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Old 06-14-2013, 01:59 PM  
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If you move the frame out to the stucco, you may not find anything for the sucurity screw for the hinges and stricker plate. As the door is inset it will never swing all the open anyway so I would install it flush with inside. The filler strip between the frame and the stucco may have to be custom cut, but this not really not a big deal.
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Any thoughts on trying to save the existing exterior molding, which sits between the jamb & the stucco by separating the jamb from the molding? Thus not disturbing the stucco at all.


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Find the nails and drive them right thru the molding
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That or cut them from the backside.

Be sure to cut the stucco loose from the door frame as mentioned before.
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That or cut them from the backside.

Be sure to cut the stucco loose from the door frame as mentioned before.
That's what he wants to avoid, the trim will be nailed to the framing and covered with stucco, if he uses a sawsall he will damage the trim he wants to keep.
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That is why I recommended cutting the stucco from the frame first with an angle grinder and masonry blade.

At that point, the door can vibrate all it wants and it won't disturb the stucco.
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Thanks!
How do I cut the stucco from the frame first with an angle grinder and masonry blade as you are recommending and not disturb the stucco?

And what size & type of angle grinder are you recommending?
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Small angle grinder with a masonry blade.

Cut a small kirf cut between the old frame and the stucco.

Plan on making a bunch of dust.
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Thanks!
I had another installer come by and he says "the way his company would install it, (move the frame out to the stucco) the problem is that the stucco guy put too much stucco on each side, which basically buried the entire brick molding."

However, if I had told him not to stucco around the door or he had put on less stucco like he did on the top, I'd be in better shape. Now, he says I need to "chip out about an inch of stucco on each side.". Another lesson learned...Hopefully not too costly a one.

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If you move the frame out to the stucco you will not have anything to screw the Security screws into
You can leave the brick mold there. Just remove all the nails holding the frame in place, don't do anything with the brick mold and with the door still in place and the frame loose, give the door a few wacks with a heavy hammer from the outside and the frame will pull away from the brick mold. The brick mold is never glued to the frame and the two ussually seperate reasonably easy.


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