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Old 03-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #16
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It sounds like this is a new home. Is it not the goal to have everything installed and undamaged when buying something new. I know my wife would be having this builder replace this door. that big hole for the tapcon should be in the Preasure treated wood that should have been attached to the concrete. And then Attach the door to the Blocked in opening. If this door frame is attached directly to the Concrete sides you might as well replace it now because you will have to replace it in 2-3 years after the moisture from the concrete has rotted out your frame

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #17
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It is a new built and the door is attached to pt wood. They all are, windows too. We went to the house this afternoon and checked the doors with a fine tooth comb all the way around and like someone previously pointed out, we are starting to think they are brand new doors installed in an old frame. There are cracks in the wood at many places on both the entrance (double doors ) and the French doors. The weather strip is so thin, we press our fingers on it (doors close) and daylight comes in. Urg!!! The builder flat out refuses to change the doors, we have asked before. The doors are the only issue with the house. Pic below is the front door .. Looks like an old frame and weather strip is already damage. Tried to upload 2 more pics and wouldn't go.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:22 PM   #18
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Front door pic. Don't understand why the pics post sideways.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #20
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FYI to anyone interested in knowing... we just called ThermaTru and their doors weatherstrip has their biz name stamped about every 2 inches all the way around and the hinges have their biz name on them also.
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Why are they using tapcon screws if there is PT wood between jamb and block wall? Is there therma tru on weather stripping and hinges? I looked and mine does. The weather stripping is also black. Door is about 5 years old.
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That's a really cheap builders grade door to start with.
Things like those misaligned seals in the inside corners, really thin poorly supported thresholds, no PVC finger joined in the bottoms of the jams to stop them from rotting are going to be norm on that grade door.
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The jam are not Therma Tru because no biz name on hinges or on the weatherstrip.

We will deal with this as it is because we aren't going to win the builder on this. We will take care of ourselves as soon as we close on the house.
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Update on door jam fix :

Builder fixed the jam, with caulking!!! We will file a complaint with the board on this builder, he has crossed the line.
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Forget about the board. They could care less. Got to the State's Attorney and Licensing Commission for your state. Also work with your own private lawyer and let the bank know what is going on.

As long as the bank still holds the note on the construction. They will not let this go during the build process.

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