Front entry door problem


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    I hope someone can help me solve my problem with my front entry door. It is a double entry door 30 inch doors and standard height. The house is a masonary block home. The problem is I need to replace the door but the current door was modified to fit the rough in that is 1/4 inch to small in the vertical when the house was built. I would like to install a prehung door, the current doors are made out of particle board and the bottoms were cut down to allow them to fit. The frame is also made out of wood. Both frame and doors are rotting so I need to replace both. Any help would nice. Thanks,
Jim
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| | | Hello all, | | I hope someone can help me solve my problem with my front entry door. | It is a double entry door 30 inch doors and standard height. The house | is a masonary block home. The problem is I need to replace the door but | the current door was modified to fit the rough in that is 1/4 inch to | small in the vertical when the house was built. I would like to install | a prehung door, the current doors are made out of particle board and the | bottoms were cut down to allow them to fit. The frame is also made out | of wood. Both frame and doors are rotting so I need to replace both. Any | help would nice. | Thanks, | | Jim
I had to do something like that recently.
Just get your prehung, knock the threshold etc. apart and nip 1/4" off the risers. Put it all back together and install. No one will ever know without a tape.
-- PDQ
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Thanks PDQ, but the house is a concrete slab.
Jim
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wrote:
I think you should read PDQ's letter again. It has notthing to do with whehter it is a concrete slab or not.
(I like to reorder posts logically when a reply has nothing to do with the post that precedes it. I think if the preceding post were in front of one's eyes when writing, there would be a second chance to read it, and fewer misunderstandings.)
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let me know if you have posted also.
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How much of the frame is rotted? Just the bottom piece or the whole thing?
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Hello all,
I hope someone can help me solve my problem with my front entry door. It is a double entry door 30 inch doors and standard height. The house is a masonary block home. The problem is I need to replace the door but the current door was modified to fit the rough in that is 1/4 inch to small in the vertical when the house was built. I would like to install a prehung door, the current doors are made out of particle board and the bottoms were cut down to allow them to fit. The frame is also made out of wood. Both frame and doors are rotting so I need to replace both. Any help would nice. Thanks,
Jim
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Jim wrote:

Pre-hung doors can be disassembled. Do so.
Remove 1/4" where necessary (saw, plane, whatever). Re-assemble and install.
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Could also use a masonary saw to trim the top of the door frame, a dirty but DIY job.
I believe stanley has a custom order ability, you might look into that. I heard about it since my kitchen door is very narrow and theres no easy way to widen the rough in.
its on the too do list waiting for the $$$:(
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have your carpenter determine the cause of the rotting and install proper materials to prevent damage to the new installation. there may be a drainage plane behind the brick that is not properly behaving. see the free pdf 52 pages at: also more at their pages and search them too: http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/mold/Read_This_Before_You_Design_Build_or_Renovate.pdf
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