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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi Jeff, I usually make my own by cutting an...

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....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-04-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Best of luck...Let us know if it worked and what...

Best of luck...Let us know if it worked and what cost was....
Maybe my price guess was low.
RC/DG
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-03-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By TheDoorGuy
If you can put one key into the lock for the...

If you can put one key into the lock for the other door you can have the second
lock rekeyed to match your first key....Should not have to replace core.

Just take the lock that you want to change...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-22-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,629
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi folks, Perhaps a door shoe or sweep is...

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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-26-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,198
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi Old/New, Thanks for that input... ...

Hi Old/New,
Thanks for that input...
Definitely not trying to sell anything, just want to help and learn stuff myself!!

RC/DG
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-23-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,198
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Personally, I like old stuff... If your door...

Personally, I like old stuff...
If your door fits the look of your house I would be inclined to
tune it up and add weatherstripping and a door shoe.

The weatherstripping that screws to the jamb...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-15-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,654
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Glad that it worked out.... By the time you are...

Glad that it worked out....
By the time you are done with the remodel you will be advising others!

RC/DG
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,654
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Perhaps you mean that the door jamb on your new...

Perhaps you mean that the door jamb on your new prehung door is not wide enough
to reach the face of wall? Older plaster walls are thicker than the drywall construction
that we use today.
If that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-03-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,431
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi there, You could try pulling the door...

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 screws
in from the edge of the door to connect the stile to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-17-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,220
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi J, I am sorry that your cool Johnson...

Hi J,
I am sorry that your cool Johnson hardware solution won't work in your
situation.
I would think that your option 1 would work ok. Seems like they would
look the same when closed and when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-16-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,346
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Thanks for that link Jniter! I have used...

Thanks for that link Jniter!
I have used Johnson hardware for various applications over the years
but have not see this style. Kind of a best of both worlds thing.
RC/DG
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,332
Posted By TheDoorGuy
I could find that site useful in the future. ...

I could find that site useful in the future.
Thanks for the info, D...!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-25-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,332
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi Tall, Finding the manufacturer might be a...

Hi Tall,
Finding the manufacturer might be a bit tough but certainly would be the
best way to get replacement sashes.
Couple of things to check out:
1. Look closely at the hardware...Cranks or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-24-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By TheDoorGuy
A few ways that I have approached this common...

A few ways that I have approached this common situation:
1. Add a thin strip of wood around the opening as a jamb extension.
Install casing as usual. Caulk between wall and casing if you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-23-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,546
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Was your entry lock a lever model? I think most...

Was your entry lock a lever model?
I think most if not all keyed levers have the key way in the horizontal position.
I have never had a problem with this situation...
Just takes a little getting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By TheDoorGuy
It sounds like you are thinking about reducing...

It sounds like you are thinking about reducing the integrity of your windows...
Without knowing lots of details about your situation I can't give you really
good advice but I think you are going to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-13-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Thanks for the interesting caliper tidbit,...

Thanks for the interesting caliper tidbit, Mr.Parker!!
I would not have figured that one out!
RC/DG
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Well, it is always better if the door warps the...

Well, it is always better if the door warps the other way because you
can pull it in a bit with the latch and maybe keep it from getting worse.
There really isn't a way of knowing if your door warp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-11-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi there, As you found out, most manufacturers...

Hi there,
As you found out, most manufacturers state that 1/4" is within tolerances and is
not considered a defect. If you push hard enough and become enough of an irritant
you might get a new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 05-29-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi there, You can tell a lot about a door frame...

Hi there,
You can tell a lot about a door frame by checking it in all directions
with a long level. If you don't have a long level, you can use a short level
held against a straight board cut to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,799
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi there, That little hole is not a push hole,...

Hi there,
That little hole is not a push hole, it is an allen wrench hole.
Find the right size allen wrench and turn that little screw a couple of turns.
Do not try to remove it completely....Just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,746
Posted By TheDoorGuy
If you know the manufacturer of the unit you can...

If you know the manufacturer of the unit you can contact them
for guidance in purchasing a replacement.

If it is an older installation or you do not know the brand you will
probably have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Looks like a steel clad door on outside....Should...

Looks like a steel clad door on outside....Should net out to 1 3/4" overall
but yes, sometimes they are a little bit over that. The all vinyl parts will not present
a problem for you with regard to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-12-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Hi AY, In those last three pictures are we...

Hi AY,
In those last three pictures are we looking at a mirror view of the bottom of the
door? If so, you should be able to find something that will work on one of these
two catalog pages. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-10-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By TheDoorGuy
Best of luck with the project... Thanks for...

Best of luck with the project...
Thanks for letting us know!
RC/DG
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