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Old 11-24-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Been coming across this alot lately, and usually try to get people to change the door, but with times being hard i started repairing them!

i t turns out you can make a decent days pay or better and not really bust your back tearing out doors ive done about 10 of these already and each time it seams that it gets easier and easier!
Heres were the fein multimaster shines and you quickly forget how much the MM cost!

this is a 6 year old home!
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It looks like that door needed a carpet shim under it. Does that butt-ugly rug get stuck under that door?
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They took all the furniture but left the rug for the new owners!

That putty job lasted about 2 mnths from what i was told by the realtor!

painters think the caulk and putty is the answer to everything!
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They took all the furniture but left the rug for the new owners!

That putty job lasted about 2 mnths from what i was told by the realtor!

painters think the caulk and putty is the answer to everything!
I would have used Azek. Looks good on the repair.
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I was considering that but the azek is to smooth and doent look natural as you cant really sand it to @ the joint!
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this is a 6 year old home!



You should tack your Business Card inside the door jamb,so you can get the call in 6 more years for either another repair, or replacement.
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Just curious, not trying to start something here.....do you ever apply 2 part penetrating epoxy sealer to the areas that you removed the rot ? Rot is a living organism as you probably know. Looks like you got most of it out.

I found out about these products on these forums.
I use http://www.rotdoctor.com/products/product.html and http://www.abatron.com/cms/

I too do a lot of rot repair also. Just got a FMM about 6 months ago. Its true. How did I get by without it ?
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I have been using No Rot door frames. The bottom 4 inches is fiberglass.
I measure the hinge and latch distances, give that info to my door company and in a few days have a new frame. The old door hinges fit without any adjustment and all is good. I will hold up better than a patch.
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No i do not use the 2 part apoxy, and to tell you the truth 2 yrs ago i would of only replaced the door or walked away from this!
I just cut the rot out and use white gorilla glue at all connections! it is just a repair!
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I was considering that but the azek is to smooth and doent look natural as you cant really sand it to @ the joint!
We've been using the units with composite bottoms on the jamb legs. It seems to put an end to that problem.
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You should tack your Business Card inside the door jamb,so you can get the call in 6 more years for either another repair, or replacement.

yes built in 03 ! unbelievable!
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We've been using the units with composite bottoms on the jamb legs. It seems to put an end to that problem.

Thanks lone, There goes my job security
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Thanks lone, There goes my job security
Should be plenty of those plywood paneled window bays for you to wrap with Azek, no?
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Wow! 6 years & it had already been bondoed before. Go figure?
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Been coming across this alot lately, and usually try to get people to change the door, but with times being hard i started repairing them!

i t turns out you can make a decent days pay or better and not really bust your back tearing out doors ive done about 10 of these already and each time it seams that it gets easier and easier!
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Just installed 13 Replacement windows in a Cape today for a "Flipper".Just tacked them in place till HO makes a decision.
75% of the sills were shot,as well as the bottom 6" of the most window trim.
Someone had already scabbed on new sill faces,leaving a gaping hole for water to enter.

Tomorrow I'll talk the painter into convincing HO to replace rather than patch as planned.
By the time I get done,they would have been better off replacing with Prime windows as first suggested.

It'll be interesting to see what the decision is.
I would think the labor involved in patching is more than replacement in this situation.
I'll probably figure the price that way,just so I don't have to deal with the aggravation of trying to get it so it doesn't look like a patch,and the next HO won't have a problem.
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Just installed 13 Replacement windows in a Cape today for a "Flipper".Just tacked them in place till HO makes a decision.
75% of the sills were shot,as well as the bottom 6" of the most window trim.
Someone had already scabbed on new sill faces,leaving a gaping hole for water to enter.

Tomorrow I'll talk the painter into convincing HO to replace rather than patch as planned.
By the time I get done,they would have been better off replacing with Prime windows as first suggested.

It'll be interesting to see what the decision is.
I would think the labor involved in patching is more than replacement in this situation.
I'll probably figure the price that way,just so I don't have to deal with the aggravation of trying to get it so it doesn't look like a patch,and the next HO won't have a problem.

i know, but to tell you the truth i kinda like the repairing now, The Homeowners think they know whats best and for me its cake work! No helper needed, i,ll do this all week long
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i know, but to tell you the truth i kinda like the repairing now, The Homeowners think they know whats best and for me its cake work! No helper needed, i,ll do this all week long
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At least till loneframer puts you out of business with his composite door bottoms!
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I buy a solid pvc jamb from the supplier & use 6" pieces off of it to do repairs. I do a 45 cut to splice it to the existing jamb, shim & seal off the seam.
I would rather use a composite jamb, but I haven't found full jambs made of composite material.
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I buy a solid pvc jamb from the supplier & use 6" pieces off of it to do repairs. I do a 45 cut to splice it to the existing jamb, shim & seal off the seam.
I would rather use a composite jamb, but I haven't found full jambs made of composite material.
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Yes but thats thicker than a jamb, that piece is 2" x 2 1/2" i never seen around here pvc trim 2" thick

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