I broke the door frame in my house to my front door, where the lock is. How do I replace that part or do I have to replace the whole frame?
Chochies from San Marcos, CA
It would be best to replace the whole section of framing, but, it is possible to replace just the section that's damaged.
When you say, "... where the lock is." Do you mean where the door knob's (or dead bolt's) strike plate is?
Can you post pictures of the damage or describe it in more detail? Not all door jams are created equal to one another, nor is all damage. It may be possible to simply repair it with wood putty and/or wood glue.
I have a very old door with old door knobs. I never used the door until I got my little rescue Yorkie who loves to go up the stairs and through the door. My problem is that the knob doesn't stay attached even with the setting screws tightened. One side is an old glass knob the other a brass one.
I am afraid the knob will fall off and the dog will be stuck on the other side.
Can anyone help me fix this? Forget replacing the whole set up, this is an old door that is not normal sized and I am not at all handy.
Linda from Brooklyn, NY
tennesue you and your brother are absolutely correct. I took the knobs and the rod to our neighborhood hardware store and bought a Progressive Hardware knob and rod set for $9.99. The young lady at the store helped me put it together and instructed me on the way to attach the second knob.
Took maybe 30 seconds and it is working fine!!!!I have another door that doesn't even have the rod or knobs and I am going to go back and get another set for that door.
Thank you and thriftyfun for this excellent site.
On my front door there are three small glass panes with putty around it on the outside. It has been baked on for years in the hot sun. How do I remove it without breaking the glass?
Any help would be appreciated.
By Judy from HI
My husband is a painter and he said to use a razor blade to scrape off the paint. Good luck.