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How to Fix RYOBI Garage Door Opener Problems

We all love RYOBI’s precision-built garage door opener because of its safety, convenience, and outstanding dependability. Unfortunately, sometimes things can get frustrating when the garage door opener suddenly poses baffling problems. Related To: Ryobi Generator Solutions | How to Fix RYOBI Paint Sprayer Problems | RYOBI Leaf Blower Solutions  Here are some common RYOBI garage door …

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How to Remove a Doorknob in 4 Easy Steps

Doorknobs are one of the harder-working items in a house. Regularly opening a door can eventually take its toll on a doorknob. One moment the doorknob is fine, and the next, it refuses to open, sometimes leaving you inside and unable to get out. Luckily screwless doorknobs are manufactured so that any homeowner can replace …

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How to fix CRAFTSMAN Garage Door Opener Problems

Comfort has taken over our lives, and the Craftsman garage door opener makes accessing your garage a pleasurable experience. An automated garage door gives more than just comfort; it provides safety and security. With comfort and security as the main reason to own a craftsman garage door opener, ensuring it is in good working order …

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How to Remove a Door with Hinges (Illustrated 3-Step Guide)

Removing a door with hinges is a useful skill to have when you need to replace the door, paint, varnish, or otherwise maintain the door. A few easy-to-follow steps will have your door removed in a few minutes! To remove a door with hinges, use a large nail to tap the hinge pivot pin from …

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14 Different Types of Door Handles

You probably did not realize how many different types of door handles there are until you needed one. There are countless types available. While it may seem like it should be simple, there are several considerations you must factor into your decision.  All door handles provide a function. Door handles allow you to enter a …

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11 Different Types of Bathroom Doors

There are various types of doors ideal for bathrooms, with the most prominent choices being, swinging, sliding, mirrored, panel, stained glass, and pocket. We can break them down further like this: Simple panel doors Frosted glass doors Sliding panel doors French doors Glass panel doors Japanese screen doors Barn sliding doors Stained glass doors Pocket …

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10 Different Types of Patio Doors

If you lead an active lifestyle as I do, always having guests over, then heading to the backyard is commonplace. Since the patio door is used as much or even more than the front door, it’s important to ensure that it’s sturdy, attractive, and opens easily.  Ever visited someone and sliding the patio door is …

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Will Two Hinges on a Door be Enough or Should I Use Three Hinges?

Unless you have a really small door, such as a cupboard or a super light one, two hinges on a door are never enough. The average door is 80 inches high and approximately 36 inches in width. Therefore three hinges are typically the right number and if the door is between 90 and 120 inches …

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13 Different Types of Door Latches

Despite the similar functionality of different door latches, there are various types for consumers to choose from. Understanding the different types of latches that are available is essential when picking the one best suited to your needs. There are two main categories of door latches that vary according to installation. Some latches are internally embedded …

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29 Different Types of Door Hinges

Quicklist: Door Hinges Butt Hinge Flush Hinge Ball-Bearing Hinge Case Hinge Hospital Hinge Strap Hinge Olive Knuckle Hinge HL Hinge Pivot Hinge Heavy Duty Hinge T Hinge Double-Action Hinge Butterfly Hinge Bifold Door Hinge Concealed Door Hinge Flag Hinge Take-Apart Hinge Barrel Hinge  Piano Hinge  Inset Hinge Offset Hinge Mortise Hinge Bench Seat Hinges Scissor Hinges …

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Epic Front Door Dimensions and Sizes Guide (Charts and Tables)

The entry door, also commonly known as the front or exterior door, is what most people consider the standard door size for a residential building. Entry or front doors can measure anywhere from 30 inches or more in door width, and are available with any number of glass patterns built-in. Front doors can also be …

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Standard Garage Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts)

Standard garage door sizes (quick overview): Single Bay:  Width: 96 1/16” Height: 84 1/16” Double Garage Door: Width: 192 1/8” Height: 84 1/16” See detailed garage door sizes diagrams below for more detail. Related: Garages and Garage Doors | Smart Garage Door Openers | Custom Roll-up Garage Door | Types of Garage Doors | Garage Door …

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5 Different Types of Soundproof Doors

With most of us spending more time at home these days, we’ve become keenly aware of how much noise there is around our homes.  From our living rooms, we can hear trucks rumbling down the street. When the kids are playing video games, we can hear everything in the next room.  It can be tempting to go …

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Interior Door Dimensions for Many Different Door Designs (Charts and Tables)

Okay, so open concept is a thing right now. I love it. You probably love it.  Many folks are spending thousands renovating their home to get open concept. But, that does not mean there is no need for interior doors.  Think bedrooms, bathrooms and I also love double doors in between rooms that gives you …

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Pocket Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Pocket doors serve as good interior doors because they are a space-saving door design.  They are commonly used for powder rooms but also doorways into adjacent rooms like a kitchen into a dining room. Our house has pocket doors from the kitchen to the dining room and kitchen area to the foyer.  They actually come …

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Sliding Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Sliding doors are great because you don’t have to worry about the space a swinging door takes up. However, they aren’t as convenient to open or close as swing doors (for the most part). They are ideal for accessing outdoor areas because they are easy to keep open – you don’t have to worry about …

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French Door Dimensions and Sizes (Charts and Tables)

Who doesn’t love French doors, especially if your style of house is a good fit (many styles are a good fit). I mean, take a look at that series of three sets of French doors above.  It looks great. The question this article and series of charts addresses is the sizes and dimensions of French …

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The Ultimate Door Dimensions Guide (Series of 35 Charts)

“It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle.” -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit If only life were so easy for those of us who don’t live in Fairyland. Unfortunately, when building or renovating a house, barn, or commercial building, there are many other …

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What is a Pivot Door? Types, Styles and Uses

Recently we stayed in a magnificent house in Whistler, BC Canada. It was a 5-year-old, 5,500 sq. ft. ski chalet with soaring ceilings, huge rooms, beautiful kitchen, impeccable decor, stunning bedrooms and bathrooms, a billiards room, media room, swimming pool, incredible view and a pivot front door. This front pivot door was enormous; akin to …

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6 Different Types of Locks for Sliding Doors

We all need to be careful when it comes to our property and personal safety. This often means installing new locks and taking extra precautions to protect our valuables. Burglary and theft statistics have gone down over the last 10 years, partially due to the availability of home security products. But that is not to …

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23 Top Smart Garage Door Openers and Gadgets

Welcome to our gallery featuring another great addition to the growing selection of smart home tech: smart home garages. We love smart home technology and the new layers of convenience and security they afford us. When it comes to garages, smart tech brings unexpected improvements that feel instantly and definitely welcome. First of all, what does …

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26 Top Smart Home Door Locks

Welcome to our gallery revealing some of the most innovative smart home door locks out there. While we’ve covered many smart home technology options, this is one of the most important and game-changing. When your security catches up with the technology in your home, everyone wins. Well, everyone but thieves win. We’ve enjoyed covering the myriad …

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Complete Wireless Doorbell Guide: Options, Pros and Cons

Just about everyone who enters your home first rings your doorbell. Doorbells are relatively simple. When someone pushes a button outside of your home, a chime sounds inside of your home, letting you know that you have a visitor. One could mistakenly think that there’s not a lot that could be done to improve this …

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Sliding Doors by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Sliding Doors is a fun,  lively addition to an existing Californian bungalow that creates more functional space for a young family while welcoming in the natural daylight. The clients approached CplusC to design an addition to their existing house to accommodate their growing family and changing needs. The rear of the property was well-positioned to …

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15 Types of Garage Doors (10) and Openers (5) – Buying Guide

I absolutely love having a garage. We have a double car garage that’s a double bay, each with it’s own single door. This is my favorite type of garage door, although I’d prefer a 3-car garage. While half of our garage stores a freezer, bicycles, garage canisters and recycling bins, I’m a stickler for keeping …

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35 Different Types of Door Knobs You Should Know About

Quicklist: Different Types of Door Knobs SmartKey Keypad Remote Concealed Screws Passage Privacy Single or Half Dummy Double Dummy Interior Mortise Keyed Electronic Push Lock Thumbturn Contemporary Eclectic Modern Traditional Craftsman Farmhouse Industrial Mediterranean Mid-Century Rustic Tropical Brass Nickel Bronze Transparent Oil-Rubbed Bronze Round Octagonal Egg Ball Tulip Square Parts of a Door Knob homestratosphere.com …

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4 Front Door Visualizer Design Software Options (All Online)

While the front door is just one element of your home’s front facade, it’s an important one. In fact, the door can be an accent design element. Think white house with red door. The other consideration is there are a lot of front door options these days. Single, double, sidelits, glass, flat, panels (and how …

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6 Unconventional Alternatives to the Bathroom Door

Decorating the bathroom presents several challenges that make choosing a bathroom door tricky. Most bathrooms are small so homeowners need to pay special attention to the size, installation, and even the direction to where it should swing open. It’s imperative that the door doesn’t block bathroom utilities such as the toilet, sink, or cabinet. Homeowners …

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5 Unique Closet Door Alternatives

The most common types of closet doors are the regular hinged doors, bi-fold doors, wooden sliding doors, and mirror sliding doors. While these traditional closet doors are great on their own, they can be too common to the point of boring. Obviously, the closet door’s primary task is to hide away clothing and clutter. But …

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12 Different Types of Interior Door Styles

Building a new home or renovating the home interior is a perfect opportunity for giving our thoughtful attention to interior door styles. When it comes to doors, we often think about its durabilities such as how it can stand up to daily use or its functionality such as how it can accommodate the level of …

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4 Creative Bedroom Door Alternatives

When dealing with small bedrooms, the common hinge door can take up more space than necessary. It’s also become too ubiquitous to the point where we take it for granted that we actually have other options for bedroom doors. As long as it allows for the right amount of privacy that you require, you can …

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20 Different Types of Keys for Locks

Quicklist: Types of Keys Transponder Key Laser-Cut Car Key Dimple Key Valet Key Keycard Key Tubular Key Primary Key Paracentric Key Abloy Key Skeleton Key Cruciform Key Magnetic Key Double or Four-Sided Key Mechanically Cut Key Smart Car Key VAT Keys Car Keu Home or Office Key Padlock Key Diary Key The first keys appeared …

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6 Practical Garage Door Alternatives

Traditional garage doors are the standard nowadays, but it doesn’t mean you need to be stuck with this style for your garage. While it can be functional for a wide range of purposes, other door styles can be more practical and effective in achieving the aesthetic goals for your home. There are many stylish and …

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5 Unconventional Sliding Glass Door Alternatives

Sliding glass doors are typically installed as patio doors. They consist of two glass panels and a screen that glide along tracks when you open or close them. They’re environment-friendly, space-saving, and give homes a smart and modern look which makes it a popular choice in home decor. With all its attractive features, installing sliding glass …

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32 Types of Glass Front Doors for Your Home

Choosing the right glass for your front entry door is a meticulous process. For homeowners seeking a little more privacy, frosted or stained glass offers less visibility. Rain glass, giving the appearance of heavy rain streaks against a window, is a current trend. Clear beveled glass is less private option, but allows the maximum amount …

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12 Types of Solid Wood Entry Doors for Your Home

The timeless, rustic beauty of a wood entry door is beyond compare. From their presence in colonial homes to their incorporation in contemporary architecture, wood entry doors are known for their versatility and customizability. Every homeowner understands the importance of having a unique front door that both establishes curb appeal and complements a home’s overall …

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5 Benefits of Wrought Iron Doors (Plus Many Photo Examples)

  Wrought iron entry doors have delivered a look of luxury and grandeur to doorsteps around the world for centuries. Widely regarded as being timeless, heavy-duty, and multi-faceted, wrought iron doors offer security and function for any home. When combined with a sidelight or transom, or highlighted by an outdoor hanging light, a wrought iron …

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13 Different Types of Sliding Doors

Sliding Door Designs Related: Sliding door dimensions   While synchro designs are straightforward, the telescopic may not be by the above illustrations. Here’s example of a telescopic sliding door: Types of Sliding Doors Below you will find sliding door ideas for your home. Bypass Doors Source: Lowes Bypass doors have fixed panels that are hung …

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Benefits of a Stacker Door vs. a Sliding Door

Whether you’re doing a renovation project or looking for ways to increase the value of your home, allowing access to your outdoor entertaining area or patio area is a big feature most home buyers or homeowners really look for. Having the right door to access to your backyard or outdoor patio can really open up …

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The Many Parts of a Garage Door (Tilt and Roll Style Diagrams)

The electric overhead garage door opener was invented in 1926 by C.G. Johnson [source: Wikipedia]. That’s fairly remarkable given automobiles hadn’t been around all that long by that point… or I should say hadn’t been mass produced all that long. The first mass-produced automobile was in 1901 by Ransom E. Olds (Oldsmobile). That’s only 25 …

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7 Alternatives to Pocket Doors

I have a love/hate relationship with pocket doors. I love them because they’re a great space-saving door. You don’t need any clearance on either side of the door so they’re great for tighter spaces and small rooms (such as powder rooms). However, I hate them because they inevitably fall off the rail which is difficult …

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