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Pocket Door Privacy - Create Two Separate Rooms in Hours Pocket door privacy is more than just having a pocket door for a bathroom or bedroom. You may now be working from home or having kids stay home and everyone needs privacy. Watch the video below for some grand privacy ideas. CLICK or TAP HERE […]

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QUESTION: Tim, I need your help and advice. I bought a foreclosed house for a really great price. The entrance hall is two stories high and features a large front door with a semi-circular window above it. But for some reason, the architect off-centered the door and window in the porch alcove. My contractor says […]

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Fix Old Doorknob Podcast: Tim Carter helps Sharon and her husband fix their front doorknob in their 1890s house in Chicago. Mr. Sharon FIXED it while the podcast was happening. How cool was that? This was a featured article in the April 30, 2020 Newsletter. The key to the repair is recognizing how the […]

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Patio Door Hinge Types - There are Many Joe S. from Osage Beach, MO reached out to me about his odd patio door hinge. His story appeared in the February 9, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. Here's what he wrote: "I have an odd sized hinge that is for my patio doors.  They need replacing and since […]

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Door Opens On Its Own - Easy to Fix in Minutes QUESTION #2: Hey Tim, thanks for all the free tips and hundreds of videos on your AsktheBuilder website. I just moved into an apartment that’s tired and old. My dad told me about you and I wonder if you can help me as my […]

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Are you a new subscriber? I'm about to summon my fellow NH wizards and we're going to cast a protective spell on you and all your underwater allies. You'll be able to eat what you want for the next three days with no ill effects if all goes well. If you've been here for a […]

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Pocket Door Plywood - Use the Clip Set to Install You can strengthen pocket door frames by installing 3/4-inch plywood in between the steel-wrapped studs. It takes just minutes to install the ingenious clips. CLICK or TAP HERE for more information about these magic clips. Watch me install the LE Johnson plywood clips: This column […]

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Pocket Door Plywood Clips - Use For Heavy Things QUESTION #1: Mr. Tim, can you solve a dilemma? I’m planning to install a few pocket doors in my new home. I already know at these locations I’ll have heavy mirrors and artwork on the walls where the door slides in and out of the pocket. […]

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