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Old 03-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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I am putting in new doors and door jambs and have come across a problem after removing the old jambs. I am left with these metal brackets that were used to plumb the old jamb. I do not know how to remove them. They are nailed into the stud and drywall very solid. There's no way I could claw out the nails without ruining the drywall. Actually i cant grasp the head of the nail regardless. What are my options and what tools would I need?
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Will the new pre hung clear those brackets? If so, leave them in.

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The previous door was cut down, so the brackets need to be removed for proper fit.

No pry bar will get under the mail or bracket to pry it out. Attempts at this would destroy the drywall.

Would a reciprocal saw cut through the bracket?
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I'd use a good cats paw and pull the nails or maybe an angle grinder and grind the heads off
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The trim is going to cover up what minor damage will be done to the drywall.
You drive the bar in from the top and the bottom not the sides.
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I can't get the nails to move. I used a flat bar to yank on the bracket and the result is the attached pic.
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I can't get the nails to move. I used a flat bar to yank on the bracket and the result is the attached pic.
Here's the pic.
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A stiletto cats paw would make quick work of those brackets. Although you will have some trouble with all of your coworkers always asking to borrow it.
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Thanks everybody. I managed this although the nails were so difficult to remove because they were threaded.

I just used a nail puller that looks like a screwdriver to get a start on it and a hammer did the rest. Tore up the drywall a bit.
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Thanks everybody. I managed this although the nails were so difficult to remove because they were threaded.

I just used a nail puller that looks like a screwdriver to get a start on it and a hammer did the rest. Tore up the drywall a bit.

the screwdriver type puller sounds like a tack claw, one of the most used tools in my arsenal when doing repairs.

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