How to minimize sliding door gap

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I planned very hard to have a double sliding barn door installed as part of a basement finishing project. In order to leave space for the baseboard and quarter round which will be exposed once the doors are closed, we put in a header and side trims even though they are not required. I do like the finished look these extra trims provide. But, sigh....but once the doors are put up, the gaps on both sides are so big they are hard to ignore. The small room on the other side will be used as my office and occasionally I may record a song or two as a hobby but no blasting of speakers and the basement is quiet enough that I probably don't need to soundproof the doors. And most of the time they will be left entirely or half open. But my husband insists on filling the gap with something, thinking down the road it could be used as an extra bedroom (and who knows, maybe he doesn't want hear me sing in the middle of the night either :P)

The gap is a little less than 1" and the side trim...

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Some of my best memories are of being in barns: the smell of hay while playing in the loft as a youngster and stacking 70-pound wire-tied bales as high as possible when I got a little older. Barns kept hay and livestock dry but were little more than windbreaks in the winter. The idea of actually keeping a barn warm in sub-zero temperatures never crossed my mind.

However, sealing up those big sliding doors can go a long way toward making a barn more comfortable for you and your livestock. A good seal, along with lights and a heat source, make it possible to work on equipment all winter long—and maybe even have office space on the coldest of days.

Why Weather-Sealing Is Important

Sliding barn doors, by their very nature, are difficult to seal tightly. Originally, they were meant to keep most of the wind and rain out of barns that are otherwise so drafty that a little wind through or around the door was no problem. In fact, the movement of air through the barn...

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Doors, like windows, stick for a number of reasons -- from poor construction to extreme humidity. In most cases, it's easy to unstick a stubborn door. To diagnose the problem, close the door, watching it carefully to locate the binding point.

If there's a gap between the door and the frame opposite the binding edge, the hinges probably need adjustment. If you can't see a gap anywhere between the door and the frame and you had to slam the door to close it, the wood has probably swollen from extreme humidity. If the hinges and the wood are both in good shape, the door frame itself may be out of alignment; check the frame with a carpenters' square. Once you know the problem, you are ready to find the best home improvement solution listed below.

To fix a door with poorly adjusted hinges, examine the hinges for loose screws, both on the door and on the frame. Securely tighten any loose screws. If a screw doesn't tighten, the screw hole has become enlarged. When the hole is...

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A garage door gap of almost any size is an invitation to unwanted guests. Gaps along the sides and top of the door let in wind, rain and snow, and gaps along the floor let in not just weather but also critters. Mice can squeeze through a garage door gap the size of a dime. Rats need no more than the size of a quarter. And don't forget about snakes.

Of course, you might dislike gaps simply because of how they look. In any case, troubleshooting a garage door gap is much easier than eliminating gaps in things like teeth … or generations. Find out how to tackle simple DIY fixes, and when to call a pro for trickier garage door repair.

Gaps Along the Sides and Top of the Door

Inspect the stops. Garage door stops — strips of trim running along both sides and the top of the door opening — cover the gaps between the door's edges and jambs and provide a weather seal by means of a flexible flap or flange that overlaps onto the door when it's closed. If your stops...

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Think you can't have that sliding wardrobe because of your wonky walls or worried that it's going to be difficult? Don't worry, we are here to make fitting your choice of sliding wardrobe doors as simple, easy & straightforward for you.

Simply follow our guidance here in addition to the installation guide supplied with your doors for a simple professional way to fit sliding wardrobe doors when you need to cater for your walls not being plumb and straight.

You will see in our sliding wardrobe doors installation guide we suggest using strike plates with packers behind them to create a frame that is true and square. Now we are going to show you how to obtain the most professional finish in disguising the gap that is left between the strike plate and an uneven wall and how to cope with any large gaps between wall and frame.

First things first though;

How to work out if your walls are plumb and straight

Using a plumb line will give you a good basic...

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Continued increases in real estate costs in cities such as London, Shanghai, Paris and Moscow mean space is often at a premium. A smart way to maximise available space is to incorporate sliding doors into your design, thereby saving the space required for opening and closing doors.

It is important to us that our sliding door gear work beautifully with your design as, like all of our products, they feature the qualities that set our luxury products apart from the mainstream.

Considerations for specifying sliding door gear

We know that specifying sliding door gear can be complicated and whilst our technical team are on hand to answer any questions you have, we thought we would take you through the considerations and decisions to ensure that you match the right gear for your doors. We have worked hard to create a flexible solution that will fit your design and make the specifying process as simple as possible for you.

Here are some key...

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The two types of doors that are easiest to open don’t have hinges at all; instead, they slide on tracks. Sliding-glass doors are a popular feature in rooms with decks or patios because their full-length glass panels open the room visually to the great outdoors while providing easy access to the outside. Interior sliding doors are frequently used for closets and pantries, and sometimes to conceal water heaters and furnaces. You can remove sliding-door panels easily to gain complete access to what’s behind them. Follow simple repairs and maintenance procedures to keep your sliding doors on track.

Getting your patio door to slide better

Patio doors slide horizontally — or at least they’re supposed to. All too often, these big, pesky contraptions stubbornly resist opening, and getting outside becomes about as easy as dragging a refrigerator through a sandbox.

The most common cause of a sticking patio door is debris in the lower track. This channel easily becomes...

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The white noise, egg crate, and thick draperies would probably be the most effective solution.

How long do you plan on staying there though? With egg crate and sound boards on the windows, they might stick over time, and if you're going to get a new place soon, you'll have sound boards and egg crates you don't know what to do with.

I would also suggest the following ideas, some of which may not work well with others...

Stick your dresser, book case, or some other large and thick piece of furniture up against the window. If you're really not going to be using it, you'll be surprised how well a cieling-to-floor, wall-to-wall book case full of books can absorb sound.

Set up some accordion-folding japanese style room partition panels in front of the window, for another layer inside.

Get a better lock on the door. Cheap ones can let the panes rattle more, which makes more noise. Besides, you won't use it, so you may never look at it to see if it's still...

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The process of back cutting, or sometimes called back-bevel, quite simply is cutting a little more off the back side of the cut so that there is less material towards the rear edge of the trim piece. By removing slightly more material from the back side of the trim piece (not too much) when making the cut you ensure that the front side extends out such that only the front edges of the two adjoining pieces of trim actually touch. This enables a thin edge on the front side of the trim, which is much easier to get a tightly joined seam.

There are a couple of ways to accomplish this, both are quite easy and can be done by anyone. If you have a compound miter saw, change the angle of the saw to 1 or 2 degrees off 90. This gives a slight back cut on the trim. Remember you want to still cut the trim on a 45 degree angle your changing the bevel of the saw in relationship to the trim. The next method simply involves setting a thin strip of material under your trim before you cut it....

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Door Terms Terminology Dictionary Encyclopedia Phrases Glossary of Terms

Door Terms Encyclopedia Phrases
GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Active Door: The door people use every time they enter or leave the house. When there are double doors, it is the door that opens with an entry set knob or lever. The other door is called the inactive door and opens when the flush bolts are released.

Antique Brass: Finish on hardware that has a brown color.

Arch Door: Door with arched top rail and arched frame. Called also "Round Top Door"

Backset: The distance from the edge of the door to the center of the hole drilled for your entry set knob, lever or deadbolt.

Blueprint: a detailed plan, a photographic print showing dimensions, front, top and side views used for mechanical drawings, house and door construction, etc.,

Brick mold: Exterior trim that covers seam between jamb and wall. [ Back to Index ]

Caming: Metal parts of the glass design....

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Applies to 2011-15 models

The Chevrolet Cruze was introduced in the 2011 model year as a replacement for the Chevrolet Cobalt. Beginning with 2013 Cruze models, the driver frontal airbag was changed to a simpler, "smart" design, characterized by General Motors as having flexible venting technology.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on two tests conducted by GM as part of frontal crash test verification. The first car was a 2011 model; the second car was also a 2011 model, but the car was retrofitted with the smart airbag used in 2013 production models. As expected, the newer airbag did not contribute to any significant changes in test results. Therefore, the ratings are based on both tests, but vehicle specifications are provided for the Cruze used in the later test.

Beginning with the 2016 model year, the car was renamed the Cruze Limited and sold when new only to fleets. The Cruze Limited shares no ratings with the...

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WINNEBAGO ERA - DEFECTS, PROBLEMS - A REAL OWNER'S HISTORY

2009 WINNEBAGO ERA: PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED

NOTE: "BRAND NEW" UNIT CURRENTLY UNUSABLE BY OWNER

(STILL, AS OF 12/10/2010)

Latest: after being returned, with assurances that the unit was all leak-tested and QC'd, the windows are still leaking. See photos:

Window in sliding door: looked over to change lanes and saw the water stain

Panel (pax side, aft) showing dirty stains where window was removed/replaced.

Dirt/staining under aft pax side window

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Aft pax side window - wet to the touch u nder the plastic panels - staining visible.

Staining

Aft pax side panel beneath window - wet, stained.

History: This 2009 Winnebago 170XL, purchased new from Paul Evert's RV (Fresno, CA), delivered on 12/30/09, has been a nightmare.

The salesperson was Julien Castillo, who assured that I was receiving...

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NOTE: Due to a competitor's malicious assault on our How to Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs YouTube video, we have re-posted this quality work here on our own servers. More information is available on our Click Farms blog.

If replacing garage door springs seems too risky for you, take a look at our ATL S-3 Winders. Now you can wind your springs with a drill instead of winding bars.

Introduction Getting Started: Safety First! Gather Tools Measure Old & New Springs Mark Torsion Shaft Unwind Old Springs Loosen Torsion Hardware Replace Springs Reinstall Torsion Hardware Wind New Springs Check & Lube Garage Door Reconnect Opener

1. Introduction

How To Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs

The following instructions for replacing garage door springs are for do-it-yourself homeowners and for maintenance repair men who service their smaller commercial or industrial sectional overhead doors. These directions are designed for torsion springs...

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