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Best material to use under drywall returns?

Thoughts between wood or metal, or both, for jamb extensions on replacement windows with drywall returns? Is there any risk to going with wood? Is it overkill to have metal on top of the wood jamb ...
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how to DIY interior door install that is just shy of 80" vertical and 45" wide [closed]

pictures: https://imgur.com/a/UvnqAud i am interested in putting a door in this opening as you see - its 45 3/4" x 79 1/4". ive never done this, but i do have the tools, and have experience ...
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Door jamb framing is out of plumb

I'm remodeling our family room and will need to put flooring down. The front doorway needs to be reframed so the door sits above the floor. The current jamb is a mess likely due to our old house's ...
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How to Address/Fix Gap Between Door Leaf and Jamb?

My exterior door (36"wide, 96" tall, made of metal and engineered materials, wood jamb/sides) has developed a very noticeable gap to the outside world. This is not a weatherstrip issue, ...
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How do I Trim between 2 doors that are close together?

I need to install jamb on the strike opening of my second pocket door and trim out both. I'm stuck because it looks a bit stupid to me, the doors are to close to each other to trim each out normally ...
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Exterior Door - Need Help with Sticking

I live in an row home and the front exterior door sticks very badly. Requires me to jam it shut and open each time. Is there any option aside from shaving down the door jamb? I’m a rookie and don’t ...
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Do I need to remove drywall before casing an opening?

The entry/opening to my dining room is currently finished with drywall. I am looking to add casing to up the esthetic. I am wondering if I can nail the jambs over the drywall or if I have to remove ...
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How to fix a door with a displaced sill?

Someone used a pry bar to remove the lower trim of my front door, and accidentally pushed one side of the sill towards the house by inches, but the other side seems okay. The door is now very ...
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Door knob strike plate is hitting casing extension/trim

I installed a one piece security strike plate on my new door frame (it has the openings for both the knob and deadbolt on one plate). I’ve discovered the knob latch hits my jamb extensions (and if the ...
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Newly installed door frame a door. Since painting the door doesn't close. The door jamb is too close to the door on the hinge side

We've recently had some rooms reconfigured and all the door frames and doors replaced. The builders did the tricky work but we've been left to decorate. When the builders left the door frames and jamb ...
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How can I conceal poorly-fit floor boards around door jambs?

So the previous owner installed their own hardwood floors and there are no extra pieces left over. The cuts and installion around the door jambs are awful. There are significant gabs been the jambs ...
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How do i reassemble a Arrow Powershop Pro 8000 staple gun?

I have a Powershop Pro 8000 staple gun that jammed on me. So I opened it up to fix jam and it came all apart. How do I reassemble it? Is there a site I can get a diagram of the inside of it?
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Fastening modified, vinyl, new construction window into a wooden jamb

I am trying to see if I can salvage a vinyl new construction window that has a nail fin/flange (for nailing the window directly to the house framing) for use as a replacement window by cutting the ...
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Gap: Exterior Door Jamb and Brick Wall

Situation: I am replacing my exterior door with a new framed, exterior door (36") that has rough opening of 37.5". The wall-to-wall gap is 40". So, I have a total gap of 2.5" (= ...
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Does the door jamb head go between the door jamb sides or above

I am installing two 3ft shed doors into a 6ft opening. I have some pressure treated 1x6s to make the door jambs. I cut the door jamb header to run across the 6ft length and screwed to the door ...
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Exterior Door hits Jamb

I have an exterior door that won't close easily because the top 1/3 of the door hits/rubs against the door jamb. To close the door, I can either use my shoulder for a strong impact, or lift up on the ...
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Interior doors no longer fit flush with frames when closing

I've had some hooks over the top of my bathroom, bedroom, and office doors for the past few months. I remember the doors fit fairly snugly to the frame when I closed them around the time I moved in (a ...
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How to fix an uneven (curved) upper window box to install blinds?

The top of my window frame is curved, probably as a fail in construction. Just noticed it when I was trying to install new blinds. You can see it in the picture below that it is uneven by the center ...
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Exterior Door - Jam Placement

I'm installing a pre-hung exterior door on the back of the garage. The door jam is 4 9/16" wide. The total width of the wall (interior face to exterior face) is about 5 3/4" The door jam is ...
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Door Jamb and Moulding as Load Bearing?

Recently I've been working on replacing the moulding around the doors in my home, but I've come across a bit of an oddity with the jamb - It's the same piece of wood as the moulding. I thought it was ...
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Appropriate slack for door jambs

Generally speaking, what's an appropriate gap to leave between the door jamb and the stud? In my particular situation, neither wall is plumb. On the left, I adjusted for it with some padding that you ...
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Fixing small broken area at lock plate of interior door jamb

My bathroom door has a minor issue at the lock plate of the door jamb. The main issue was that the screw area got forced in and I screwed in a nearby area that eventually broke. I dont want to change ...
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Exterior Door Width is Shorter than Jamb

I have an exterior door with a large gap to the strike-side jamb. When closed I can see a 1/4" inch gap from top to bottom. Fortunately the dead bolt works but the latch bold is just hanging in ...
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How to fix this storm door hinge?

The jamb bracket was always loose, so I had to keep using longer and longer screws to make it stronger. Over time the wood completely got eroded, left with a gaping hole and no place to insert a screw....
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Do I need to cut under door jambs when installing laminate flooring?

I'm planning on laminating the floor. On the photo attached, where you see a passage between the room and ensuite bathroom. So, do I have to cut the underneath of the doorjamb with a rotary tool or ...
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Door jamb and molding too short after replacing carpet with hardwood floor?

I've recently replaced carpet with hardwood floor. The door jamb and molding are now too short. Prior, the carpet was plusher and made the gap in this one door jamb less obvious. Door Jamb Molding ...
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How to fit jam extensions to this window?

New double casement windows came from manufacturer bowed inwards at the center mullion so that window has an a very, very slight "V" shape when viewed from above. The windows need jam extensions ...
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Uneven door jam causing gap

There's an uneven gap from the door knob side towards the door jam. The gap increases towards the section where the door knob/lock is but on top and bottom the reveal is wider. It's almost like it ...
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New door jamb is smaller than the one it replaced. Can I use it?

I've installed the new jamb, however the new jamb appears to bow a bit, and goes in quite a bit at the bottom. I haven't screwed it down yet, or shimmed it, I wanted a second set of eyes (and 3rd, 4th,...
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Exterior door jamb construction

I've an entryway with a 9 inch jamb. I'm planning on buying a slab door and building a custom jamb. Few questions : What kind of wood is the best for exterior door jambs ? How do I extend the ...
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Replaced door hinges and now the door won't close - hits the door stop on the hinge side

I replaced the 3.5" hinges on an interior door with hinges of the same size. The only difference that I can see between the old and new hinges is that the barrels on the old set are slightly larger. ...
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Filling Gap Between External Door Frame and Wall - For Securing Strike Plate Screws

What can I use to fill a gap between a door frame and the wall, at the location where the strike plate screws will be anchored? I recently installed a new external door frame where the wall ended up ...
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How to fix a damaged door frame?

We have damaged the interior side of our master bedroom door. The door got jammed and when we forced it open, it got damaged; the molding of the door is damaged. I have attached the photo. Need some ...
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How do I fill the hole caused by removing a door plate on a metal door jamb?

I recently got new doors and need to move the door plate on a metal door jamb. I was hoping someone had the know how on how to fill the hole that will now be on the door jamb from where the previous ...
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What's the best way/tool to cut a strip of drywall out of my window boxes?

I'm installing nice new vinyl windows, and in order to maximize the glass area, I've ordered new construction windows to avoid having to set them in the existing window boxes and live with the frames ...
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How to Replace Exterior Door & Casing in Old House

My house is about 100 years old. The door jamb is about 10" wide. I've replaced a few doors before, but all of them had standard jams. I'm not sure how to go about replacing this. I'm assuming I need ...
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How do I adjust for a door jamb that's thicker than the wall?

I have a wall that is measured at 4-1/4" thick (standard 2x4 with 3/8" drywall on both sides). The door jamb is standard 4-11/16" wide, which leaves an extra 7/16" or nearly 1/2 an inch to play with. ...
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How can I install these pre-hung doors?

OK so I got about 20 interior prehung 6-panel doors with trim from Lowe's for $50 a piece. I was buying a lot of stuff they wanted to get rid of. Now putting up 8 news doors in a house. All of the ...
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