Metal Door Replacement in Cinder Block Storage Shed


I have a metal frame door and metal door on a cinder block building in my back yard. I've replaced the door once as it was rusted out. Now the frame is rusted as well and the door will not close as it is badly out of line.
It appears I will have to replace the door and the frame, but it appears the building was built around the frame. The only was I can see to remedy this is to grind/cut the existing door frame out. If I am overlooking something, I'd really appreciate suggestions.
NJ
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You are correct. The easiest way to get it out is to cut across the jamb about every foot on each side and fight the small pieces. Once you have one knocked out the only ones that are tuff are at the hinges and similar ones on the strike side. You may need to slide a sawzall blade in to cut the T straps.
You need to order the new jamb with dimples - any good supplier will know what you're talking about. If you order early enough, you can get galvanized jambs and doors for very little extra money. Make sure to install a drip cap above the door and make sure that the door head has a filler plate installed. This new installation won't be grout filled. It is fairly easy to use grow foam to help bond and silence the jamb, but make sure to use spreaders in the jamb if you attempt this.
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On Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:27:46 -0600, Nick Williams

ALmost certainlhy was build around the frame. Is the door frame also the header, or is there a header (steel, or concrete lintel) there? If not, use caution.
As to removing, why not just cut it out in pieces? It is goign to be thin steel and a 7" portable cut off wheel would make quick work of it.
Just slice down to the blocks every 12 to 24 inches for a starter. THen you can get an idea of where the attaching pieces are and work from that.
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