Advice on exterior door jam?


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Old 09-18-14, 08:18 PM
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Advice on exterior door jam?

Hi,
Our contractor was supposed to replace the exterior back door and jam as a part of a larger project. We just discovered that rather than replacing the jam and installing a prehung door, they chiseled out the old jam to make the new slab fit and applied plaster to cover the rough edge of the chiseled-out jam.

My question: how big of a problem is this? Will we need to tear out the door and old jam and install a new pre-hung set-up?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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Old 09-19-14, 02:50 AM
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Welcome to the forums! It depends on how nicely they covered up the old marks. If it is ugly, and you don't want it, and paid for a door replacement, call them back to fix it correctly. Prehung door units are more expensive than slabs, but are much easier to install as a unit, IMO. It is not a structural problem, but being an exterior door, I question the sealing of the slab to the jamb. Could you post a couple of pictures so we can see what you see? Pictures of the jamb/hinge area as well as a straight on picture from inside and out. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 09-19-14, 05:16 AM
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Thank you much! The contractor has been such a pain on so many issues that we don't want to deal with them anymore unless it's a structural issue... but it does look horrible.
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Old 09-19-14, 05:33 AM
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If you paid for a new prehung then you should get it. Personally I don't like the look of the repair job that was done. Wood filler and paint can go a long way to make it look decent. How long ago did this take place?
 
 

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