I need some help with a door repair gone wrong... We have metal door
with a wood core that hangs on the North side of the house. It has
begun to stick lately and my friend tried to repair it this morning.
Somehow the metal lip caught on the door jamb and has seperated from
the wood. Now we are unable to open the door without the metal
Is there any way to fix this problem? PLEASE!
What is the proper way to fix the door so that it doesn't stick?
Thank you so much!
<< Is there any way to fix this problem? >>
Pretty doubtful. The door was already in trouble when the repair attempt was
made. At this point the best option may be to head for the lumber yard and get
a whole new door and frame assembly, although it may be possible to find just a
door with the right dimensions. If the project seems overwhelming get a
tradesman to help. Good luck.
You can try some different adhesives to glue it back together. JB Weld or even
PL 400. Check your hinges and see if they are loose for the sticking problem.
metal doors are the worst ones to fix so you might consider a new solid core
door rather than messing with it too much.
First, fix the door. Can use 2-part epoxy - the slow setting stuff is
stronger. Just mix it well, brush or spread it on both separated surfaces -
you may have to bend the metal back further to apply the glue - then clamp
it for a day using several C-Clamps preferably with plywood strips to assure
even pressure over the damaged area. After removing the clamps and excess
glue, study the door in closed postion, and see if it squares up with the
jamb. You either have sagging hinges or hinge screws, a swollen or wet jamb,
or the door was installed in too small a jamb. If it is just a hinge
problem, you can loosen the jamb side of the hinge screws, pry and prop the
door from the bottom and retighten or move the screws. Also, for this part
of the job, change friends!
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