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Repairing moisture damage on exterior doors/frame

I noticed the corners were soft and so I dug in. I chiseled away all the soft wood, now what? I was planning to cut a few pieces of scrap wood and glue it to concrete, calk the gaps on the frame. How do I patch the door? Is there a product that could fill all that volume?


 

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11-28-20, 02:10 PM
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PVC is the ideal material to use, since it will never rot again.



 
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Typically, i would cut some pvc on a table saw for the chunk on the jamb, and cut a kerf for the fin of the weatherstrip to fit into. Then bondo and sand the seam.

On the door, brush it with Minwax wood hardener, and once that is dry, fill the void with bondo. You might want to make a mold to protect the parts of the door that you want to keep clean.
 
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Hmm, didn't think pvc would apply here.
 
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That looks fantastic, how easy it is to work with without a table saw? I have a hand saw, circular saw and Sawzall.
 
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You might be able to cut your piece with a skilsaw. Just watch your fingers.

That was is a block of 2 pieces glued together... one was 3/4 thick, the other 1/2" thick.

The groove was cut by running it through a table saw. You would need to do that with the skilsaw.
 
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