I need to cheaply sound-insulate a door that has two issues: it's hollow, and it has half-inch gaps at its top and bottom. [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Dec 5, 2008 -
I need to install a key-locking doorknob on my bedroom door. What sort of options do I have, and can I do this myself? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi
on Aug 3, 2008 -
When I lock my car with the remote, approx every 1 in 5 times the drivers door doesn't lock. I hear the mechanism activate, but I can see that the little lock handle on the inside of the door only moves halfway. Similar thing happens on unlock. What's going on here and who can fix this - my regular mechanic wasn't able to help. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Aug 3, 2008 -
Is there a cat flap and/or cat door that works with 10 digit microchips? There is one available in Europe that only reads 15 digit microchips--most microchips in the U.S. are only 10 digits. Are we yankees to go without our RFID cat flaps? [more inside]
posted by scrumtralescent
on Jun 20, 2008 -
What manufacturers should I be looking at in searching out a very secure (i.e. 3 point lock) but stylish interior door to act as the entrance into a condo unit? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign
on Jun 18, 2008 -
How do I keep the cat from running out the front door every single time it's opened? [more inside]
posted by agent99
on Jun 16, 2008 -
I need new steps at the side door of my house. Who should I get to build/install them, and what should they be made out of? [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek
on May 5, 2008 -
How can I install a window air conditioner in a patio door? Are there special things I can buy to seal the top portion, or will I need to assemble something on my own? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Why did I find my garage door open this morning? I haven't opened it with the garage door opener entry pad for several days, and I know it was closed completely the last time I used it. [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts
on Jan 25, 2008 -
You walk into a public toilet stall. There is a metal toilet paper roll holder. One of two annoying situations is happening. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 11, 2008 -
How do I secure french doors open enough to let air in, but not the boogey man? [more inside]
posted by taff
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Our bedroom has a door-another entrance to the apartment. We don't used said door but it leads into the staircase and we hear people going in and out at both fairly late and fairly early times. More importantly, the dog hears them too. I'd like to soundproof the door with materials that can be fairly easily removed when we move out (renters), and that are not that ugly either. [more inside]
posted by spacefire
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Our dog is demolishing the wooden door of our rental with its scratching. We will have to fix it but not before we work out how to prevent it happening in future. How can we protect it cheaply and effectively? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Aug 10, 2007 -
The very-soon-to-be misses and I will be driving from Chicagoland to Door County, WI -- Little Harbor, to be exact -- this weekend as a mini-honeymoon. Is there anything we should make a point to see along the way? How about from there to Madison?
posted by jammer
on May 16, 2007 -
We're finishing up our kitchen and it looks great. the final piece is the door/drawer pull. we are looking for those really unobtrusive chrome pulls that mount to the bottom of the cabinet door ('L' shaped) and we can't find them anywhere. anyone know what i'm talking about? what their called? where to find them?
posted by oigocosas
on May 9, 2007 -
Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup.
posted by sparrows
on Mar 22, 2007 -
My boyfriend punched holes in my bathroom door. Do I tell my super (who will likely tell my landlord) or do I replace it myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 9, 2007 -
My garage door opener has been acting funny, but it's very intermittent, which of course drives me nuts. Every once in a while, about 1-2 seconds after the garage door closes, it'll open back up. Sometimes, if I just close it again, it'll stay closed. But lately, it'll take 5-6 tries until it'll stay shut.
The garage door opener is a Genie Pro Stealth, and I've already tried adjusting the limiters and such on the opener, and it actually worked perfectly for about 6-7 months, but lately it started acting up again. I tried adjusting the limiters again, and of course it worked for 2 days, then started reversing again.
Does anybody have any idea what might be causing this and how I can fix it?
posted by edjusted
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center? Was there some technology reason? security reason? Design carry-over from the door latch design before knobs?
posted by jbelkin
on Jan 29, 2007 -
What exactly is the point of a revolving door? Besides getting in and out of buildings. What do they offer that normal doors don't? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred
on Jan 7, 2007 -
Is it possible to fix or replace a door lock on a ten year old aluminium main front door that has now jammed? [more inside]
posted by pettins
on Nov 26, 2006 -
I have searched online, and been to 2 different hardware stores, including one with an extensive lock collection, and no one seems to have anything available. The door is 2 1/4" thick, and most lock hardware is for doors 1 1/2-1 3/4" thick.
posted by getupandgo
on Sep 26, 2006 -
There is no door between my (shared) bathroom and my bedroom. I love my roommates, but I'd also love some privacy! Help me make a barrier that is vision/sound proof. [more inside]
posted by xaire
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Installing a pre hung door. Or rather filling the hole you put in your new house when you decided to replace the door. [more inside]
posted by iamabot
on Jun 25, 2006 -
I want a large stencil-like image on my bedroom wall and door. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on May 3, 2006 -
On Thursday night, my stove's glass door exploded for no discernable reason whatsoever. Since MeFi's population encompass many trades, I'm hoping there's someone with a background in physics, engineering, or an appropriate tradesman who either knows or can venture a fairly educated guess as to why it happened. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 21, 2005 -
My husband is ready to pitch our two month old Whirlpool Gold 3200 dishwasher. We need advice on what to expect from a replacement. [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Dec 7, 2005 -
My indoor-only cat meows like CRAZY every time I go near my front door. Does my cat hate me and want to escape? Or, is it separation anxiety?? AskMe cat experts, please please help... [more inside]
posted by rio
on Sep 26, 2005 -
Inspired by a stray comment
in a blue thread about a fancy new Japanese door, I'm wondering the same thing: what was the functional point of the saloon door?
posted by tegoo
on Aug 23, 2005 -
I need to rip an extra-wide door out of our shed and put in a new narrower one. The door frame consists of substantial timbers -- I'm guessing around 3x8 (actual measurements). The floor is cement, there's no bottom frame member. What's the best way to replace the door? [more inside]
posted by user92371
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I have a home with old school door handles on the bathroom/bedroom doors. It's the push button type lock with no lock on the outside, or even screws on the handle. How would I open this up without breaking down the door? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Feb 21, 2005 -
Doorfilter: A convent nearby is being torn down, and on a whim i bought a number of the room and closet doors from the place. Four of the doors will fit my current house perfectly (style-wise - they are bare-wood exact matches for my painted doors), but four are a different, older style. They're solid pine, five-panel, and they're stained to a dark color. I also pulled all the frames and jambs, for the [cough] hell of it. My question: what can I do with these? I'm mechanically inclined, but I've never done much woodworking.
posted by notsnot
on Jan 23, 2005 -
2 family home, shared my myself and a friend of mine. I am in the second floor unit, he is in the first floor unit. Wireless Doorbells are put on one on top of the other, since that is where there is space. Should the second floor doorbell be on top because it is the top floor, or should the first floor doorbell be on top because it would be considered the first unit of the building?
posted by benjh
on Oct 8, 2004 -
Is it safe to leave your house key in the lock on the inside of your door? I always do this so I know where my keys are, but I've always wondered if doing so makes it easier for the lock to be bypassed by ill-intentioned citizens. Should I store my keys somewhere else?
posted by grateful
on May 14, 2004 -
A method of determining the opened/closed status of my garage door [More inside] [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on May 7, 2004 -