The project: Replace brick molding on three (3) exterior doors because of rot. When I removed the brick mold in the first door I was working on, I noticed that the door frame moved a bit. I had to remove the interior molding to cut a bit of the door jamb off and when this was removed-the entire door frame did move. Not one nail in the door frame itself. All three doors were this way. The interior trim and brick mold were holding the door frame in place. After checking the frame for square, level, and plumb, I did nail it in place. Never seen this before. David
wow, that's unheard of for a door. i've seen a lot of windows installed that way no problem, but that's a bit ridiculous. not even any shims or spray foam?
this brick mold stuff is a disaster though. i can't tell you how many i've had to replace because of being blown to hell with rot. and only 10 years old?
definitely don't replace with the pre-primed fingerjointed brick mold. at the very least get some #2 pine, and prime/paint.