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w@ntonsoup 09-13-2008 01:13 PM

Door frame split (because of hydraulic door closer) help!
 
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So the hydraulic door closer on our storm door caused a huge split in the entry door frame.

** Please see the attached pictures for details **

How hard a repair is this? Can any carpenter tackle it and make it look brand new again? How much should I expect to pay?

Thanks for the help, my wife is losing her mind over this and I want to make her happy :)

glennjanie 09-13-2008 10:10 PM

Welcome Soup:
Yes, the frame can be repaired to look new. It also needs a safety chain along with the closer to prevent that terrible stain on the closer and frame. If I lived nearby it would cost $100; I just wouldn't go out for less.
Glenn

w@ntonsoup 09-16-2008 09:17 AM

Thanks - would I just call a carpenter? What repair would we be doing? (What's it called?) Sorry for the stupid questions :)

glennjanie 09-17-2008 09:08 PM

Hello Soup:
Call the local chapter of Home Builder's Association and ask for a repari/remodel specialist.
He would remove the closer, glue and clamp the frame crack, reinstall the closer with longer screws that go into the stud behind the frame, install a safety chain to keep the door from opening too far.
You may want to send them the pictures you have shown us and they will have a better starting point.
Glenn


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