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01-27-21, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Balrog49

The project is finished. The door locks now,...

The project is finished. The door locks now, which makes everyone happy because the room it protects is a bathroom with a shower. No one wants other people walking in while it's in use. I just have...
01-19-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Balrog49

That's what I thought. Moving the strike plate up...

That's what I thought. Moving the strike plate up a quarter-inch is easier than moving the doorknob. I have an oscillating tool so I can extend the strike plate indentation, then fill in and paint...
01-17-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Balrog49

Cut in half? Shouldn't I cut them to the exact...

Cut in half? Shouldn't I cut them to the exact depth of the drilled-out hole?
01-16-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Balrog49

Good idea but it won't work in this case. I...

Good idea but it won't work in this case. I measured the distance between the top of the latch bolt and the opening in the strike plate. It's almost exactly a quarter-inch. Enlarging the opening...
01-16-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Balrog49

A solution occurred to me: find some dowel the...

A solution occurred to me: find some dowel the right diameter and wood-glue it into the old screw holes. I don't know whether or not dowel that size exists. Another idea is to countersink the old...
01-16-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Balrog49

How to fix a misaligned interior door lock

The lock won't latch because the strike plate is mounted slightly less than a quarter-inch too high. Sloppy work by whoever installed it. If I extend the strike plate indentation and remount it, the...
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Balrog49

Thanks to all who responded. I intend to use the...

Thanks to all who responded. I intend to use the space for storage so I'll try to do the job with an old-fashioned hammer and nails. If my aging arm gets too tired I'll use a drill and wood screws.
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Balrog49

Which Type of Nail Gun?

I want to nail plywood flooring onto rafters but I've never used a nail gun before. Do I need a finishing or framing nailer? Electric or pneumatic? Rent one or buy one and sell it when I'm done?
11-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Balrog49

Need advice on unfinished storage area mess

I've never dealt with a mess like this before. My house, which was built in 1977, has an unheated attic-type room that runs front to back. The front half has plywood flooring and lighting and has...
11-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Balrog49

The oscillating tool worked perfectly. A job that...

The oscillating tool worked perfectly. A job that has been an annoyance for a long time is finally done.
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11-13-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Balrog49

Thanks to everyone who responded. I went to Home...

Thanks to everyone who responded. I went to Home Depot yesterday and was amazed at how disorganized the power tools section was. Of all the different tool brands they carry the only oscillating tool...
11-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Balrog49

The door is made of steel and I can't modify it....

The door is made of steel and I can't modify it. I understand that taking 1/4" off each side is a better idea. I've never used an oscillating tool but there are YouTube videos for everything. Would a...
11-12-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Balrog49

Access door won't fit between studs

I bought an expensive access door to cover a hole in the drywall made by the previous owners to install custom bathroom plumbing. The access door frame is 14.5 inches wide and extends in 1.25 inches...
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