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  • Approaching my 40th anniversary in the trades! I don't move quite as fast but still enjoy the work.
  • Door, hardware and window installation contractor
  • San Luis Obispo
  • California


  • Posted in thread: Help finding weatherstripping for exterior wood door on 12-15-2012 at 06:55 PM
    Hi Jeff,I usually make my own by cutting an 1/8" by 7/16" groove in 5/8 to 3/4" material.Here
    are a couple of options:I just found this one online. Have not used it.

  • Posted in thread: Schlage lock core question on 02-04-2012 at 08:05 AM
    Best of luck...Let us know if it worked and what cost was....Maybe my price guess was low.RC/DG

  • Posted in thread: Schlage lock core question on 02-03-2012 at 02:50 PM
    If you can put one key into the lock for the other door you can have the secondlock rekeyed to
    match your first key....Should not have to replace core.Just take the lock that you want to
    change along ...

  • Posted in thread: Front door threshold raise? on 01-22-2012 at 09:54 AM
    Hi folks,Perhaps a door shoe or sweep is missing on the bottom of the door.That would take up
    about 1/2".All good questions an comments here...Where is Garlandkr?!RC/DG

  • Posted in thread: Old wooden doors - how well insulated? on 10-26-2011 at 03:35 PM
    Hi Old/New,Thanks for that input...Definitely not trying to sell anything, just want to help
    and learn stuff myself!!RC/DG

  • Posted in thread: Old wooden doors - how well insulated? on 10-23-2011 at 06:53 AM
    Personally, I like old stuff...If your door fits the look of your house I would be inclined
    totune it up and add weatherstripping and a door shoe.The weatherstripping that screws to the
    jamb and has a...

  • Posted in thread: Door casing/trim issue??? on 09-15-2011 at 12:18 AM
    Glad that it worked out....By the time you are done with the remodel you will be advising

  • Posted in thread: Door casing/trim issue??? on 09-13-2011 at 09:10 PM
    Perhaps you mean that the door jamb on your new prehung door is not wide enoughto reach the
    face of wall? Older plaster walls are thicker than the drywall constructionthat we use today.If
    that is what...

  • Posted in thread: Exterior door stile splitting. on 09-03-2011 at 07:35 AM
    Hi there,You could try pulling the door together with a pipe clamp.When you have it tightened
    up as far as it will go put some long screwsin from the edge of the door to connect the stile
    to the botto...

  • Posted in thread: Opinions on a closet door solution on 07-17-2011 at 08:08 AM
    Hi J,I am sorry that your cool Johnson hardware solution won't work in yoursituation.I would
    think that your option 1 would work ok. Seems like they wouldlook the same when closed and when
    they are op...

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