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removing nails from door frame

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06-12-14, 01:24 PM   #1  
removing nails from door frame

I am having issues putting in new bifold closet doors. The previous doors were sliding doors and there was a piece of trim hiding the track...
I removed the trim to allow for bifold doors but there are several nails sticking out of the door frame.
The problem is I have no access to the top of the nails to remove them...they are coming from the top of the door frame and I believe covered by drywall.

Is there any way to remove these nails without completely taking apart the door frame?
I've attached pictures to hopefully give you a better idea...there are nails in the side and top of door frame.


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06-12-14, 01:27 PM   #2  
Cut them off (hacksaw), use a punch to set them just below the surface, then putty the holes.

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06-12-14, 02:07 PM   #3  
I agree! I'd probably use an electric saw or pneumatic cut off wheel but maybe I'm getting lazy in my old age. A good stout wire cutter would also work.

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06-12-14, 02:56 PM   #4  
Or you could snip them with a pair of lineman pliers and then use the nail set to push them back into their holes and putty over. Simple repair really, lots of options. You can even try hammering them all the way back although they will probably hit something, so cutting first is advised.

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06-12-14, 09:15 PM   #5  
The Ax Blade, in a sawsall cuts anything.

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