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Sorry if this is a really simple question, someone tried breaking in through the front door and left a pretty decent crack in the frame... the door doesn't seal completely when closed

What is generally the best way to fix this? Wood glue and clamps?

 

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The hard but good way is to remove the weather stripping, cut out the damaged section, rip a new piece to fit and glue / screw it to the existing jamb.
 
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The hard but good way is to remove the weather stripping, cut out the damaged section, rip a new piece to fit and glue / screw it to the existing jamb.

My skills are very limited... is this something a beginner could complete? Have you seen any YouTube tutorials for a repair like this? Thanks


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Limited skills and tools use the glue and clamp method mentioned above.
 

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This is also my same answer you should use glue and clamps.

If glue and clamps is not effective then buy new lumber, then prepare paint, hammer, screwdriver and screws.
 

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Glue and clamp it. You may want to install longer screws where the latch and deadbolt go into the door jam for added security if you have not done so already. I used 3.5 inch screws on mine so they bite all the way through the jam into the house framing.
 

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If you are going to glue and clamp, you could add in some trim screws to pull the joint together. They have a very small head with a square drive. I would pre drill a slightly smaller hole than the trim screw just to make sure it doesn't cause the wood to split.
Mike Hawkins:smile:
 
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