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Old 10-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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Install Prehung Door in 1950 Home


Hello, my house was built in 1950. This weekend I took the adventure of replacing the old solid door they had with a steel door and storm door. I only go as far as getting the prehung door install. The house exterrior is brick. The door size i needed and used was 32"...

I have the door in and shimmed. It openes and closed great. But when you are standing on the outside looking at the door. The stop molind (exterior molding) the left bottom goes directly to the brick then the top left there is about a inch gap between the molding and the brick. The right side there is a gap on the entire side abouve 1.5".... I was thinking of getting molding to make it look better and to cover the gaps but with the way it is slanting the molding wouldn't look right because of the way the gap is. Any other ideas what I can do? I will try to get pictures today. I am guess take the door out and try to realign it better? Level shows its level on all sides and again it opens and closed great...

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The way you describe it sounds like if you measured in between the bricks the number at the top would be 1” bigger than the bottom. If that’s the case I’d move the door over so the trim is the same at the top but other than that there’s not much you can do but trim it out and live with it.

How did the old door look?

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