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Old 03-22-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Extension jamb too wide on prehung entry door, can I fix it?


I bought an entry door at an auction with a 6 9/16" extension jamb. Non refundable, non returnable. Unfortunately, my house was framed with 2by4s, so the extension jamb is too wide for my existing door frame. We are in the middle of a major remodel- adding a second story and widening the entry where this door will go. Can the framer just reframe the entry door with 2 by 6s? Is there some other fix that would work? thx.

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Is the wall already up? If so how many studs are that the wall?
You can not just reframe around the door, the whole wall would have to be redone or the doors going to stick out of the wall.

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They could, and that would leave you with a 2" box sticking out into the entry, or just frame that section of the entry to be just 2x6, and make sure they frame the stud for the drywall to attach at that corner, to be where the 2x6 framing meets it.

I did the 2x4 framing for an entry door on a mobile home I had, and then just trimmed it out, so that I had a little shelf at the top, that I could place a key for the deadbolt on. I had a ex-wife that when I met her was pregnant by this loser, who had a son at that time, that was sever adhd, and would escape on us, if we would have just had a standard deadbolt with a thumb turn on it. Of course that is a story in itself, but in turn we had two great kids before we got divorced, and things are great for them, but not so great for their older brother who is in trouble with the law & courts.
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is the jamb extension metal or wood. if its wood just cut it down to fit the wall.
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The entry is only going to be 8' wide. So if the framer reframed the door with 2 by 6s and put some extra studs along the wall to attach the drywall to, would that work?
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The entry is only going to be 8' wide. So if the framer reframed the door with 2 by 6s and put some extra studs along the wall to attach the drywall to, would that work?
Didn't I state that in post #2 as the way to make this work. Put up a drawing of your floor plan, showing walls, and the entrance.
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There's no reason that I can see why that wall can't be furred out.

Why aren't the exterior walls 2x6 to begin with?
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It's a remodel not new constrution.
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You could have your contractor build a new frame for the door.
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Just have them reframe the opening with the 2x6 framing, and also put in a stud on the walls on the side, so you can rehang drywall. Plus side is, you can re pull the doorbell & lighting at the entrance, plus install Cat-5e or Cat-6 with coax in case you wish to place a video camera at the entrance, to allow you to check who is at the front door, without going downstairs, or coming back upstairs, or from your bedroom.

You are at a great opportunity right now with the remodeling, with being able to do a lot of stuff that needed to be done. Pulling Ethernet wiring & coax to locations that did not have it before, along with locating a/v equipment in an area such as a closet or downstairs, to allow whole house distribution, along with the front & back entrance cameras & mic's.
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That shouldn't be that many studs. If the wall is already framed and don't want to re do it you, or they could rip some 2" pieces from some 2x's and nail them to the face of every stud, jack, etc. A little construction adhesive would help. Add the corner nailers.
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How about planing the frame down to the correct size for the wall?
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what sort of door are we dealing with here. Sounds like the makings for a headache. Ask the framer if he is willing to install this door. Unless he is brain dead he could give you an answer in five minutes.

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