Rotted exterior door jamb repair

Old 11-18-13, 08:28 PM
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Rotted exterior door jamb repair

I have an exterior door where the door jamb was getting a sprinkler head spraying on it for a while and now it's rotted in the bottom 2-3".

I removed all the rotted and loose wood and have filled in with high quality structural wood epoxy putty from Abatron. I have used this product before and it's very strong. Once it cures I will then paint on a thin layer of liquid epoxy over the entire bottom jamb - old wood and new epoxy, then paint over.

The problem I have is not with the repair itself, but the location of the repair is at a spot where the back of the door will make contact with the repaired area when the door is closed. I have put masking tape on the door edge, as well as masking tape over the repair area for now, while I wait for the epoxy putty to cure. Once it's cured I plan to peel off the masking tape, sand it smooth then lay on a thin layer of liquid epoxy - now the question is once I did that, how will I be able to "protect" it to wait for it to cure? Or when I paint that edge? How would I avoid messing with it with the door edge? I can't leave the door open 24 hours because the jamb has to be left untouched...any tricks?
Old 11-19-13, 04:17 AM
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Is the door itself hitting the jamb or is there weatherstripping in the way? Except for weatherstripping [which is often removable] there should be a slight gap so maybe something needs to be sanded down a little. Pics might help us better understand what you are dealing with.

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