting in the door being unable to open. The mechanism and lock...
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