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I Came... I Sawed.... I Fixed - by Linda

Linda - our New England immigrant - is our resident Ms Fix-It.

Her column is updated every weekday or thereabouts, so check back often for new secrets and tips.

Door Lingo

Doors come in standard sizes but like many things the lingo may seem cryptic to the uninitiated.

When referring to the size of a door the width is given first and the height second.

Typically feet and inches are used as opposed to inches alone.

If you needed a 32" door it would be specified as a 2'8".

Height is pretty standard these days at 6' 8", so the door would be 2" 8" x 6' 8".

It would be common to see this stated as a 2868 door.

To keep things even simpler the 6' 8" is often left off as most doors are this height and it is assumed unless otherwise specified.

Do you have Home Repair ideas or secrets to share or have a question?

You can Write to Linda!.

Include your first initial and last name and put the words HOME REPAIR in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)

Linda, Red and Pup

Hope this helps tame some of your day-to-day little Home Repair beasties.


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