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Temperamental garage door

Starting a couple of weeks ago, our automatic garage door sometimes goes down about 1/5 of the way and then goes back up. [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Feb 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Low-profile doorknob?

I need a low-profile (sub-2" on the inner side) entry doorknob. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Feb 5, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I protect a new door from the sun?

Help me decide how to finish our new front door.... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

How to get my door to automatically shut quietly when I close it.

My door shuts somewhat loudly when I close it and it annoys my roommate. Solutions? (Other than remembering to shut it slowly, which hasn't worked). Ideally I could get some door-stopping device from Amazon, but I'm open to other suggestions. [more inside]
posted by jtothes on Nov 18, 2012 - 18 answers

How to latch a swinging door?

What do you call a deadbolt with two levers? [more inside]
posted by contraption on Oct 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Door Knobs

What is the best and cheapest way of being able to lock your door from the outside with the minimum amount of alteration made to either the door and frame? [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

How to unlock my front door via bluetooth proximity

Can you suggest a USB motor / solenoid / actuator that can by activated via the command line on my Windows 8 PC? I would like my front door to automatically unlock every time I approach it. Details are as follows: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 21, 2012 - 11 answers

tehloki and the angry inch

Somebody has decided to remove most of my door handle in an attempt to get into my car, or in a fit of rage, or something. Will getting it repaired through my insurance make my rates go up? Should I try and fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Sep 18, 2012 - 34 answers

About how much is it to replace a garage entry door w/ installation?

I need to replace the entry door to the garage soon, but with an extremely tight budget, limited time, an angry mother, and an asshole older brother. Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Sep 11, 2012 - 33 answers

Automated Garage Door Broken

After record heat waves here in Wisconsin, one day my automatic garage door closed, and as it touched the ground, I heard the top panel of the door "pop" into place. From that point on, it won't open without someone there to manually lift it through about 50% of the way open. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 22, 2012 - 14 answers

What happened to the lock on this door?

Why does my apartment door no longer lock the way it did? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Help us open this door

Help! My bil has locked his bedroom door, and we can't figure out how to open it. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Reducing noise between doors

How to temporarily reduce sound through a shared door? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Masterlock? Maybe just journeymanlock.

We live in a two-story duplex in Portland, OR. It's a converted single family home with an interior stairway connecting the two units. There's a door at the bottom of the stairway which sort of locks but not really. How do we deal with this? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by zrail on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

attractive and affordable barn door hardware for the win?

Barn door bathroom door? How to do this, and where to get hardware? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Peeling paint reveals Lockwood sticker: which came first?

On two doors, the door closing mechanism's paint is peeling, and underneath the paint there is a Lockwood sticker. Is this a design feature, an 'easter egg', or what? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

man vs locked car

What laws or rules govern automobile door locks in the United States? [more inside]
posted by jepler on May 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Laying Out the Unwelcome Mat

Are there good reasons to answer the door to strangers? [more inside]
posted by Edogy on Apr 12, 2012 - 76 answers

Does changing the swing on my bathroom door actually buy me any space?

What is considered good practice (but not ADA) for interior door clearance in a small residential bathroom with an outswing or pocket door? [more inside]
posted by pizzazz on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

How to repair my front door.

My front door is not closing correctly and is scraping against the marble threshold/saddle. If I lift the door up using the door handle as I close it, the door clears the threshold and shuts just fine. I have been given two conflicting solutions. What to do? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Mar 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Stop my puppy from running out the door.

Help me puppy proof my front door. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Nov 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Insulating a small brick area.

How can I insulate under my front door? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Nov 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Nasty! Nasty seals.

How can I clean or replace my shower door seals? [more inside]
posted by huckit on Oct 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Heaters in building entrance area - good or bad?

Will installing a heater of some sort in a building entrance area keep condensation from forming on the front door during the winter, or will heat just rise straight to the top of the stairway with no effect on the entranceway? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Oct 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Help Me Replace My Acura Door

YANMAuto Body Shop: I need to replace the door (?) of my 2001 Acura 3.2 TL [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Kittie Food: Not to be Administered by Kitties

How do I lock a bifold door and keep the kitties out? Human access is needed but keeping them out isn't needed at all. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Oct 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Really good BRE player seeking BBS with intense local matches!

What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Barge in

The front door to my house gets stuck on humid days. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Sep 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Into every driver's lap, a lot of rain must fall....

I have a 2009 Ford Focus SE, 4-door, manual transmission. The driver's side door leaks in the rain and three trips to the dealer have not resolved the problem. I have little faith that yet another trip to the dealer will help. Do you have a specific suggestion to instruct the dealer with? Or how should I go about going over their heads to someone higher in the Ford hierarchy, if that seems to be in order? Details inside to describe my lack of confidence and puzzlement about what to do... [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Sep 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Garage door woes...

Since retraining ourselves to shut the garage door isn't working, we are looking for an automated solution. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Ridin' Dirty

The lock on the rear, passenger-side door on my 99 Honda Civic is broken. Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I replace an entire car door on the cheap?

Can I replace an entire car door & fender on the cheap with junkyard parts and parts ordered online? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. on May 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Garage door opener is possessed!

My Genie Excelerator garage door opener is possessed....need help/suggestions/experience from the hive. [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on May 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Open Sesame! Keyless door entry systems for an apartment complex?

Open Sesame! Keyless door entry systems for an apartment complex? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Foiled by the cost of aluminum

I've got this aluminum alley door (28" x 70" avec mounting door post), that I don't want. I'm told solid aluminum doors like this are expensive, which made me wonder if I could sell it. Which, because I can't seem to find anything comparable on the net, brings me in turn to my question: what should I ask for it when I post it on Craig's List? And if there's a better way to sell it than Craig's List (such as selling it to a scrap dealer), please enlighten me.
posted by orange swan on Mar 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Help with leak management!

Help! Managing a window leak overnight, need ideas about the best way to keep the water off the floors. [more inside]
posted by Joh on Mar 20, 2011 - 9 answers

But what if I don't want to?

This video clip from the TLC leaves me wondering what should be done. I know to never allow the police to search anything and to not answer questions. But what if the request is not a question but a demand rationalized by the officer as a safety issue. Bonus question: does the door being opened count as consent to search? YANML YANAL TINLA apply [more inside]
posted by Felex on Feb 23, 2011 - 16 answers

You shall not... forget the light on.

I want to convert a wall switch into a door switch (for a wardrobe light). Is this easily feasible? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Feb 16, 2011 - 5 answers

To Stick Or Not To Stick

Why is a friends door sticking in dry weather and not wet? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Jan 26, 2011 - 8 answers

New furnace blocking doorway, what can I do?

Old furnaced replace with new furnace in laundry room. Installers set it up in such a way that it sticks out past doorway far enough to block some of the doorway, now the entrance is effectively only 24" wide, which will make it impossible to every replace the washer and dryer. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Lock Filter

Help me install an entry lock correctly. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Dec 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Magic mirror on the closet door, begone.

Please help us with design ideas and DIY strategies for replacing ugly mirrored closet doors. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Dec 2, 2010 - 15 answers

The case of the open door

What's the most plausible explanation for how this car crash happened? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 23, 2010 - 26 answers

WTF was I smoking?

I messed up my door frame when I framed the wall. Please help me decide on the best fix. [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Device to Almost Close a Door?

Are there part-way door closers? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I change our newer doors with older ones?

Should I replace my ugly (more energy efficient) doors with some older, more attractive ones? If so, how to go about it? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Sep 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Re-align my dishwasher!

My son sat on the dishwasher door. It is askew. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Sep 8, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I keep light from coming underneath my bedroom door and the Roomba from shutting it?

I have two problems with the bedroom door in my apartment. First, light gets through the 0.5-inch gap underneath it and wakes me up. Second, my Roomba bounces against it, causing the door to bounce against its spring doorstop and close, trapping the Roomba inside. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Aug 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Off-the-shelf door replacement - easy?

Can I replace a 28-inch-wide interior (closet) door with a new one off the shelf at Lowe's or Home Depot, with no carpentry required? Or would I need to rout out the hinge areas and align the knob with the existing hit plate? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 25, 2010 - 11 answers

She don't seal like she once did

Replacing a refrigerator door seal: handy homeowner project, or professionals-only procedure? plus related questions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jul 15, 2010 - 16 answers

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