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Old 03-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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I have a concrete block detached garage and the entry door needs to be replaced. A frame made of 2 x 8s was installed in the rough opening, and the door is attached to one of the 2x 8 and the jamb is cut out in the opposite 2 x 8. Would it be best to install a new prehung door and remove the frame or attach a new door to the existing frame? Thanks for the help

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Assuning the 2x8's are not structural(not holding up a lentil or header), you could remove them and install a prehung door. Tapcons are a marvelous invention, just screw thru the shims or you will bow the jamb.

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If you remove the existing 2x8 jamb then you will have to fir out the jamb on the new pre-hung door to make it fit in the concrete block door opening.
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If you remove the existing 2x8 jamb then you will have to fir out the jamb on the new pre-hung door to make it fit in the concrete block door opening.
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Hi, what do you mean by "fir out the jamb"?

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Standard prehung doors will not fit becuase the rough opening (which is concrete block) is too small. The height of the rough opening is less than 80" so a standard prehung door is too tall. It is also difficult to find an entry door without a frame.
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A year later and you still haven't installed a door?
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Nope. I put it off and plan to take care of it this summer.
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Welcome back, include some dimensions and we will have another go.

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