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Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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If it opens when I reach for it it is right handed. If I smash my face, it was left handed. 

Nov 02, 2016 03:43 AM
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Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
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For me - with the door opening away from you rather than opening towards you - if the door swings to the left - it's a left handed door. If the door swings to the right it's a right handed door. Which I believe matches your description.

Nov 02, 2016 01:57 AM
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Gee- I thought this was going to be like going to watch the submarine races

Nov 06, 2016 11:15 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Yes, that is the answer

Nov 02, 2016 11:39 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you.

Nov 02, 2016 10:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro - and I love questions like this... thanks.

Nov 02, 2016 03:14 PM
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Eezy peezy

Nov 02, 2016 03:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I have no clue, unless it's the fridge door.

Nov 02, 2016 12:58 PM
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Debbie Laity
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LOL...keep them coming. 

Nov 02, 2016 12:49 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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I love open book quizes too! Thanks for the answer!

Nov 02, 2016 12:31 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Does it depend upon whether the door opens in or out?

Nov 02, 2016 12:20 PM
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William Feela
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You nailed that one

Nov 02, 2016 11:43 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Thanks for another open book quiz, Barbara.

Nov 02, 2016 11:21 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Thanks for your knowledge on the subject

 

Nov 02, 2016 09:17 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Where was that trick as I was thrown into the fire of new construction so many years ago Barbara Todaro 

Nov 02, 2016 08:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Which ever hand you use to open it, would've been my guess.

Nov 02, 2016 08:56 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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If I open it with my left hand ... it is a left handed door. The opposite is true for a right handed door. 

Nov 02, 2016 08:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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My husband sold doors for years and said put your butt against the butt hinge and reach for the door handle with the hand closest to it. That tells you the hand.

Nov 02, 2016 06:34 AM
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Well now I know.

 

Nov 02, 2016 06:17 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

Nov 02, 2016 05:12 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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What if it's a French Door?

Nov 02, 2016 04:24 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Where the hinge is and where the knob is.

Nov 02, 2016 04:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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by the hand that reaches out to touch it?

Nov 02, 2016 03:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Your answer is confusing but correct (as I had to back up to my closest door) lol.

Nov 02, 2016 03:34 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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I like your "read the answer before you have to struggle with it on your own" style!

Nov 02, 2016 03:31 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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I'm thinking about the doors in my house and I have both.

Nov 02, 2016 03:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I like Michael Setunsky answer

Nov 02, 2016 03:11 AM
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Sam Shueh
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On the refrigerator door we came up with a reversible design. It saved the logistics of stocking leftie and rightie. 

Nov 02, 2016 02:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
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My thought was the same as Dan Pittsenbarger's as far as determining this. Different appraoch, same answer!

Nov 02, 2016 02:14 AM
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Marco Giancola
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Did not know that factoid.

Nov 02, 2016 01:52 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

This site has a pretty good explanation for both interior and exterior doors and also includes some things to watch for, e.g. when ordering locksets and the lockset site has a totally different description for "handing" a door. 

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infdoor/infdoorhand.html

But what I know personally - it always ends up being the opposite "hand" from what I think it is. :0)

Nov 02, 2016 01:52 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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It always goes back to location, right?  Or position.  In the case of doors, I believe it has to do with location/position of the hinges.  

Nov 02, 2016 01:26 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Barbara Todaro Something to do with the hinges.

Nov 02, 2016 01:23 AM