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Old 12-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Okay I am not sure if it's the door or the frame or both but something is warped. So I need some help deciding which and figuring out the best corse of action. All pictures are with the door fully closed. The door closes easy and does not bind.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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Looks like the weather stripping is missing.

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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What is that chopped up mess on the side of the door?
So what's the issue? That wide gap?
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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No the weather striping is still there. The chopped up mess it where the screen door was on the opposite side from where it was when I took it off
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Looks like someone try to use a cheap hollow core interior door and make it work as an exterior door.
Time for a new real exterior door.
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Yeah that what I am thinking
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you will get best results and be happier with a new door unit installed instead of sticking a new exterior slab on there
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Yep old house only going to do just slabs for interior doors
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Believe it or not it's faster and will come out better with prehung not just slabs.
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You will spend 2X as much time trying to get a slab to work right. Believe me.
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Yep---Slabs take as long or longer to install as a prehung door. And a lot more tools.
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Yep---Slabs take as long or longer to install as a prehung door. And a lot more tools.
...and skill.

That is something you can find at HD or Lowes in a box either.

I know when I am over my head and I have done one and it took forever.

Won't ever attempt that again...trust me.
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if you do change out full units for interior doors plan to put back larger trim so it covers the boo boos from removing the old door and trim, you then only need to caulk new trim to wall...
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if you do change out full units for interior doors plan to put back larger trim so it covers the boo boos from removing the old door and trim, you then only need to caulk new trim to wall...
Also, the lines are going to show on the floor where the old jambs sat. I've even seen gaps in some cases when it's all finished. That's one of the downsides to pre-hungs vs. retro fit

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