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Old 12-10-2014, 08:41 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I have a new front door I need to install. It is already primed, painted, etc. I had planned on reusing the old frame, however, the hinges are a different style and they do not line up with the new door's placement. That said, to continue to do this project right, I need to pull my old door frame. I have hung doors and replaced frames before, however, my front door is surrounded by brick and concrete. I have never dealt with this before and I am concerned I have no idea what I am getting into if I pull the frame. Since I live in Colorado, and it is December, I feel like I should know exactly what I am getting into before ripping out my entry door.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I can provide pictures if that will help.

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Old 12-10-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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Need those pictures.
Hope you now going to install a prehung door.
In most cases you remove the inside casing, and on the outside you remove the brick moulding to remove the door.

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Old 12-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Need some pics .I would suggest as Joe has.To take the door back and get a prehung unless you have the tools and knowledge to make a new frame correctly and install the threshold.You'll be glad you did.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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The replacement door is a prehung, I was just trying to avoid pulling the old frame. Now that nothing lines up j don't have a choice so I will be lol. I will post some pictures this evening when I get home
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Why would you buy a prehung door and not use the new frame.Not hard to remove the old frame.Remove the casing on the inside and the brickmold on the outside and see how the jamb is attached.Usaully a simple job of cutting some nails with a sawzall.
Could be a few long screws in the hinges plates going into the jamb.
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Why would you buy a prehung door and not use the new frame.Not hard to remove the old frame.Remove the casing on the inside and the brickmold on the outside and see how the jamb is attached.Usaully a simple job of cutting some nails with a sawzall.
Could be a few long screws in the hinges plates going into the jamb.
Primarily because I didn't want to deal with the brick since I was unsure if what was involved. At this point it sounds like it is really no different than an interior door apart from some caulking. Three was also No cost difference and just the door had a huge lead time
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If you had planned at first to use the old frame because it was in good shape you could have just bought the door slab and notched the original door hinge mount locations of the frame to the door .
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Should not have to deal with the brick at all.There should be wood framing inside the brick that the old frame is attached to.Take a utility knife and cut the caulking out around the existing brick mold and remove it.You will then be able to see what you're dealing with.If the brick mold on the new prehung is a bit tight to the existing brick all you need to do is pull it off and reset the reveal.Then caulk.
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I always remove the wooden brick moulding anyway and replace with PVC brick moulding.
Never going to rot or need painting.
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Here are some exterior pictures
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