Found 68 results for the keyword ‘Doors’

  • How to install a full size mirror on a hollow door.

    With a "hollow door fastener", of course. Actually they used to say that on the package, but now they are just called "anchors". I remember when they went by the name "molly bolts".For these fasteners, you drill a moderate sized hole in the door, then insert the fastener. You push its teeth in...
  • How to keep a garage door from freezing shut.

    Bonnie from Briar Lake, B.C. has a metal door that goes into her garage and it is constantly freezing shut with a little accumulation of ice. What to do? The easiest solution is to put some form of plastic, slippery tape on at least one side of the door or the frame where it freezes. We found ...
  • Fix or replace door locks.

    Metal reinforcing plates exist that allow you to strengthen broken or weak doors, right in the area where the latches and locks are installed. This material was from Schlage Locks.I also showed a neat way to use a hole saw to cut a hole just slightly offset from an existing hole, something usual...
  • Adjusting the outside door height for a new floor

    Adrienne from Nelson, B.C. wants to build a full sub-floor in her basement, but has a problem with the door that leads to the outdoor steps. "Is there an alternative to reframing the doors or removing and recutting them?"Not that I am aware of, if that floor is to be several inches higher. ...
  • How to paint a door as a one person job.

    Sam from Regina has a great tip for managing to paint both sides of a door while working alone.He puts two long screws or lag bolts into the top of the door and one into the bottom of the door. Then he positions his saw horses so that the door is suspended by these three screws. When he wants t...
  • Viewer tested items: quiet toilet; door catch; leg heater.

    Our viewers have been recommending products of late. Here are three that my staff tested and I really liked.The Quiet Fill toilet valve from Korky does in fact fill a toilet differently. A regular toilet will fill with a full flow for a while then slowly the valve closes down and it gets noisie...
  • How to adjust door latches with Door-Tite!

    Some door latches are just not installed snugly, while some doors warp with the seasons and are too tight part of the time and too loose the rest of the time. Typically, the strike plate needs to be moved over a fraction of an inch for a good fit. The best way to do that is to fill the existing s...
  • Getting hinges and latches adjusted to fit

    ENTRANCE DOOR HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENTS Entrance doors often warp from season to season and are hard to close in the winter and rattle in the summer.  This requires moving the strike plate horizontally -- but the good fit changes from season to season.  Don't adjust it at all -- but rather follow...
  • Foam Gun Maintenance

    Foam guns are the air sealing tool of our epoch. We all use them. We all kill them. We all wish they would last longer and clog less. Of course there are as many different qualities of single component poly-urethane foam guns as there are different qualities of foams — at least we can be happy t...
  • Repairing a cracked door jam.

    When a door jam cracks because someone forced the door it is often easier and just as sturdy to repair it rather than to replace it. To replace it requires removing and reinstalling the entire frame.Find screws long enough to reach at least one inch past the crack from one side or the other. 4 ...