I installed two sets of exterior french doors about three months ago.
I installed them incorrectly - the jambs are flush with the studs
instead of the drywall. Now it's time to install molding and I'd like
to fix my mistake.
I caulked with silicone caulk under the theshhold. Having done so, can
I remove these doors to re-install them without damaging the
I ask because when I've removed exterior doors in the past, the
threshold has stuck and been ruined by removal. Those doors were new
construction doors and I don't know if it was caulk or something else
creating the adhesion.
Thanks for your help.
Is the molding going to pretty much cover the jambs? If so, why not just
extend the jambs 1/2" with a strip of wood. Gotta be better than pulling
the door, fixing one FU and creating 3 more. Hopefully you have a table
I'd fake it with some square stock on the edge of the jamb. Probably have
to rip to fit. Maybe even cut the drywall back a tad to make room- not a
problem as long as casing will cover it.
Thanks for your replys.
My initial plan was to fill the gap with square stock, but it just
didn't look right to me. The hinges are recessed and if I leave a
slight reveal with the casing, I can tell it's not attached to the
jamb. It would work if it's my only option, but I'd rather re-install
Any thoughts on the threshold and caulk?
As others have said, if the exterior is a good fit, you may be
best off extending the jamb. You can set the extension back an
1/8 and then install the trim back another 1/8 rather than trying
to make everything flush and having the hinges buried.
If you still think moving the jamb is your best go, you might be
able to run a Sawzall under the threshold to release the caulk.
It should also be possible to replace the threshold.
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