Exterior Door Installation

How To : Install an exterior door

Tim Carter shows how to install an exterior door in this video. Exterior door installation is not too hard if you follow the written instructions from the exterior door manufacturer, and you have the right tools. The exterior door needs to operate smoothly, so it is a must to ...more

How To : Install a pre-hung exterior door

Getting you, your family and your friends in and out of the house is not the only thing an exterior door is about. When you install a door you want it to swing smoothly, latch tight, seal out the weather and be secure. You can get a big head start on reaching these goals by ch ...more

How To : Replace and install an exterior door with Lowe's

To replace a door, refer to Lowe's do-it-yourself for a step by step guide. Replacement is not very difficult. To replace just the door, tools and material required are: a new door, hammer, screw driver, tape measure, pencil, combination square, saw horses, clamps, chisel, a d ...more

How To : Install an exterior entry door

Let the Home Depot show you what it takes to install an exterior entry door and the tools and supplies you'll need for this popular do-it-yourself project. Go step-by-step through the process and pick up a few tips along the way for extending the life of your new exterior door ...more

How To : Install and insulate your exterior door

Exterior door insulation is essential to keep out the elements. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com walks you through the steps to ensure that your exterior door is insulated properly. Your exterior door will be sealed tight if you follow Tim's insulation tips about fiberglass ins ...more

How To : Remove your exterior door

Removing exterior doors aren't as hard as you might think. Tim Carter takes you step-by-step through the process of taking out an exterior door. His tips will help you get the job done quicker and easier, while minimizing possible mistakes so you can install a new exterior doo ...more

How To : Install a pre-hung exterior door with Lowe's

Need to install a pre-hung door? Lowe's has your back. A quality front door makes a positive first impression on guests... not to mention, a weathered and worn door can compromise your family's safety and security. In this video, learn how to install a new pre-hung exterior do ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door

Learn how to install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door in this free video series on construction and home repair and maintenance. Part 1 of 22 - How to Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door. Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door - Part 2 of 2 ...more

How To : Install a deadbolt lock with Lowe's

This video from Lowe's will show you how to install a deadbolt lock in just a few easy steps. You can install a deadbolt lock on almost any exterior door, including those made from wood or steel. Deadbolt locks come in several types including the conventional ones requiring a ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Install a stage 1 speaker package in a BMW X5

This video series goes over installing a stage 1 speaker package in a '00-'06 BMW X5 (E53). This consists of front and rear speakers (all 10 drivers in the car), rear mid base and rear mid range. Video one starts with the rear door panel removal, two covers front door panel re ...more

How To : Install perfect pathway lights

Looking for a front-yard upgrade that'll have visitors beating a well-lit path to your door? The answer is an easy to install pathway lighting set. Too often, we're forced to choose between form and function. But when it comes to the route that leads to your front door, you ca ...more

How To : Install a gas fireplace with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more

How To : Install memory in a Power Mac G5

This video demonstrates how to install additional memory into a Power Mac G5 system. It is G5,1.8 single processor machine.Start by lifting up the latch on the back for the front door. Remove the front door. Remove the plastic air blocker system and remove the main fan assembl ...more

How To : Choose exterior paint schemes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose exterior paint schemes. Steps: 1. For small, simple Queen Anne home, choose a three-color scheme; large, elaborate Victorians can support up to seven different colors 2. Choose paint colors for three main areas: the ...more

How To : Replace a threshold with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace an old threshold. Steps: 1 Remove old threshold from doorway using hammer and reciprocating saw. 2 Use reciprocating saw to cut the nails securing toekick; remove toekick. 3 Test-fit new threshold in doorway. 4 Buil ...more

How To : Install a split jamb door

Let the Home Depot show you what it takes to install a split jamb door and the tools needed for this relatively easy job. Go step-by-step in this straight-forward project from centering and leveling the new door to placing shims and where to drive the nails. For more, or to ge ...more

How To : Install a storm door easily

Let the Home Depot show you exactly what it takes to hang a storm door and the tools needed for this relatively easy task. Go step-by-step for adding this door to a brick-molded opening. For more, or to get started on your own storm door installation project, watch this DIY vi ...more

How To : Install a garage door and opener

Installing a new garage door and opener may seem daunting at first, but if you take your time and do the job step-by-step, it's a good weekend project. It will take from nine to 12 hours for most doors, then another two to four hours for the opener. You will need help for some ...more

How To : Install foam sealant insulation

Need to install some foam sealant insulation? In this tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to install foam sealant installation between window and door jams. Traditionally most contractors would stuff batting insulation into jams by hand, a process that ...more

How To : Install bifold closet doors

This video shows the method to install bifold closet doors. The doors are of two sizes. They include a thirty inch and a twenty four inch door. The video first demonstrates the installation of the thirty inch door. This is then repeated for the other door. The middle line of t ...more

How To : Deal with cockroaches

These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs. You Will Need: • D ...more

News : Shhh, Don't Tell the Neighbors

This is one serious secret door. In fact, you can hardly call it a door, being it is the entire exterior of a house(!) "Our home sits on a small private grass airstrip on the shores of Lake Harney in Florida. This side faces the taxi way and the other side Lake Harney. At thi ...more

How To : Remove the front bumper on a Chrysler 300C

There may come a time when you need to fix your car and you may not have the money needed to do all the maintenance. So the next best choice? Do it yourself of course! In this three part video tutorial you'll find out what it takes to remove the front bumper and grill to a Chr ...more

How To : Fix a door that sticks

Instead of pushing, pulling, and cursing, why not fix that door that sticks? You Will Need * A screwdriver * Some cardboard * Screws that are larger than those in the hinges * A pencil * A belt sander or sanding block * A book or piece of wood * A solid wooden block Step 1. ...more

How To : Mount a security chain to a door

Middle-aged man goes through the tools and process to install a security chain to a door. Tools include a door chain, screwgun, hammer, chisel and other listed tools. Step-by-step video explains thoroughly how to accomplish the chain installation. Mount a security chain to a d ...more

How To : Install an optical drive in a Power Mac G4 system

Installing a second optical drive on your Power Mac is a simple project, provided you know what you're doing. In this video tutorial, you'll find detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to install an optical drive in a Power Mac G4 mirrored drive door system. For more, watc ...more

How To : Improve your door's deadbolt lock

Deadbolts are a security lock which are usually put on exterior doors. Many saftey experts recommend increasing the strength of your home deadbolt lock. This quick tutorial teaches you how to make your deadbolt extra secure and increase the safety of your house.

How To : Install a garage door opener

A garage door opener has become an almost indispensable part of modern life. It offers an overwhelming number of convenience and safety features that will make you wonder how you lived without one for so long. On a rainy night, the last thing you want to do is climb out of you ...more

How To : Reduce your refrigerator energy usage

This video shows several tips that will help you cut down the electricity usage of your refrigerator. Think about what you want from the fridge before opening the door, instead of standing there with the door open while deciding what you want. Set the temperature of your fridg ...more

How To : Install a door hinge

Tim Carter shows you how to install a door hinge like a pro. Steady work-pace is the key to this video which ultimately produces a quality hinge installation.

How To : Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures

There are varied approaches to using SketchUp with CAD files. This video series presents one method we suggest as it is quick and creates a good clean SketchUp model. In the first video we import a CAD plan, group and lock it, delete extra layers and create a unique layer for ...more

How To : Hang a door properly

Hanging a door evenly isn't easy, and if you screw it up, you'll probably have to start over with a brand new door. Master this skill, however, and save a bundle in installation fees. You Will Need * A circular saw * A sanding block * Varnish * A combination square or ruler ...more

How To : Install a sliding patio door

To install a sliding patio or deck door, first decide a practical, aesthetically logical and structurally sound location for the entranceway. Do not locate a patio door closer than 4 feet from any corner, otherwise the solid-wood sheathing or metal bracing at the corners could ...more

How To : Prepare a car to be sold

A few quick and easy jobs could add hundreds of pounds to your car’s value before selling. Watch TV’s used car expert Jason Dawe show you how to prepare your car before selling. Cleaning the exterior: 1. Clean the car from top to bottom using a good-quality car shampoo. Don’t ...more

How To : Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled. You Will Need: • A ...more

How To : Install an electric garage door

In this online video series learn how to install electric garage doors from licensed engineer and licensed home inspector Drew Finn as he demonstrates electrical garage door installation including: mounting the door bracket, attaching the rail to the head, installing the drive ...more

How To : Caulk a door

Repairs to doors and windows are some of the easiest home repairs you can do. Our expert will show you a simple way to fix a broken window by removing it and then installing a new piece of glass in the old frame. You will also learn how to replace exterior door trim, a repair ...more

How To : Build a Dream Shed

This video is an overview of all the videos in our DIY Shed Videos Series. Henry briefly goes over what you will learn in all 15 of our shed building videos. Video: . To get started, check out the following guides for building your shed. Part 1: Ground Preparation Part 2: Sel ...more

How To : Automate Your Doorbell with Freaking Lasers

Doorbells are a great idea. They let you know when someone who's not a burglar is trying to enter your house, apartment, or squat. They eliminate the need for lots of noisy yelling and startling door pounding. The one thing doorbells don't do is to let you know when someone f ...more

How To : Determine the Value of a Used Car

Everyone hates to feel like they've been taken advantage of, especially when buying a used vehicle. The thought comes across every car buyer's mind... "Did I just get taken by that smooth-talking salesman?" When it comes to cars, how do you know if you're really getting a good ...more

How To : Paint exterior trim properly

By painting your exterior trim wih different colors than your siding you can create a dramatic yet attractive and complimentary look. Paint trim wth a higher sheen than the siding. Generally you should use eggshell or satin paint for siding and gloss or semi-gloss for windows ...more

How To : Prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration date ...more

How To : Increase car safety, reliability, and longevity

This video gives helpful information to increase your car safety, reliability and longevity and how you can do most of the checking yourself. Checking the tires is a safe way to start with safety maintenance. Check pressure while the tires are cold and the pressure correctly b ...more

How To : Protect your valuables from burglars

Keep your possessions safe from thieves with these tips. You Will Need * Motion detector lights * Locks * A locksmith * A security alarm system * A safety deposit box or home safe * An engraving pen * A trusted neighbor * Bolts or wooden dowels (optional) Step 1: Eliminate bu ...more

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