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Old 06-11-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Purchased a 3 family house. The former owner had fire rated doors installed a couple of years ago. The doors were not prehung. The house is nearly 100 years old. Some of the doors don't fit well during certain times of the year due to wood swelling etc. The cost to replace the doors it not in my budget. Can I rebuild (replace the wood) the frame and door jam inexpensively? Does anyone know if there is a kit available?

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Old 06-11-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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Fire rated doors in a house sounds a little unique...

Are these hollow metal doors or wood doors?

Interior or exterior?

Replacing the doors and frames would be quite expensive..

How bad do they rub/hit?

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These are interior wood doors. Fire rated doors were required according to state inspectors. During certain times of the year you have to push the doors to get them closed. Other times of the year you could have a 1.5 inch gap between the door and the jam.
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Wow an inch an a half gap between the door and the jamb???!!!

Something is seriously wrong as that would make the fire door absolutely worthless... Normal is only about 1/8" gap per side.

Can you post any pic's?

Maybe check the hinge edge for a label that may lead to a manufacturer?
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These are interior wood doors. Fire rated doors were required according to state inspectors. During certain times of the year you have to push the doors to get them closed. Other times of the year you could have a 1.5 inch gap between the door and the jam.
An 1 1/2" gap ? I find that hard to believe,were you using a metric ruler? Exspansion in doors are helped by sealing the top and bottom edges before doors are installed (most people don't do it),wait til winter when the door generally shrinks then try sealing the edges,it may help
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