Excessive Gap b/w Exterior Door and Frame


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Old 12-28-10, 02:55 AM
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Excessive Gap b/w Exterior Door and Frame

I have an entry door (36") on the side of my garage that was installed incorrectly as there is a significant gap alongside the door and the frame when the door is closed. Daylight is clearly visiable around the weatherstripping and the deadbolt is also clearly visiable when the door is locked.

The gap is probably close to 1/4". Is there anyway to fix this or do I need to replace the door? The door itself is in fine condition, looks like an insulated door purchased from Lowes/HD but whomever did the install clearly missed the mark.

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Old 12-28-10, 04:11 AM
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I'd remove the casings on the striker side and see if I could pry [gently] the jamb out some and then shim and renail the jamb.
 
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Old 12-28-10, 05:19 AM
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I agree with Mark - sounds llike the jamb was nailed too closely to the frame of the house
 
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Old 12-28-10, 07:52 AM
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The shims certainly have tightened this up. Do i need to tack these in place with a brad nailer or will they stay in place on their own?

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Tack them with a finish nailer or a brad nailer with long enuf brads to fully penetrate.
 
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Old 12-28-10, 08:26 AM
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Yeah, we use finish nails on door jambs, brads seem a little light for the task - they will definitely not stay in place on their own
 
 

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