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Girl next door and marriage viability.

Several years ago I read a small stack of relationship books. I swear it was in Maggie Scarf's Intimate Partners, but having re-read that one cover to cover looking for the precise blip it is not in that one. Do you know of any anthropology or psychology or sociology academic study which (perhaps famously and/or authoritatively) concludes: the best prediction of relationship success is you grew up in the same (or very similar) neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by bukvich on Sep 17, 2009 - 0 answers

knob/crack positioning

On which side of the folds of a pair of bifold closet doors go the knobs?...... [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Aug 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Did somebody shoot my car?

Did somebody shoot my car? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Aug 9, 2009 - 20 answers

how to mount plexiglas on stainless steel fridge?

I have a stainless steel fridge and a toddler who is learning to walk. I want to mount a sheet of plexiglas over the bottom portion of the door to prevent it from getting dented. I would like this to look decent and be non-permanent so I can remove it when we eventually move. Any ideas on how I could do this? All I can think of is using some kind of tape, but I think that would sag after a while. Bonus for suggestions on how to also stick stuff to the plexiglas so that I can post up my kid's artwork (the stainless steel is non-magnetic).
posted by kenliu on Jul 25, 2009 - 22 answers

Door within a door

Is there a specific name for the little door-within-a-door often seen on prison cells that are used to pass food through?
posted by jontyjago on Jun 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Click. Click.

What is the use of double locks? Not two separate lock, just the kind of lock that you can turn once (which locks the door) and then another time, in the same direction (which locks the door... more?). [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on May 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Quick rusty door fix.

My outside metal door is rusting. Is there a quick fix or do I need to sand, prime and repaint? The rust is more of a discoloration than deep rust.
posted by boby on May 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How to put a curtain on a metal door.

How can I put a curtain on a non-magnetic metal door? [more inside]
posted by robinpME on Apr 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me get started with electronics

DIY RFID door lock. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 2, 2009 - 5 answers

What does the inside of my car door look like?

I'm replacing the 6.5" door speakers on my 1999 Chevy S-10 (regular cab) and I have two questions. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Feb 13, 2009 - 5 answers

What would happen if I closed a car door on my leg?

I have an ongoing fear of slamming my own leg in my own car door when getting into the car. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Feb 9, 2009 - 28 answers

When did the refrigerator become message central?

What did the refrigerator door become "the place" to hang kids' art, notes etc.? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jan 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Can't get the lock together

Can you help me get this door to lock behind me? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Music

Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru on Dec 22, 2008 - 5 answers

fixing hollow, too-short door

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 - 14 answers

Is dirty latex safe?

Compost & painted wood walls, is it a good mix? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog on Sep 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Balcony Door Secret

Do theater balcony doors have secret unlocking mechanisms? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Aug 24, 2008 - 2 answers

I need a locking doorknob.

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 - 6 answers

Car Door Lock Malfunction

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 - 9 answers

Cat door that reads 10 digit RFID microchips?

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 - 4 answers

What are some well designed, very secure interior door manufacturers?

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 - 6 answers

Catfilter: How to stop a cat from trying to run out the door when the door opens?

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 - 13 answers

New Steps at Side Door

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 - 4 answers

Window or portable AC in a glass door?

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 - 10 answers

The mystery of the open garage door

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 - 20 answers

Learn the Toilet Paper Dispenser Tricks of the Professionals for just $19.99!

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 - 27 answers

How do I keep the French out (or is that in)?

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 - 16 answers

Should I worry about my car's detached door seal?

The rubber door seal has come off the door of my car -- how big a problem do I have? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Dec 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me protect my stuff

How can I convince my roommate (college dorm room) in a non-awkward way that we need to lock the door? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Nov 2, 2007 - 66 answers

soundproofilter!

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 - 13 answers

How do I kidproof a front door?

How do I kid-proof a front door? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Oct 12, 2007 - 21 answers

Sliding glass "cat-io" door?

Want to install a cat flap in a sliding glass 'patio' door. Your experiences? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Anti-puppy door screen?

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 - 13 answers

Honey, look at that moon!

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 - 25 answers

help me find hidden door pulls!

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 - 8 answers

Where to buy an electric door strike?

Where can I buy an electric door strike near Burlington, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on Apr 3, 2007 - 1 answer

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget?

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Mar 22, 2007 - 12 answers

What do I do about a broken bathroom door in my apartment?

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 - 42 answers

My garage door opener is possessed. Help!

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 - 15 answers

Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center?

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 - 6 answers

Make my hole bigger!

How do I make a deadbolt hole in a door wider? [more inside]
posted by Mach5 on Jan 26, 2007 - 7 answers

What's the deal with revolving doors?

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 - 39 answers

Is he having a (door lock) laugh?

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 - 2 answers

AAAA! I'm in garage door torsion spring hell! AAAAA!

Please help save me from garage door torsion spring hell! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

What is this strange object nailed into our front door frame?

StrangeObjectFilter: What is this strange metal/stone object nailed into the door-frame between our front door and the screen door? It points down and outwards.
posted by stungeye on Oct 9, 2006 - 24 answers

Gatefold vrs. barn door fold?

Gatefold vrs. barn door fold? [more inside]
posted by chuckforthought.com on Oct 8, 2006 - 6 answers

I need an exterior lock set for a very thick door.

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. Any suggestions?
posted by getupandgo on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

The door won't close.

How do I fix a door that won't close? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I add a non-permanent door to my bedroom?

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 - 19 answers

Fixing a crooked door.

Fixing a crooked door... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jun 28, 2006 - 14 answers

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