exterior wood door slab issues


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Old 12-09-21, 06:33 AM
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exterior wood door slab issues




Hello everyone,

I hired someone to install a custom door jamb and exterior wood door. When installing the door, the floor/base wasn't level and the jamb went in lopsided are crooked. Instead of fixing this, he planed the door to fix the opening. Now, he is telling me this is normal and what you supposed to do.
What can I do to make this work? How can this be fixed?

Thanks Mary
 
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Old 12-09-21, 07:23 AM
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Can't tell from the photos what the problem is, all the reveals around the door look okay. Forgetting out of level for a moment, what's wrong with how the door operates? Are there gaps somewhere when it's closed?
 
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Old 12-09-21, 08:55 AM
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It looks like the gap is larger, both top and bottom, on the right hand side of the door. I would have shimmed that side of the door to make it level or have an even gap. Of course this will leave a pie shaped gap at the bottom of the door that needs to be filled and sealed to keep water out.
 
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Old 12-09-21, 09:11 AM
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So are you telling me this is normal for a door to be out of square? This door and door jamb are new.

Can I cut the door square and buy a new door jamb to fix the smaller door. It looks like he not coming back to fix it.









 
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Old 12-09-21, 01:56 PM
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Was this a prehung door or just a new slab installed on the existing door frame? If brand new prehung, the fame should've been shimmed to match the rough cut our or wood added or subtracted to make the opening square before door install.
I would insist he come back and replace (I doubt he will) or take him to small claims court. Shoddy workmanship.
 
 

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