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.
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.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
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
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
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