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Old 05-19-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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What would you do with this?


This is my basement door. It doesn't stay shut very well at all and looks horrendous. I want to replace it. A contractor told me he would just cap off the sides with j-channel and get a new door. The wood looks pretty bad to me though so I think it might need to be replaced. How would you guys go about fixing this? In my limited knowledge I'd think to remove the wood with a recip saw and attach a new rough opening somehow to the concrete (??) then put up a new exterior prehung door. Does this make sense or is it ok to cap it off? What would you do if its your house?

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Old 05-19-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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I would rip out the whole door. Frame in a new one as needed. If you get a new prehung door it will come with everything you need including the jambs and at least one side of casing

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Old 05-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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Miller is correct. Tear out the whole thing, rebuild RO if necessary, and install pre-hung door
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #4
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I've seen that door before! It was in a movie with a girl named, um, Dorothy Are those 2x6 jambs?
Yep...replace. lol
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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I've installed split jambs before, but they are usually vertical....... REPLACE!

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