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Replacing Interior Door Jam (and probably door)

Old 12-03-04, 10:29 AM
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Replacing Interior Door Jam (and probably door)

I recently had a basement flood. Most of the baseboards and doors survived in good condition. However one door jam didn't do so well. I am told it is a partical board jam and inferior quality, if it has been real wood it would have been fine as well.

So not having every finished out any space ever, I have no idea what it will take to replace this door jam. Help.
Old 12-10-04, 01:39 AM
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Hi Dragon, -first take off the trim, all round both sides and top. A small pry bar and claw hammer are usually all you need. Now you will see how the main jamb is attached. generally it's easiest to use a 30-36" crowbar at this point and start springing the jambs out at the bottom, working your way up. Finally you'll be able to loosen the header jamb, and you're done. Purchase your new jamb, and some shims. Replace in the same order. For this you will need a level as well as the tools you used to take it out. (There's many good publications on how to do it BTW. Readers Digest and Black and Decker books are excellent and usually found in the store where you buy the materials.) Wouldn't hurt to just glance at one to get the idea.

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Old 12-11-04, 07:13 AM
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Hi dragon ... I replied to a similiar post under replace french doors below... hope it helps


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