Forum Title: fixing door
I have an old wooden front door with beveled glass. The door will not stay shut because the little thingy that goes into the catch doesn't come out far enough to stay latched. As you can tell by my vocabulary of technical terms, I have no idea how to fix this
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: KIMBERLY HARRIS (Eugene, OR), 01/13/2019

New construction fixes to the outside of the house, replacement to the inside of the existing frame. When removing a window to be replaced by a 'replacement' type window, you generally remove only the inside side and top trim, (not the stool), and the stops and associated pieces. You then cut the cords or unbolt the rods and remove the sashes. The replacement window is then screwed into the exiting frame. I have known people who have removed then entire window down to the rough, replaced the sill, installed the replacement window, then replaced both the exterior mold and interior trim. Perhaps someone with more experience can better guide you but if you have the opportunity to use a new construction window you may be better off. Having said this, see my other post on some of the challenges I'm having and the solution we think we need. Best of luck.

- NICHOLAS COOPER (Gastonia, NC), 02/21/2019


- SHAWN SULLIVAN (Worcester, MA), 02/04/2019

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